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Message From The President

President of WSSET

The World Society of Sustainable Energy Technologies (WSSET) has an important role in consolidating practical partnerships between academic and industrial organisations, as well as addressing issues of climate change and promoting wide-scale application of sustainable technologies.

Sustainable Energy Technologies (SET) conferences organised by WSSET have been held annually since 2002 in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, North and South America. A large number of delegates from around the world have attended, and papers have been published in high quality, peer reviewed journals, as well as conference proceedings. The Society has also run a range of workshops for industry and academic institutions on important and timely topics. WSSET is working on the development of low-cost sustainable technologies to improve the quality of life in Africa and other developing countries.

On 21 January 2016, WSSET opened its Asia Branch at Hubei University of Technology (HBUT), China. President Defu Liu was appointed as WSSET Asia President. The branch, which is supported by two administrative staff, has attracted a large number of new members for the society.

The Right Honourable Lord John Prescott (former UK Deputy Prime Minister) has recently been appointed as Honorary President of WSSET. Lord Prescott has been a member of British Parliament for 40 years. He is currently the Council of Europe Chair of the Environment Committee dealing with climate change. With his numerous associations in Africa and China, Lord Prescott will be of great assistance to WSSET in forging new links and strengthening existing ones.

Regular issues of the WSSET Newsletter have provided our members with information on membership activity, latest news on sustainable technologies, research/development and demonstration projects, collaboration opportunities and events such as conferences and workshops. WSSET welcomes contributions to the newsletter from members and other organisations.

To value and encourage high-quality research projects, WSSET has been running Innovation Awards since 2016. These awards are presented to winners at SET conferences.

WSSET collaborates on the publication of journals such as the International Journal of Low Carbon Technologies and Future Cities and Environment Journal. WSSET members receive discounts on publishing their papers in these journals.

Professor S. B. Riffat
President of WSSET