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Check out these upcoming clean energy events on offshore wind energy, solar energy, geothermal energy, and more. And let us know of any more upcoming clean energy events we’ve missed.


Offshore WINDPOWER Conference & Exhibition (Baltimore, MD — October 11-13, 2011)

WHO:          Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior
Martin O’Malley, Governor of Maryland
Denise Bode, CEO of AWEA
And tons of people in or connected to the offshore wind industry.

WHEN:       October 11-13, 2011

WHERE:    Baltimore Convention Center
One West Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
General session will be held in Ballroom 2 on Level 4 of the Convention center


Accelerate: Global Cleantech Conference (San Francisco — October 11-12)

Accelerate is a two day summit designed to explore the cleantech phenomenon that has inspired entrepreneurs, captivated policymakers, and attracted billions of dollars in funding from both the venture capital industry and some of the largest companies in the world.

Accelerate will examine the impact which the cleantech revolution is having on big business and society as a whole, and why cleantech is no longer a sector of technology, but rather a filter through which all the processes of civilization are being fundamentally upgraded.

Accelerate will connect the cleantech elite—CEOs, VCs, corporate investors, government officials, and other influential people from the cleantech community around the world—challenging them to present investment ideas and entrepreneurial innovations that not only promise environmental sustainability and resource abundance, but also deliver the basic necessities of life—energy, water, food, shelter, transportation and waste management—at lower unit costs. Such breakthroughs will spur economic growth and development, increase productivity, and raise the standard of living in countries all over the world.

Accelerate will take place at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, the largest Platinum LEED certified building in the world.


Solar Power International (Dallas — October 17-20)

Solar Power International (SPI) is North America’s largest, most comprehensive solar power trade show and conference. This annual, business-to-business event was the first of its kind in North America and grows bigger and better every year.

Nearly 24,000 professionals from 125+ countries attend. With one out of five attendees coming from outside the United States, SPI is truly a global event.

In 2011, over 1,200 companies from all vertical markets in the solar power spectrum will exhibit in a space of more than 1 million gross square feet.


GEA Geothermal Energy Expo 2011 (San Diego, Calif. — Oct. 23-26)

The Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) will convene the world’s geothermal business leaders in San Diego for the Geothermal Energy Expo, the world’s largest gathering of businesses involved in geothermal resource exploration, characterization, development, production and management. The event provides a unique opportunity for exhibitors to showcase their projects, equipment, services and state of the art technology to the geothermal community.

This year the GEA Geothermal Energy Expo will host over 160 global businesses from around the world. Leading geothermal exhibiters include Ormat, NALCO, Siemens, Geothermal Resource Group, POWER Engineers, Íslandsbanki, Pratt & Whitney Power Systems, Mitsubishi Power Systems, Calpine Corporation, BM Holdings Company and TNG Energy Services.

More than 3,000 attendees are expected to walk the sold out Expo floor. The general public can visit the Expo Hall for a $50 registration fee per day, and student registration is complimentary with valid student ID.


ONLY SUSTAINABLE 2011, the 2nd International Conference on Renewable Energy for the Americas (Miami, FL — November 7-9)

40 top-level executive speakers, including:

· Francisco Javier Salazar, President of the Energy Regulatory Commission , Mexico
· Ronald A. Brisé, Florida Public Service Commission and member of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), United States
· Jorge Vasconcelos, World Bank Consultant
· Margaret M. Cullen, Development Commissioner for Energy, Canada
· Jorge Dezcallar, Ambassador of Spain
· Felipe de Vivero Arciniegas, Professor, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
· Sebastien Fox, Vice-President, Dalkia, Spain and Mexico
· Arthur Whittemore, CFO of Gamesa
· Joseph M. Velez Gonzalez, President of APPA, Spain
· Adam Putnam, Commissioner of Energy, Florida, United States
· Barry Moline, Director of the Municipal Electric Association of Florida

Additionally, political personalities from Spain, Mexico, Peru and Colombia are expected to attend and participate in the Conference. Also present will be senior executives from leading international firms as Bankia, Gamesa, NextEra/FPL Energy, FCC, Banco Sabadell, and Baker & McKenzie, among others. In summary, this International Conference will give awareness and report the potential of Florida, USA and Latin America in the renewable energy sector.

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