Connecting economic growth, social equity and sustainable environment is the resource “energy”. According to the United Nations, development is not possible without sustainable energy (UN 2012). Energy policy is not on a basic condition for economic and industrial development but also critical for health. Thus, reducing poverty and providing health for all is linked to ensuring universal and sustainable access to modern day energy as indicated in within the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Second CPEEL Regional Energy Conference with the theme, Transformations in the Global Energy Industry: Setting the Agenda for the Gulf of Guinea, is scheduled to take place between the 26th and 27th of October, 2015.
Owing to the ongoing palpable dynamics in the energy sector, it is indeed timeous to critically analyze the implications of the recent trends in the energy sector for the Gulf of Guinea. The Second CPEEL Energy Conference is set to provide an avenue for engagement in the foregoing discourse.
Computable general equilibrium (CGE) models represent a class of economic models that use actual economic data to estimate how an economy might react to changes in policy, technology or other external factors. They are completely-specified models of an economy or a region, including all production activities, factors and institutions, including the modeling of all markets and macroeconomic components, such as investment and savings, balance of payments, and government budget.
Given the multidisciplinary approach to postgraduate studies at the Centre and the diverse backgrounds of the students, all admitted students irrespective of their specializations are expected to take the refresher programme which comprises the following three courses:
Professor Yinka Omorogbe will bring her experience to bear when she discusses strategies for the distribution of wealth from Petroleum and other Extractive Industries in CPEEL’s Special Seminar Series scheduled for the 28th of August, 2014. Professor Omorogbe is a legal practitioner with degrees from the University of Ife, Nigeria and the London School of Economics and Political Science. She was until recently, the Company Secretary and Legal Adviser of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). She was also a former Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
The seminar paper which will be presented by Engr. (Dr) Ayodele Afolabi Esan of Resharn Ltd, Abuja, will discuss renewable energy technologies trend from the viewpoints of economics, world markets for renewable energy etc. It will also critically assess the utilization of natural resources that produce no air pollution or greehouse gases for sustainable and inclusive development.
The Maiden Regional Conference of the Centre for Petroleum, Energy Economics and Law (CPEEL), scheduled to take place from the 24th to 25th of November, 2014, is titled "Oil and Gas in the Gulf of Guinea: Development and Management for Inclusive and Sustainable Development." The Conference is aimed at attracting industry experts, CEOs, policy makers and major stakeholders in the broad energy sector within and outside the region, as well as provide a top level forum where authoritative pronouncements would be made about the energy sector.