United NationsDepartamento de Asuntos Económicos y Sociales Desarrollo Sostenible

Azerbaijan

PERMANENT MISSION OF THE REPUBLIC OF
Azerbaijan
TO THE UNITED NATIONS
866 United Nations Plaza, Suite 560, New York, N.Y. 10017 Tel.: (212) 371-2559 Fax: (212) 371-2784
3 May 2006
CSD 14
THEMATIC DISCUSSION:
MEETING GROWING ENERGY NEEDS FOR ENERGY SERVICES THROUGH INCREASED
USE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY, GREATER RELIANCE ON ADVANCED ENERGY
TECHNOLOGIES, INCLUDING ADVANCED AND FOSSIL FUEL TECHNOLOGIES
Intervention by Ms. Husniyya Mammadova, Member of Delegation of the Republic of
Azerbaijan
Mr. Chairman,
I would like to thank the panelists for informative presentations and reflect on some ideas
presented during the morning session.
At the outset, let me stress that we recognize complementarity between fossil fuels and
renewable sources of energy; we hold that one should not consider them in isolation. For
instance, in Azerbaijan we adopted two separate programmes. One pursues the development
of fuel and energy sector; whereas the second one aimed at development and use of
renewable energy sources.
Nevertheless as regards to our today?s discussion and to the work of session on the whole, we
believe it is important to fulfill the following mission: identify obstacles and challenges to
energy services, while increasing energy efficiency in supply and consumption systems, as
well as discuss lessons learned and consider practices for replication, as appropriate.
Endeavour or efforts to promote dialogue and cooperation in the field of development and
use of alternative and renewable energy sources should not prevent us to discuss many other
aspects and options pertaining to the wider context of energy security.
In this connection I would like to support the points raised by the colleague from Saudi
Arabia and underline the importance of comprehensiveness and balance in our discussions. It
should be maintained at least due to statistical data on current global energy consumption
structure; and facts, forecasts predicting an increase in energy import dependency and energy
demand in major regional energy markets. Furthermore, we fully share the view that
challenges being faced by oil producing and exporting countries should be also taken into
account and addressed, as those very challenges are central to security of energy supply to
global markets.
It is crystal clear that to provide sufficient energy supply to the global market, oil producing
countries need access to advanced, cleaner and more efficient fossil fuel technologies at an
affordable price. Technologies for trans forming solid fuels to liquid or gaseous fuel and
application of carbon capture and storage technologies are needed. Technical and scientific
cooperation, to overcome barriers in controlling gas flaring and venting, including in
associated gas reinjection in oil fields, to enhance oil recovery, gas lift system, using
associated gas, distribution of associated gas as for fuel utilities and constructing and
expanding necessary infrastructure to export gas to markets, should be significantly
strengthened.
We believe that these considerations could contribute on the ground to addressing energy and
environment related challenges in an integrated and organic manner.
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