February 20, 2013
Friday, 15/02/2013, (LONDON) – Following the U.S. Department of the Interior's recent announcement of the first competitive offshore wind energy lease sales under the "Smart from the Start" initiative, we are delighted to announce that DOI Secretary Ken Salazar will be giving the opening address at Offshore Wind Power USA, February 26-27 in Boston.
After President Obama’s forthright comments around climate change in his State of the Union address earlier this week directing Congress to “act soon to protect future generations”, it is clear that both climate change abatement and energy security remain high on the agenda of this Administration.
Julia Goddard, Director at Green Power Conferences, global leader in renewable energy events, who will convene the congress commented: “With increased competition from emerging energy sources such as natural gas, there is an urgent need to move towards commercial deployment of large-scale renewable energy projects at scale. Offshore wind offers outstanding opportunities for significant power generation projects, and with demonstration projects underway and increased interest in offshore grid connection potential, the U.S. offshore sector stands ready to take off, as we move closer to steel in the water”.
About Offshore Wind Power USA
Offshore Wind Power USA brings together more than 300 participants from across the value chain, including policy makers, developers, turbine manufacturers, utilities and investors, to deliver and listen to a wide roster of high-level talks, do business, network and discuss the latest in market developments. Conference headlines, speaker agendas, speeches and sponsorship information can be found at: www.offshorewindpowercongress.com
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About Green Power Conferences
Green Power Conferences is the global leader in renewable energy conferences. It brings together governments, businesses, academics, policy makers, banks, non-governmental organizations, and opinion formers to discuss and exchange intelligence on renewable energy vital in achieving global energy security.
Founded in 2003 to provide high quality business events for the renewable energy industry, the company has developed strong event portfolios covering the solar wind, biomass, biogas, geothermal, ocean energy and climate finance sectors. In 2007 the Green Power Academy was launched to provide premier training courses to impart knowledge and skills to the global energy industry.
Green Power Conferences abides by a strict ‘green policy’ to pollute less. It goes beyond compliance measures to reduce its carbon footprint where and when it can and encourages other businesses to do the same.
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