|Sustainable Energy News - No. 14 September 1996 (INFORSE, 1996)|
Report from the 3rd Meeting for Renewable Energy in June,
By Emilio La Rovere, Brazil, INforSE Latin America Coordinator
For the 3rd consecutive year, hundreds of participants from government agencies, universities, NGOs, research centres, equipment manufacturers, and utilities, all involved with renewable energy development, met during the 3rd Meeting for Development of Renewable Energy in Brazil held in Sao Paulo, from 25 to29 June, 1996.
These Brazilian meetings with key invited experts from abroad are being promoted by the Permanent Forum of Renewable Energy - Solar, Wind and Biomass, constituted by both governmental and non-goverumental organizations. Its main support and sponsorship comes from Brazilian Ministries (Mines and Energy, Science and Technology, Foreign Affairs), governmental bodies, utilities, the Reference Centre on Solar and Wind Energy (CRESESB) hosted by the Electric Power Research Centre (CEPEL), industry manufacturers of renewable energy equipment), and the universities from Rio de Janeiro (COPPE/UFRJ) and Sao Paulo (USP, UNICAMP).