The Honorable Edward G. Rendell, Governor of Pennsylvania has announced his confirmation as a keynote speaker at the upcoming Renewable Energy Finance Forum - Wall Street (REFF-Wall Street). The event is poised to be the gathering of the year for top level financiers and CEOs
Washington, DC - The Honorable Edward G. Rendell, Governor of Pennsylvania, has announced his confirmation as a keynote speaker at the upcoming Renewable Energy Finance Forum - Wall Street (REFF-Wall Street), being held June 21-22, 2006 in New York City. The event is being co-organized by the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) and Euromoney Energy Events, a subsidiary of Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC.
Governor Rendell will be speaking on the morning of June 21PstP to an audience of 500-600 senior financiers and executives at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City.
"No longer is investing in alternative fuels a fringe idea," said Governor Rendell recently. "The E.U. is already five percent dependent on bio-fuels for their cars and expect to get to 20 percent by 2020. If anyone suggests to you that these ideas aren't ready for prime time and cost too much, they are living in the past."
Governor Rendell added, "We are coming to Renewable Energy Finance Forum - Wall Street to drive investment to our state and spur our nation's economy." The conference will address the key questions:
• Where are the VCs putting their money?
• How are wind farms, solar projects and biofuels plants being financed?
• Where are the institutional investors driving the RE sector?
• How did the major IPOs get done?
• What's coming next in RE finance?
"This is a magnificent conference, with lots of speakers who are encouraged to get to the main points quickly," said Keith Martin, Partner, Chadbourne & Parke. "This conference has emerged as one of two or three renewables conferences during the year that attract huge audiences and where one can expect to find all of the main market participants."
CEOs of the largest IPOs in the industry's history will speak, including Per Hornung Pedersen, CEO, Suzlon Energy A/S; Dr. Shi Zhengrong, Founder & CEO, Suntech; and Tom Werner, CEO, Sunpower.
Due to the success of business networking and maximized visibility, many have decided to sponsor the largest all-renewables finance forum in the US for a second year in a row.
This year's premier sponsors include: Milbank, Gold Sponsor; Suzlon, Gold Sponsor; Orrick, Silver Sponsor; Conergy, Silver Sponsor; US Renewables, Silver Sponsor; Winston & Strawn, Silver Sponsor; GE Commercial Financial Services, Inc., Bronze Sponsor; NYSERDA, Bronze Sponsor; Airtricity, Bronze Sponsor; Swiss Re, Reception Sponsor; Eversheds, Breakfast Sponsor; Baker & McKenzie, Badge Sponsor, Dexia Credit Local, Logo Sponsor, and Navigant Consulting, Logo Sponsor.
"ACORE and Euromoney have managed in the space of just two years to make this event into the premier conference for the renewables sector in the US. Milbank is proud to be sponsoring such an exceptionally high level event that allows delegates access to valuable insight from some of the biggest players in the industry," said Ed Feo, Partner, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCoy, LLP.
Registered attendees already include: Advance Capital Markets; AES; Babcock & Brown; CalPERS; Chadbourne & Parke LLP; Chicago Climate Exchange; Citigroup; Day, Berry & Howard LLP; EcoSecurities plc; GE Energy Financial Services; Goldman Sachs; Good Energies; Horizon Wind Energy, LLC; Hudson United Bank; Iogen Corporation; John Hancock Insurance and Financial Services; JP Morgan; Libertas Capital Group; Macquarie Funds Management; Marathon Capitol, LLC; Milbank; Nth Power; Orrick; Piper Jaffray & Co.; PPM Atlantic Renewables; Rockefeller Brothers Fund; Seattle Biodiesel; Solargenix; Sunpower; Suntech; Suzlon; Swiss Re; UBS Investment Bank; and UPC Wind Management.
Registration information for limited seating at Renewable Energy Finance Forum - Wall Street can be found online at: TUwww.reff-wallstreet.comUT. We encourage early registration to ensure a guaranteed spot.
Those interested in the few remaining sponsorships can view options online or contact Tom Weirich, ACORE, at: TUweirich@acore.orgUT or Alastair MacDonald, Euromoney Energy Events at: TUamacdonald@euromoneyplc.comUT.
REFF-Wall Street 2006 is supported by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), Biomass Coordinating Council (BCC), National Hydropower Association (NHA), Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and US Energy Association.
Conference co-chairs are Michael Eckhart, President, ACORE; Nancy Floyd, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Nth Power; Ken Locklin, Director, Massachusetts Green Energy Fund; Torsten Merkel, Conference Manager, Euromoney PLC; Dan W. Reicher, Founder and President, New Energy Capital; and Michael D. Ware, Managing Director, Advance Capital Markets Inc.
About American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE)
ACORE, a 501(c)(3) membership nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, DC, is dedicated to bringing renewable energy into the mainstream of the US economy and lifestyle through information and communications programs. ACORE provides a common platform for the wide range of interests in the renewable energy community including renewable energy industries, associations, utilities, end users, professional service firms, financial institutions and government agencies. ACORE serves as a forum through which these parties work together on common interests. Membership information is available at: TUwww.acore.orgUT.
About Euromoney Energy Events
Euromoney Energy Events (EEE) is a London-based wholly owned subsidiary of Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, the publisher of Institutional Investor, Project Finance & Risk, Renewable Finance and other global publications. EEE's diverse range of conferences address topical issues in the energy sector, with a focus on financial and commercial aspects, in a portfolio that ranges across Renewable Energy, Waste, LNG and Emissions. EEE also is the organizer of the Renewable Energy Finance Forum held every September in London.
For additional information about Renewable Energy Finance Forum - Wall Street 2006, visit: www.reff-wallstreet.com.