As Global Eyes Look to California for Green Advice, Government Officials and Renewable Energy Experts Support Solutions through REEM09

San Francisco, CA (PressExposure) February 02, 2009 -- The trendsetter in all things green, California is home to the 2009 conference, Implementation of Renewable Energy in the Emerging Markets of Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean (REEM09) in San Francisco April 27-29, 2009. Organized by the Centers for International Trade Development, this Conference will focus on successes, challenges and solutions for implementing and sustaining renewable energy infrastructures in emerging market countries.

“REEM09 is an innovative new strategy for implementing renewable energy in these emerging markets,” explains Jigar Shah, Founder/Former CEO, SunEdison, “A strategy of equal partnerships and realistic, visionary, self-developed policies that the emerging market policy-makers can understand, implement and manage.”

With the City of San Francisco as official Conference host, the strong support of the Conference is demonstrated by its prestigious host committee, including political officials such as: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi; Congresswoman Jackie Speier; California State Assemblymember Jerry Hill and San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom. Other notable Conference hosts include: Timothy Simon, California Public Utilities Commissioner; Wade Crowfoot, Mayor’s Director of Climate Protection Initiatives; Sue Kateley, Executive Director, California Solar Energy Industries Association; Nancy Rader, Executive Director, California Wind Energy Association; David Hochschild, former San Francisco Public Utilities Commissioner and Vice President, Solara; Dr. Jan Hamrin, renewable energy researcher; Jigar Shah, Founder/Former CEO, SunEdison; Nico van Aelstyn, Principal/ Co-Chair of Climate Change Practice Group, Beveridge & Diamond, the largest environmental law firm in the US; Stephen H. Schneider, Ph.D., Stanford University, consultant to several White House staffs on climate change; Professor Harvey W. Blanch, UC Berkeley and CSTO, Bio-energy Institute; and Raquel Pinderhughes, Ph.D., San Francisco State University, urban studies and planning researcher.

With the topic of climate and global warming looming, along with an anxious new administration in the White House, it is clear that Obama’s “dream green team” will attempt to implement the strategies California has pursued on a national platform, while REEM09 takes these strategies international.

The three day event is an exclusive opportunity for public and private renewable energy technology providers, key decision makers, lawyers and investors to collaborate, network, and form partnerships to increase their role in sustaining the environment and economies worldwide.

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Press Release Submitted On: February 02, 2009 at 11:57 am
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