This is an excerpt from EERE Network News, a weekly electronic newsletter.
National Renewable Energy Conference Slated for October
DOE and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced on June 23rd that they will co-host a national renewable energy conference focusing on elements of the President's Advanced Energy Initiative, specifically biomass, wind, and solar energy research and commercialization. The conference, "Advancing Renewable Energy: An American Rural Renaissance," is scheduled for October 10th through 12th in St. Louis, Missouri.
The purpose of the conference is to help create partnerships and strategies necessary to accelerate commercialization of renewable energy industries and distribution systems. DOE and the USDA hope the conference will attract attendees from a variety of sectors, including agriculture, energy, transportation, financial and investment, and federal and state government. See the DOE press release.
A number of important energy conferences are coming up this year, including the Southwest Renewable Energy Conference, starting on August 1st in Flagstaff, Arizona; Energy 2006, an energy management conference, starting on August 6th in Chicago; Solar Power 2006, starting on October 16th in San Jose, California; the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Workforce Conference, starting on November 8th in Troy, New York; and the Eleventh National Renewable Energy Marketing Conference, starting on December 3rd in San Francisco, California. And international travelers won't want to miss the World Renewable Energy Conference, which runs from August 19th to the 25th in Florence, Italy.