April 1, 2015
UN Official on Renewable Energy
By Atlantic Council
Steiner, a German development expert who has run UNEP since 2006, spoke April 1 at an event sponsored by the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center. His conversation with the center’s Founding Director, Richard L. Morningstar, coincided with the release of a UNEP report, Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2015.
“Renewable energies are becoming accessible for developing economies,” Steiner said. “This is not just a matter of not using oil revenues, but leapfrogging technology. It is happening before our very eyes.”