When & Where
In recent years, growth in the renewable energy sector has been strong. Between 2004 and 2007, global (non-hydro) renewable energy capacity grew by more than 185%, with 240 GW – 6% of total global capacity - generated in 2007. The renewable energy sector now surpassed the entire nuclear power supply and employs over one million people worldwide and, in 2007, for the first time ever, generated more than US$100 billion in investments. Although vast opportunities for the renewable energies market exist, many obstacles remain.
RIO 9 continues the successful legacy of previous World Climate & Energy Events. Leading experts will present the latest in renewable technologies, resource efficiency, policy analysis, financing options and carbon trade. Opportunities for networking and developing business relations are a cornerstone of the event.
Structure of RIO 9
The International RIO 9 Conference
Former RIO-Conferences were attended by Professor Martin Green (Alternative Nobel Prize Winner, World leader in silicon photovoltaic conversion efficiency, University of New South Wales), Dr. Hermann Scheer (Alternative Nobel Prize Lauteate, Chairman of WCRE, President of Eurosolar), Prof. Peter Landsberg (University of Southampton, editor and “ Nature” author), Carlos Minc (Federal Minister for Environment, Brazil), Prof. Olav Hohmeyer (University of Flensburg, pioneer in carbon trading), Prof. Chris Wronski (Pennsylvania State University, pioneer in PV thin film technology), Prof. Adolf Goetzberger (founder of Solar Fraunhofer Institute, former ISES President) Mechthild Rothe (EU Parliament Deputy), Prof. Maurício Tolmasquim (CES of the Brazilian Energy Ministry MME), Fernando Gabeira (Federal Deputy and bestseller author), Prof. Dr. Bautista Vidal (Head Pro-Álcool), the largest RE program ever), Dr. Franz Alt (Bestseller author and TVjournalist), Rosa Moreno (Greenpeace), Laura Porto (MME), Dr. Everaldo Feitosa (Director Brazilian Wind Energy Center, Vice President World Wind Energy Association), just to mention some participants / supporters. The Brazilian Ministry of Energy (MME), the German Energy Agency (DENA), International Capacity Building, Germany (InWEnt), Eurosolar, ISES Brazil, the World Council for Renewable Energy (WCRE) and GTZ (international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations) were fully backing the events and predictably will send their top representatives also to RIO 9.
The Latin America Renewable Energy Fair (LAREF
The following organizations have attended previous RIO Events and are expected to return for LAREF 2009 – providing the ideal opportunity to build business relations.
At LAREF 2003/05/06 Petrobrás, Eletrobrás, the German Ministry of Economics & Labour (BMWA), AET, ABEER, CanalEnergia, Wobben-Enercon Windpower, GTZ, Gamesa, SEBRAE, Valentin - Energysoftware, Isofotón, Ersol AG Solar Energy AG, Brasil Energia, Solardynamics, Soletrol Q-cells, Solon AG, Nordex Energy AG, Eolica, Suntech Power, PE Europe, MAN B&W, Energia Pura, Altercoop, UfE, Renexpo, Kyocera Solar do Brasil, Greenpeace and more exhibited their products and projects. The Latin America Renewable Energy Fair, was supported by the German Ministry of Economics & Labour (BMWA) and International Capacity Building, Germany (InWEnt), German- Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (AHK), German Energy Agency (DENA), Heinrich Boell Foundation, Isofotón, FURNAS and the State of Rio de Janeiro.
The Political Round Table
The RIO 3 and RIO 6 political round tables were organized by the Heinrich Boell Foundation.
Get-Together and Rio 9 - B2B Events
Solar Power Rocks’ – Copacabana Beach Concert