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* Event with INFORSE participation

September 14-16, 1998
Business and Investment Seminar for Renewable Energy in Latin America, Quito, Ecuador

Org. by Adame (France), UNESCO (Spain), INECEL (Ecuador), et. al. in the framework of the World Solar Program.

Info: att David Castello, Institut Catala d'Energia (ICAEN), Avda. Diagonal, 453 bis Atic, 08036 Barcelona, Spain. Ph: +34-93-4392800, fax: +34-93-4306329, e-mail:

September 14-17, 1998
EuroSun'98, 2nd ISES-Europe Solar Congress & Exh., Portoroz, Slovenia

Info: E-NET - Centre for Efficient Use of Energy, 1000 Ljubjana, Ambrozevtrg 5, Slovenia. Ph: +386-61-1729284, fax: -1729283,

September 20-25, 1998*
WREC '98, Florence, Italy

World Renewable Energy Congress

Info: A.A.M. Sayigh, World Renewable Energy Network, 147 Hilmanton, Lower Earley, Reading RG6 4HN, UK. Ph/fax: +44-118-961-1364/-1365, e-mail:

September 21-23, 1998
Improving Electricity Efficiency in Commercial Bldg, Amsterdam, NL.

Conf. and Workshop. Org. by NOVEM.

Info: ROSTRA, Birgite Wildenburg, Ph: +31-70-3648703, fax: -3562878,,

September 25-27, 1998
European Conference on Nuclear Phase Out, Vienna, Austria

EU enlargement. Limited support for NGOs! Org. by Global 2000 in cooperation with AAI, Greenpeace, Austria.

Info: Global 2000, Oliver Butz, Ph: +43-1-812-573041, fax: -812-5728,,

September 30 - October 2, 1998
3rd European Wave Energy Conference, Patras, Greece

Franzius-Institute, Un. of Hannover, Nienburger str. 4, 30167, Germany. Ph: +49-511-762-2573, fax: -762-4002,

October 6-8, 1998
EEBW '98, Prague, Czech Republic

6th Energy Efficiency Business Week International Conference and Exhibition

Info: SEVEN, Slezska 7, 120 56 Prague 2, Czech Republic. Ph: +420-2-24247552, fax: -2424-7597, e-mail:,

October 8-9, 1998
Making Info. Technology Work for Renewable Energy, Birmingham, UK

Info: Julie Belsten, The Franklin Company, 192 Franklin Rd, Birmingham, B30 2HE, UK.
Ph: +44-121-459-4826, fax: +44-121-459-8206, e-mail:,

October 12-14, 1998
RETRUD '98, Kathmandu, Nepal

Int'l Conf. on Role of Renewable Energy Technologies for Rural Development

Info: ISES-Nepal Section, Alternative Energy Promotion Center, Institute of Engineering, PO Box 1175, Kathmandu, Nepal. Ph: +977-1-521531, fax: +977-1-521985,

October 12-14, 1998
PV in the City of the Future, Nieuwland 1 MW PV Project, NL

European Workshop

Info: M Schreurs, Ecofys, Ph: +31-30-2808300, fax: -2808301,

October 14-16, 1998
International Renewable Energy Conf. and Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan

Info: Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun ltd. Int. Division of IRECE, 1-8-10 Kudan-Kita, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan. Ph: +81-3-3370-2710, fax: +81-3-3370-9797, e-mail:

October 14-16, 1998
REAP '98, Shanghai, China

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Asia-Pacific Conf. & Exhibition

Info: ADA, Alternative Development Asia ltd., 1406 Leader Commercial Building, 54-56 Hillwood Road, TST, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
Ph: +852-2574-9133, fax: +852-2574-1997, e-mail:,

October 20-22, 1998
International Conf. & Exhibition on Renewable Energy & Energy Conservation for Buildings, Shanghai, China

Org. by China Energy Research Society and Shanghai Commission on Energy, China Chamber of Commerce, et. al.

Info: Rm. 1322, Bldg. 3, 1486 Nanjing Rd. (W), Shanghai 200040, P.R. China. Ph: +86-21-62479796, fax: -62049481,

October 20-23, 1998
2nd European Energy Clubs Conference, Flanders Expo, Ghent, Belgium

Info: Water-Energik-vLario, Marktplein 16, B-2110 Wijnegem, Belgium. Ph: +32-3-3537253, fax: +32-3-3538991, e-mail:

November 2-13, 1998*
COP4, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Info: UNFCCCC, Po Box 260124, 53153 Bonn, Germany. Ph/fax: +49-228-8151 000/-1999,

November 18-19, 1998
Regional Workshop on Income Generation Through PVs, Auroville, India

Info: Sumedha Ekanayake, E-net, 5 Lionel Edirisingha Mawatha, Kirulapone, Colombo 5, Sri Lanka. Ph: +941-852149, fax: +941-856188, e-mail:

November 18-20, 1998
International Congress on Sustainable Energies, Chile

Organised by ACHESA, Chilean Association for Sustainable Energies.

Info: SENESE X, CERE/UMAG, att. A. Kunstmann, Casilla 113-D, Punta Arenas, Chile.
Fax: +56-61-207184,,

November 19-21, 1998
EPIC'98, France

2nd European Conf. on Energy Performance and Indoor Climate in Building

Info: Laboratoire des Sciences de l'Habitat, CNRS D 1652, Ecole Nationale des Travaux Publics de l'Etat, Ph: +33-4-7204-7027, fax: +33-4-7204-7041, e-mail: secretariat,

November 19-21, 1998
ENERGEX '98, Manama, Bahrain

7th Int'l Energy Conf. & Exhibition.

Info: CMDC-WSEC, World Sustainable Energy Coalition, POB 928, CH-8055 Zurich, Switzerland. Fax: +411-463-0252, e-mail:

November 26-27, 1998*
ISREE-6, New Delhi, India

6th International Symposium on Renewable Energy Education. Organised by IASEE, ISES, TERI, SESI.

Info: TERI, Darbari Seth Block, Habitat Place, Lodhi road. New Delhi 110003, India.
Ph: +91.11-4622246, fax: +91-11-4632609, e-mail:,

November 26-27, 1998
5th Annual COGEN Europe Conf. and Exhibition, Brussels, Belgium

Info: COGEN, The European Association for the Promotion of Cogeneration, rue Gulledelle 98, 1200 Brussels, Belgium. Ph: +32-2-7728290, fax: -2-7725044,

November 30 - December 11, 1999*
COP2, Convention to Combat Desertification, Dakar, Senegal

Info on the NGO activities: ENDA, Dakar, Senegal. INFORSE-Regional Coordinator.

February 1-3, 1999
Energy Storage Technologies & Systems, Indore, India

Info: D. Buddhi, School of Energy and Environment Studies, Devi Ahiya Un., Indore 452 001 India. Ph: +91-731-460309, fax: +91-731-470372.

INFORSE Co-ordinators

Africa, Eastern FWD - Foundation for Woodstove Dissemination

P.O. Box 30979, Nairobi, Kenya.
Ph: +254-2-566 032 or 571 467
Fax: +254-2-740 524 or 561 464
att. Stephen Karekezi, Timothy Ranja

Africa, Western ENDA-Energie

54 rue Carnot, BP 3370, Dakar, Senegal.
Ph: +221-8-225 983 or 222 496
Fax: +221-8-217 595 or 235 157
att. Youba Sokona, Masse Lo

Eastern Asia & Pacific Appropriate Technology Association

143/171-2 Pinklao Nakornchaisri, Bang-Plad, Bangkok 10700, Thailand.
Ph: +66-2-5165362
Fax: +66-2-4343253
att. Sumiang Natakuatoong

Asia, Central
INSEDA - Integrated Sustainable Energy & Ecological Development Assoc.
3rd floor, St. Soldier Tower, Vikas Puri, New Delhi 110018, India.
Ph: +91-11-5510344
Fax: +91-11-5529646
att. Raymond Myles

OVE - Danish Organisation for Renewable Energy - Europe

Gl. Kirkevej 56, 8530 Hjortshøj, Denmark.
Ph: +45-86227000
Fax: +45-86227096
att. Gunnar Boye Olesen

FAE - Foundation for Alternative Energy

PO Box 35, 85007 Bratislava, Slovakia.

Ph/fax: +421-7-836 964
att. Emil Bedi

Latin America
LIMA - Laboratório Interdisciplinar de Meio Ambiente

CP 68565 Rio de Janeiro,
CEP 21945-970,
Ph/fax: +55-21-560 8995 or 290 6626
att. Emilio Lebre La Rovere


Mario Bravo 1029 piso 4 depto.A, 1175 Buenos Aires,
Ph/fax: +541-963-0722
E-mail:, or
att. Roque Pedace

INFORSE Strengthens Links to United Nations

At its 1998 substantive session, the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has granted INFORSE special consultative status.

This enables INFORSE to designate official representatives to the United Nations Headquarters in New York, as well as to the UN offices in Geneva and Vienna.

In addition, INFORSE and its member organisations can be accredited for a number of UN meetings and conferences, submit written statements on areas in which INFORSE has special competence, and, in general, interact with a wide range of UN organisations.

INFORSE already co-operates with a wide range of UN organisations, such as UNDP and UNESCO, but so far mainly on an ad-hoc basis. The new consultative status will strengthen INFORSE's ability to influence the global agenda for sustainable energy, as well as to convey the experience and vision of local communities to the global level.

INFORSE Secretariat:

PO Box 2059, 1013 Copenhagen K, Denmark
Ph: +45-3312 1307
Fax: +45-33121308