This article reports on the WIREC 2008 proceedings related to the potential and challenges facing bioenergy.
A key observation made by all WIREC 2008 speakers was the positive impact that renewable energy development is having on farmers and small communities.
To help meet this challenge, WIREC '08 (Washington International Renewable Energy Conference) brought together more than 3,000 delegates (including government, industry and academic leaders) from 113 countries, all with the same basic goal: to accelerate the development and deployment of all types of renewable energy.
Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer said WIREC '08 marked "the first global conference of this magnitude that recognizes agriculture's importance as a driver of renewable energy.
Its booth can be found in the German Pavilion at WIREC
2008 at the Washington Convention Center.
e-MDs was chosen by the WIREC Group Purchase Program Stakeholder Committee, (a committee of representatives of the priority primary-care providers, administrators, and IT specialists actively practicing within the Regional Extension Center's geographic service area), based on a list of essential features specific to the needs of primary care providers including strong feature sets, solid service level agreements and competitive pricing.
In addition to providing discounted rates, vendors identified by the Stakeholder Committee agreed to favorable contract terms and provisions that small practices might not be able to negotiate on their own," said Peggy Evans, PhD, WIREC Director.
USDA was one of the major sponsors of WIREC
'08, which will next move to India in 2010.
Dorr said WIREC
is "an opportunity to share our own experiences, and ultimately to learn from the best practices in other countries as well.
By participating in WIREC
, we gain the opportunity to show the American public that the Volvo Group is not just part of the problem, but also a part of the solution.
2008 is the largest renewable energy conference in the country.
will bring together government, civil society and private business leaders to address pressing issues facing renewable technology development in the global market today.