ACORE Hosts Side Event at Bonn Conference

The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) will host the US Side Event at the International Conference on Renewable Energies, taking place June 1-4, 2004 in Bonn, Germany.

Washington D.C. – May 26, 2004 [SolarAccess.com] The conference, convened by German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, will bring together governments from all countries of the world to advance the state of policy for renewable energy, in the context of sustainable development following the WSSD meetings in Johannesburg in 2002. The US will be represented by an official delegation led by David K. Garman, Acting Undersecretary of Energy. In addition, non-government Delegates from the US include Christopher Flavin, president of WorldWatch Institute, Robert L. Pratt, Director of the Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust, and Michael Eckhart, president of ACORE. “The US side event will present the status of and outlook for renewable energy development and deployment in the US, and provide a venue for dialog with the many international participants,” said Eckhart. The US Side Event entitled “Renewable Energy in America” will be held at the Pumpenhaus Auditorium at 5:30 PM on June 2, 2004, featuring speakers from the US federal delegation, Lew Milford of the Clean Energy Group, John Geesman, Commissioner of the California Energy Commission, Roger Duncan of the City of Austin, Texas, and Kenneth Locklin of EIF Group and the Clean Energy Group. ACORE, a membership nonprofit organization, is dedicated to bringing renewable energy into the mainstream of the US economy and lifestyle through information and communications programs. ACORE’s next major conference is the Renewable Energy Finance Forum, to be held June 23-24, 2004 at the Metropolitan Club in New York City.

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