It is a great pleasure to welcome you to the 1st International Conference on Energy & Environment: bringing together Economics and Engineering, ICEE, in Porto, Portugal, May 9-10, 2013.
The conference is organized by FEP (School of Economics and Management, University of Porto), CEF.UP (Research Center on Economics and Finance, University of Porto) and the CGIT (Research Center on Industrial Management and Technology) of the School of Engineering, University of Minho.
ICEE brings together leading academic scientists, researchers and scholars from the energy and environment science community to interchange knowledge, to discuss and to disseminate new ideas towards a low-carbon, sustainable future.
Indeed, energy and environment transition issues require much more than pure technology knowledge. Instead, they involve processes of technological transfer where economics, social sciences, and even politics play decisive roles.
On behalf of the organising committee, I wish you a pleasant stay in Porto and I hope that the conference will be a rewarding and useful experience for all the participants!