Global energy challenges under spotlight in South Korea
SEOUL (AFP) - The world's leading energy officials will meet this week in South Korea to discuss the sector's major challenges, ranging from climate change to the rise of fracking and nuclear power's uncertain future.
The 22nd World Energy Congress begins on Monday in the south-eastern city of Daegu, which has set its sights on becoming a model for the use of renewable energy, particularly solar.
With over 5,000 participants from 93 countries, the conference, which takes place every three years, is considered the most important meeting of the sector and has been dubbed the "Energy Olympics".
Some 50 ministers and other senior government officials, including many from OPEC nations, as well as bosses of big firms like Tepco, Gazprom, Shell and Aramco are expected to take part.