Dr Mehdi Sarram
Energy Security Consulting Group (USA)
Dr. Mehdi Sarram will be one of our afternoon speakers on the theme of Renewable Energy. Right after lunch, Dr. Mehdi Sarram will give an opening speech about the world energy needs and the role of renewable energy sources, and by the end of the day, he will wrap up the conference with a panel discussion on the same topic.
Dr. Mehdi Sarram presents:
The World Energy Needs and Role of Renewable Energy Sources
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There are over 1 billion people in the world who have no electricity. How do we make the world work for every one of the 7.2 billion people? This presentation discusses these issues and how by increasing the renewable energy sources in the world, we can meet the energy demands to the extent possible. The significant progress made in recent years in increasing the supply of renewable energy world-wide will be included.
The good news is that the year 2017 was another record-breaking one for renewable energy, characterized by the largest ever increase in renewable power capacity when the total renewable energy capacity rose by almost 9% over 2016. As of 2016, renewable energy accounted for an estimated 18.2% of global total final energy.
About Dr. Mehdi Sarram
Dr. Mehdi Sarram is the President of Energy Security Consulting Group. He has a post graduate degree in nuclear engineering from the University of Michigan, 1967. He held a US-DOE “Q” Security Clearance, has over 47 years nuclear experience and has visited 38 countries. He worked for the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, Austria and has worked for the US nuclear industry for over 35 years for Raytheon Nuclear and AREVA NP. Since 2008, as an independent consultant, he has worked for AREVA NP and for MHI on nuclear projects. In 2102, as a senior adviser for URS, he worked for KEPCO in Seoul, South Korea on a major nuclear project. He has made numerous presentations on renewable energy, nuclear power and public health and safety. He has published numerous scientific papers in technical journals in the areas related to energy. He has been lecturing at UCSD, SDSU, UC Berkeley, the University of Michigan, the World Affairs Council on JCPOA. He has been a member of the American Nuclear Society for 55 years.