The World Renewable Energy Congress (WREC) and expo is held every other year, and the United Kingdom (UK) is ready to present the country’s energy advances. More than 20 scientists and researchers from the UK are scheduled to speak on the country’s marine energy projects, solar technologies, offshore wind development, green buildings and other aspects of renewable energy.Denver, Colorado – August 19, 2004 [SolarAccess.com] Government policy advances and funding increases in the UK, such as the recently announced GBP £50 million (USD 91 million) Marine Research Development Fund, have helped the country advance in alternative energy research and innovative technologies. Prime Minister Tony Blair affirmed the UK’s position in greenhouse gas reductions through the publishing of the country’s Energy White Paper, which outlines plans to reduce the country’s carbon dioxide emissions up to 60 percent by 2050. UK Minister of State for Energy Stephen Timms will speak at the conference’s opening ceremony about the country’s renewable energy policy agenda. Ian Bryden, world-leading marine energy researcher from Robert Gordon University; Andrew Mill, managing director of the European Marine Energy Centre; and Max Fordham, low-carbon building expert from the University of Bath, are each going to speak on their respective areas of energy technology as well. The World Renewable Energy Congress is held every two years, and provides an international forum for several hundred delegates from across the world. This year’s congress in Colorado will be held August 29, through September 3.