This symposium series facilitates the multidisciplinary study of energy challenges from an international perspective. The conference involves multiple disciplines in technology, science, economy and policy-making related to energy challenges. The topics include both fossil fuels and many different forms of renewable energy. Also, the event addresses issues related to the environment, energy efficiency, safety, energy policy and economy. The purpose is to gain a complete view of energy challenges and solutions among these different disciplines and from a global perspective.