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European Wind Energy Conference & Exhibition: ‘Powering change towards a new energy future’

08.02.2007

Arriving from all corners of Europe, the wind energy industry will converge on Milan in northern Italy this May for the European Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition. Organised by EWEA, the event will bring together over 3,000 key players from the wind and electricity sectors for four days of intensive networking, new business development and information exchange.

The theme of this year’s event will be the critical choice facing Europe about how to re-shape its energy mix to meet the challenges of the 21st century. If no action is taken the result will be more fuel price increases, increasing geo-political risk, energy dependence, pollution and climate change damage. Taking action would mean implementing a new energy future with a strong focus on renewable energy; the result would be a secure, sustainable, indigenous and competitive energy supply at predictable cost. Given the political will, wind power alone could provide more than 20% of Europe’s electricity needs within the next quarter century.

EWEC sessions will analyse and debate the steps required for meeting a large part of European electricity needs from wind power. These includes stable political frameworks, upgrading the existing power infrastructure, continuing cost reductions, increasing offshore wind generation and intensifying research, innovation and technological progress in the wind sector. The conference will also discuss ways to lighten the legislative barriers and increase public awareness.

EWEC 2007 will showcase to decision makers the two options of action and inaction, and conclude with a concrete list of actions mapping out the route to a new energy future.

The conference programme this year includes over 500 confirmed oral and poster presentations and eight parallel workshops on all aspects of the wind and electricity sectors. The 40 sessions cover a huge range of topics, providing relevant and up to date information from the world's leading experts.

As well as the conference sessions there will be a parallel Exhibition with over 200 of the leading companies involved in wind energy. This is the perfect place to examine the technologies, hardware and services that keep wind energy moving.

For more information about the programme and details of registration: www.ewec2007.info/

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