Crescent Petroleum with Majid Jafar is making a global impact, highlighted, amongst other things, by Majid’s election in 2013 as the deputy chairman of the Global Energy Initiative (GEI) which is a major international non-profit that helps to promote sustainable energy to fight energy poverty and to protect the environment.
Upon his appointment Majid Jafar commented:
“Like food, shelter, and medicine, access to affordable energy for all people must be viewed as an international objective that will require cooperation and coordination on a global scale to achieve in a sustainable manner that encourages development.”
Among their vast array of activities, the GEI is, this week, co-organizing 1 of the 3 strands of the APO International Conference in Taiwan.
Called “How will green energy shape our future?” this segment of the conference is taking place on March 13th from 1:30-5:10. As GEI describes on its website: “Traditional energies had provided the backdrop for the last century’s industrial rapid growth. But, in view of the negative impact these energy sources have to our environment, we question: will they be able to sustain us for another century? How are we going to satisfy the increasing demand from our population and industrial growth? History has taught us that a diverse energy portfolio is better than a single energy source for a nation. However, are the other energy sources ready for the main stage? How can we nurture the growth of renewable energies? In this keynote, we hope to address this intractable topic through policy, technology and market place.”
Crescent Petroleum’s history ensures it is well placed to contribute to the GEI. It has been working in the sector since the 1970s, at a time when Saddam Hussein was both unofficially and then officially in power in the Iraqi government. Indeed, the company is the longest-established private gas and oil company in all of the Middle East, boasting experience as a global operator in countries like: Argentina, Canada, Egypt, Iraq, Montenegro, Pakistan, Tunisia, and the United Arab Emirates.