For more information contact:
Kerry Masson, (303)275-4083
Golden, Colo., June 6, 1996 -- The fourth World Renewable Energy Congress, the only international conference focusing on renewable energy, energy efficiency and the environment, will be held in Denver June 15 - 21 at the Adam's Mark Hotel.
More than 600 energy experts from 80 countries are expected to participate in the conference which will address global renewable energy issues such as economic development, environmental impacts, market opportunities, technological advances, governmental policy and current renewable energy uses around the world.
U.S. Secretary of Energy Hazel R. O'Leary will kick off the event June 17 at 9:30 a.m. with a keynote address. Congressman Dan Schaefer and Denver Mayor Wellington Webb are expected to join Sec. O'Leary during opening ceremonies from 8:30-10 a.m.
Dr. Jeremy Leggett, Director of Greenpeace's International Solar Initiative, London, will speak at the Congress banquet at 7 p.m., Wed. June 19. Pre-Congress activities include a Women in Sustainable Energy Symposium June 16 from 9 a.m.-noon.
Conference General Chairman Ali Sayigh, director general of the World Renewable Energy Network (WREN), said the Congress will focus on technologies such as photovoltaics, solar thermal energy, wind energy, biomass power and energy efficient building technologies.
The Congress is hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy and its National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Other sponsors include UNESCO, WREN, Responsive Energy Technology Symposium, International Exchange, Export Council on Renewable Energy, Solar Energy Industries Association and Sandia National Laboratories.
Registration information is available from Jessica White at NREL at 303-275-4358