World Renewable Energy Congress To Be Held In Denver In 1996

For more information Contact:
Kerry Masson (303) 275-4090

Golden, Colo., Dec. 18, 1995 -- The U.S. Department of Energy and its National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) announced today that they will host the World Renewable Energy Congress IV in Denver from June 15-21, 1996.

More than 500 attendees from 100 countries are expected to attend the Congress which is the first one to be held outside of the United Kingdom. The World Renewable Energy Congress, which meets every two years, was first held in 1990.

Several U.S. and international dignitaries will speak at the opening ceremonies according to conference General Chairman Ali Sayigh. Queen Nor of Jordan and representatives from the United Nations and International Energy Agency have been invited to speak. Plenary sessions will include world leaders in renewable energy, banking and business.

The Congress' objectives are to support industries producing, marketing and using renewable energy; to highlight the role of renewables in meeting energy needs of countries; to include government, private sector, international agencies and policy makers in the adoption of sound policies to safeguard the environment and speed implementation of renewables; and to bring together policy makers, potential buyers and renewable energy manufacturers to help stimulate the renewable energy market.

Other sponsors include UNESCO, the World Renewable Energy Network (WREN), Responsive Energy Technology Symposium, International Exchange (RETSIE), Export Council on Renewable Energy, Solar Energy Industries Association and Sandia National Laboratories.

Conference topics will include photovoltaics, solar thermal, wind energy, biomass, energy efficiency, economics and institutional issues, global and regional economic development and environmental issues. The latest in energy efficiency and renewable energy equipment will be on display. More than 200 speakers have been invited and 500 abstracts for technical papers have been received. Abstracts are still being accepted.

For more information contact Bob Noun, 303-275-3062; Professor Ali Sayigh, (1734) 611364 (UK); or Steve Hauser, chairman of the technical committee, 303-384-7416.

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