Sahara Wind invited to the Washington International Renewable Energy Conference (WIREC 2008)
The event brought together government, civil society and private business leaders to address the benefits and costs of a major and rapid scale-up in the global deployment of renewable energy technology. WIREC participants acquired a better understanding of the benefits of large-scale renewable energy deployment on energy security, climate change, air quality and economic growth. They also gained an appreciation of the multiple policy options and best practices that encourage and enable accelerated renewable energy up-take. The objective of the conference was to develop networks and partnerships to explore and initiate renewable energy projects.
WIREC 2008 consisted of four major co-located events: A Trade Show, the WIREC 2008 Ministerial Meeting, Official Side Events associated with WIREC 2008 as well as a Business Conference
Delegates and registrants for WIREC 2008 received participation credentials in one of the following three categories:
- WIREC 2008 Government Delegates
Government Delegates received invitations to participate from the U.S. Department of State
- WIREC 2008 Non-Governmental Delegates
A limited number of non-governmental delegate spaces were available for civil society and private sector participants.
- Business Conference and Expo Registrants
Registrants at the WIREC 2008 Business Conference and Expo were invited to join the Side Events, as well as social and professional receptions and events held in conjunction with the official government meeting.