To Be Held June 23-24, 2005 at the Waldorf-Astoria
Washington, DC - The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) and Euromoney Energy Events, a subsidiary of Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, today announced the list of official sponsors for "Renewable Energy Finance Forum - Wall Street" (REFF - Wall Street 2005), the all-renewable energy finance conference where over 500 bankers and investors are expected to gather at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City on June 23-24, 2005.
Law firm Stoel Rives LLP is the Platinum sponsor again this year. Partner Ed Einowski said, "Stoel Rives is proud to once again be the Platinum sponsor of the 2005 event. Following on last year's overflowing success, the 2005 REFF - Wall Street 2005 is yet another sign of the growing maturity of the renewable energy industry and a rare opportunity to bring all the key players in the industry together in the world capital of project finance, New York City."
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP will be the Gold Sponsor. Partner Ed Feo concurred with Einowski stating that, "This is an outstanding event for financial professionals. I encourage lenders and investors who are interested in renewable energy to attend. The networking last year was exceptional."
REFF - Wall Street 2005 will be showcasing Orrick as the Silver Sponsor with Swiss Re hosting the pre-conference reception. Other sponsors include Baker & McKenzie, Navigant Consulting, Dexia Credit Local, Vestas, and Natsource. In addition, BASE, Chadbourne & Parke LLP, Project Finance, Platts, Renewable Energy World, Power Finance & Risk, Institutional Investor, and New Energy Finance. Looking forward to an even greater event than last year, Chris Groobey of Baker & McKenzie, LLP remarked that, "We were very pleased with the returns on our sponsorship last year and have made it a priority this year, anticipating an even larger and better-attended event."
The second annual REFF - Wall Street 2005 will build on the sell-out success of the 2004 inaugural event, bringing together a high profile speaker panel dedicated to the financing of RE projects and companies. REFF - Wall Street 2005 will bring the financial community together to identify the major opportunities and issues facing leaders and investors in the US renewables market. Topics covered will include innovations in project finance, institutional investment, venture capital and private equity, trading Renewable Energy Credits and carbon credits, and case studies and discussion on the financing of wind power, solar, hydropower, geothermal, biomass, biofuels, and waste energy projects.
Keynote speakers will include the Honorable George E. Pataki, Governor of New York, the Honorable Philip Angelides, Treasurer of California, Tom Carbone, President, Vestas America, and Alex Urquhart, President and CEO, GE Commercial Finance, Energy Financial Services. Noted speakers will include John C.S. Anderson, Head, Power and Project Finance, John Hancock Life Insurance Company, Raj Atluru, Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Scott Brown, Chief Executive Officer, New Energy Capital LLC, Theo de Wolff, Managing Director of PPM Atlantic Renewable Energy, Fabrizio Donini Ferretti, Head of Energy, Dexia Credit Local, Steven Greenwald, Managing Director, Head of Project Finance, Credit Suisse First Boston, Peter Smith, President, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), and John Geesman, Commissioner, California Energy Commission, amongst others.
Conference co-chairs are Kenneth R. Locklin, Director, Massachusetts Green Energy Fund; Dan W. Reicher, Founder and President, New Energy Capital; Michael D. Ware, Managing Director, Advance Capital Markets Inc., and Thomas B. White, Managing Director, Marathon Capital LLC.
Additional sponsorship opportunities are available for companies that want a higher profile in the RE financier community.
About The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) and Euromoney Energy Events
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: www.acore.org.
Euromoney Energy Events (EEE) is a London-based wholly owned subsidiary of Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, the publisher of Institutional Investor, Project Finance & Risk, Power Economics 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, visit www.EuromoneyEnergy.com.