29 Jun 2010 01:06:41
Turkish leaders support renewables
Over 100 energy leaders have already confirmed they will address TIREC (Turkish International Renewable Energy Congress) September 28th–October 1st, in Istanbul at the Grand Cevahir Convention Centre & Hotel.
TIREC is fully supported by the Turkish Government as they look to develop their energy autonomy and develop beyond being seen as just a pipeline country. “Turkey has some tremendous natural renewable energy resources” explained Fatih Aydin, congress director. “rich wind resources both onshore and offshore, an excellent solar map and a huge hinterland of underused arable land will enable the development of a domestic bioenergy industry and a wider bioeconomy. Since we launched the event we have been overwhelmed by the interest shown by energy executives in Turkey and also other countries such as Denmark and Germany”.
Confirmed speakers include the President of the Energy Market Regulatory Authority, members of the Turkish Grand National Assembly, leading representatives of the Ministries and Prime Ministry together with 30+ CEOs from leading Turkish industrialists and entrepreneurs.
Renewables are not new to Turkey, the country already boasts a well developed Solar Thermal industry and TIREC brings together 3 existing successful conferences (Turkish Wind Energy Association’s Official Wind Turkey Congress, Solar Turkey, Carbon Markets & Climate Finance Turkey) and, new for 2010, Bioenergy Turkey.
“We are also pleased to announce that nominations are open for the inaugural TIREC Awards to celebrate the pioneering work of Turkey’s renewable energy leaders and these will be presented at a dinner on the 30th September at the Grand Cevahir – please nominate at www.tirec-congress.com” declared Fatih Aydin.
TIREC Organisers are expecting a high profile audience of 500+ senior executives to attend the 4 congresses, 2 training courses, receptions and awards ceremony and dinner in what promises to be the event which puts Turkey firmly on course for a sustainable future.