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Program Unveiled for Green Energy Summit 2009

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Dec 13, 2008, 12:06:45 AM12/13/08
Program Unveiled for Green Energy Summit 2009
Must Attend Event for Solar, Wind, Biomass, GreenFuels, Green IT,
Green Builings, Energy Efficiency and Sustainability

December 15, 2008, Bangalore: From March 4-6, world leaders in the
renewable, green, clean technology and energy efficiency sectors will
gather in Bangalore for Green Energy Summit 2009. The summit is a
highly efficient forum for varied stakeholders from solar, wind,
biomass, IT, transport, construction, aviation, nanotechnology and
biotechnology to bring together the business and science of the most
important and relevant Green Energy and Clean technologies (http://

Green Energy Summit has two objectives, amidst a vast array of highly
complex issues. First, to bring to a single, public platform -
stakeholders and decision-makers from policy, finance, manufacturing
and trade. Second, to help catalyze solutions, initiatives and
opportunities, so that Green Business, and therefore the necessary
change we seek so desperately, can prosper.

"While the business opportunities in the future are enormous, we
understand the need for businesses today to gain a foothold so that
economically viable change can be more logical, active and urgent. To
facilitate this, we will be bringing together those who are creating,
propagating and establishing the systems and standards that are
needed, so there can be a firm stimulus for action that goes far
beyond the rhetoric, with practicable initiatives being addressed,"
says Dilip Thomas Steering Committee Member/Program Chair & CEO of
Saltmarch Media, the organizers of Green Energy Summit (http://

"Green Energy Summit is unique in that it endeavours to identify
practical steps that will be of interest to decision makers in govt,
business, industry and civil society in order to move the agenda
forward with speed and urgency," adds Dr. J Gururaja, Former Sr.
Advisor to United Nations. Among the participants expected to explore
a sustainable future at GES are the sector’s leading financiers,
entrepreneurs, corporations, scientists, policy-makers, city planners
and the buyers and sellers.

The first announcement of the complete program has been published from
the summit website (
programOverview.html). Featured speakers include the finest group of
'faculty' ever assembled on this subject:

-"Vision for Green Energy" -- Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, Former President of
-"Climate Change and Green Energy"-- Dr. R K Pachauri, IPCC
-"New Policy Initiatives for a Green Energy Future" -- Vilas Rao
Muttemwar, Minister, MNRE, GoI
-"Greening India's Power Sector" -- Dr. Jairam Ramesh, MoS - Power &
-"Solar Photovoltatics: Global Perspectives" -- Dr. Hermann Scheer,
Member of Parliament, Germany
-"Conflict/Integration between Energy Security and Climate Change
Policies" -- H.E. Corrado Clini, Ministry for the Environment Land and
Sea, Italy
-"Green Energy, Global Economy and the Planet" -- Dr. Christopher
Flavin, Worldwatch Institute
-"The Global Energy Assessment for 2009" -- Prof. Thomas B. Johansson,
IIIEE, Lund University
-"Financing Challenges and Opportunities for Green Energy Development"
-- Michael T. Eckhart, ACORE
-"Learning from the European Target Figures for 2010" -- Dr. Wolfgang
Palz, WCRE
-"Impact of Policy Initiatives and the Roadmap for Green Energy
Development" -- Dr. Mohamed T. El-Ashry, REN21
-"Fostering the China-India Collaboration on Green Energy" -- Policy
Makers and Industries from China
-"Global Energy Future - New Perspectives" -- Dr. Yogi Goswami, Former
President, International Solar Energy Society
-"Partnership Strategies for Promoting Green Energy and Energy
Efficiency" -- Dr. Marianne Osterkorn, REEEP
-"Regulators’ Perspectives on Encouraging Energy Efficiency and Demand
Management" -- Pramod Deo, CERC
-"Status Quo and Roadmap for Green Energy Investments in Emerging
Markets" -- Dr. H. Jeffrey Leonard, GEF
-"PPP in the future financing of Green Energy and Climate Change
Projects" -- Dr. Jose Achache, GEO

Besides the plenaries, the power panels, industry-focussed sessions
and workshops will cover topics including policy & framework, finance
& strategy, CDM, China- Middle East-collaboration, solar, wind, fuels
& transportation, green IT, energy efficiency, green buildings, small
hydro, cogeneration, green buildings & architecture, environment.
There is also a conclave of bankers, VCs, PE investors and aid
organizations and a conclave of Chief Secretaries, Energy Secretaries
and administrators to drive and debate policy and implementation.

Apart from the main conference, there will be a dedicated Exhibition
area to showcase the work of vendors from Solar, Wind, Biomass, Green
Fuels, Green IT, Green Buildings and Materials, Equipment
manufacturers, the government, nodal agencies and the industry. Plans
are also afoot to fund five practical and result-oriented projects in
the areas of primary healthcare, SPV for drinking water, BIPV, “IT
Lights-Off Day” and other applications; the projects will be announced
at the Green Energy Awards ceremony on 6 March 2009.

Dr. Arcot Ramachandran, former UN Under Secretary General and
chairperson of the summit, says, "We are also planning for the rural
voice to be heard, for children to become green conscious, for
achievers to be felicitated and, for participants to be taken to real-
life implementations of renewable energy, so they can see and feel the
promise of renewable and clean technology."

Needless to say, organisations participating in the summit have the
opportunity to reinforce its commitment to sustainable development and
promote its innovative green technologies and strategies with
International and Indian companies, renewable energy intelligentsia,
R&D and academic institutions, as well as the government, on several
of the key initiatives their companies are driving.

Register now to secure your place at this premier networking and deal-
making forum, in Bangalore from 4-6 March 2009. For sponsorship
opportunities and delegate registration contact Poonam Sharma at +91
99020 77327 or +91 80 4005 1000, or e-mail

A Saltmarch Media Press Release
Ph: +91 80 4005 1000

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