The Afghan Energy Project shares scientific information. We review new
ideas to make a difference. We regularly meet in Washington DC.
The current master plan for the Afghan Energy Sector was harshly
criticized by the Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction
[SIGAR] in a 31 page audit January 2010 which you can read here http://www.sigar.mil/pdf/audits/SIGAR%20Audit-10-4.pdf
audit states that the US Embassy and the USAID Mission Director in
Kabul both signed letters in agreement with the audit. The plan is now
President Obama, the US Secretary of Agriculture and members of the
House and Senate have supported biofuels and other alternative energy
sources in the US, but the Afghan master plan for the energy sector does
not at present mention this subject. News reports on our website
describe these and other issues of how energy policy relates
to agricultural development and counter narcotics. However, difficult
technical and scientific issues have been major obstacles to senior
policymakers understanding these issues.
The Afghan Energy Project's Technical Advisory Panel was created to
review these difficult scientific issues for senior policymakers in the
US, in the UN, and in the government of Afghanistan.