July 2010 – WLPGA joins the Energy for All Partnership Steering Committee
The World LP Gas Association’s (WLPGA) request to join the Steering Committee of the Asian Development Bank's Energy for All Partnership (E4ALL) was approved by the Steering Committee on Tuesday 22 June 2010.
The World LP Gas Association’s (WLPGA) request to join the Steering Committee of the Asian Development Bank's Energy for All Partnership (E4ALL) was approved by the Steering Committee on Tuesday 22 June 2010. The decision, which took place at a meeting in the Asian Development Bank’s HQ in Manila, underlined WLPGA’s continuing support of E4ALL as well as its role in leading the Partnership’s working group on LP Gas, E4 LPG. The goal of E4ALL is to provide energy access to 100 million people in Asia and the Pacific Region by 2015. It was founded in June 2009 and is made up of seven different working groups that focus on everything from wind power to enterprise development to innovative financing as ways of reducing energy poverty. The Partnership was formed specifically to build platforms for cooperation, exchange, innovation, and project development by bringing together key stakeholders from business, finance, government, and NGOs for a singular purpose: to drive action. For more information please visit http://www.energyforall.info/. Gil-Hong Kim, Director of the Sustainable Infrastructure Division at ADB and Co-Chairman of the Energy for All Partnership Steering Committee, commented, “We welcome the contribution that can be made through LP Gas to help us attain the ambitious goals of the Partnership. LP Gas is an effective tool for reducing energy poverty in the Asia-Pacific region in a clean, safe and timely way. We look forward to WLPGA’s continued participation in the Partnership and we welcome their perspective and insight on to the Steering Committee.” Other groups on the Steering Committee are:
- The Asian Development Bank (ADB) www.adb.org
ReEx Capital Asia www.reexasia.com
The National Electrification Administration of the Philippines www.nea.gov.ph
The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) www.reeep.org
POSCO E&C www.poscoenc.com
SNV Netherlands Development Organisation www.snvworld.org
The Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS) www.seas.org.sg
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) www.teriin.org
The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) www.wbcsd.org
Note to editors:
The World LP Gas Association (WLPGA) is the authoritative voice of the global LP Gas industry representing all sectors of the industry. The primary aim of the Association is to add value to the sector through driving premium demand for LP Gas, while also promoting compliance with good business and safety practices. It brings together both private and public companies involved in the industry, develops long-term partnerships with international organisations and implements projects on both a global and local scale. The Association was established in 1987 and granted Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council in 1989.