UNEP and REI Launching the Green New Deal in the UK

The prestigious conference ‘Getting Ready for Renewable Energy – Green New Deal’ run by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Renewable Energy Institute (REI) will take place at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, UK, on the 21 January 2011 with a number of high profile delegates and speakers from around the world expected to attend. The objectives of the conference, which seeks to explore the opportunities for partnership between Europe in renewable energies include:

  • Opportunities for individuals entering the renewable energy sector
  • Options and opportunities for companies expanding in the renewable energy market
  • Company requirements to meet CO2 emission targets
  • Comparison and choosing between Renewable Energies
  • Investment potential for both the economy and the environment
  • How to apply for grants and funding for green energy projects

The conference is organized by the REI in cooperation with Centro Studi Galileo, the Indian association TERRE, the Associazione Tecnici Italiani del Freddo, and the Intergovernmental International Institute of Refrigeration. Building upon the outcomes of the 13th European conference, this event will directly address the Governments’ desire to collaborate with international institutions to push on Renewable Energy Applications. The Principal of the Renewable Energy Institute (REI) UK, said: “We have been promoting best practice in renewable energy for 36 years through training courses and major conferences for personnel working in the renewable energy field. This 14th European Conference is a major landmark for launching the Green New Deal in Scotland with the United Nations UNEP. “Several European Governments and the European Commission have shown strong interest and support towards the Renewable Energy Institute activities of education and training in renewable energy; in this respect we are proud that this conference has just won the auspices of the Italian Government Ministry of the Environment. “After 10 years of partnership with the United Nations – UNEP, the Renewable Energy Institute is delighted to have found an ideal venue for this major event at the Edinburgh Conference Centre at Heriot-Watt University.” To find out more about the aims of the conference, to read the full programme, and to register, click here.