The Energy and Renewables Business Council (ERBC) within the International Trade Council is a specialized body dedicated to the advancement and integration of traditional energy resources and renewable technologies in the global market. Acknowledging the critical challenges of energy security, environmental sustainability, and economic viability, the ERBC serves as a multidisciplinary platform to facilitate dialogue, innovation, and collaboration among energy producers, technology providers, governments, and other stakeholders. The aim is to create a resilient, sustainable, and equitable energy landscape for the future.

Areas of Focus:

  • Energy Transition: Facilitate discussions and strategies for a seamless transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources, considering both the opportunities and challenges involved.
  • Technology Advancements: Stay at the forefront of emerging technologies in both traditional energy extraction and renewable energy solutions, such as advanced solar panels, wind turbines, and carbon capture and storage.
  • Regulatory Insights: Monitor and provide updates on international and regional regulatory frameworks affecting energy production, distribution, and trade to ensure that members are compliant and well-informed.
  • Sustainable Financing: Explore and advocate for financing models that promote sustainable energy initiatives, including green bonds, impact investing, and public-private partnerships.
  • Energy Storage: Address the crucial issue of energy storage technologies like batteries, pumped storage, and hydrogen to enhance the reliability and effectiveness of renewable energy systems.
  • Energy Efficiency: Promote best practices and technologies that contribute to greater energy efficiency in both production and consumption, including smart grids and demand response systems.
  • Access to Energy: Work towards equitable energy access, particularly in underdeveloped regions, through microgrids, decentralized energy systems, and sustainable energy policies.
  • Networking and Collaboration: Serve as a centralized platform for professionals in the energy sector to share insights, collaborate on projects, and form strategic alliances.
  • Social and Environmental Responsibility: Advocate for responsible environmental practices and social governance within the energy sector, including compliance with global carbon reduction goals and community engagement.
  • Market Trends and Analysis: Deliver analysis designed to inform strategic decisions and identify emerging opportunities.

Outputs of the Business Council:

  • Research Reports
  • Webinars
  • Legislative Recommendations
  • Thought-Pieces / Blog Posts
  • Participation in Industry Events
  • Collation of Industry News
  • Mentoring