• 18th World Hydrogen Energy Conference, Essen (Germany), 16-21 May 2010. This event for decision takers in politics, industry, research and finance will cover wide-ranging scientific, technological, deployment and policy questions relating to the role of hydrogen and fuel cells in a sustainable energy economy. The conference, which builds on previous conferences dating back to 1976, will feature a training and information session on hydrogen and fuel cells. The IEA Implementing Agreement on Advanced Fuel Cells is represented in the event’s organisation team. Visit the conference website, including the Programme and Session Plan.
• Meeting of Experts Group on an Energy Technology Platform, Paris (France), 31 May-1 June 2010. This meeting will bring together energy technology experts from a wide range of countries, regional groups and multilateral agencies to develop an agenda and action plan for a high-level meeting of the International Low-Carbon Energy Technology Platform on 15 October 2010. The mission of this platform is to strengthen existing energy technology mechanisms and platforms through a co-ordinated strategy for international technology collaboration. It will provide a forum where policy makers, business representatives and international experts can together identify optimum policies to broaden application of low-carbon technologies and thus speed transitions to sustainable energy systems best suited to individual countries’ needs. Visit the IEA website. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
• The Solar Utility - 5th IEA PVPS Executive Conference, Montreux (Switzerland), 8-9 June 2010. This invitations-only event organised by the IEA Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme (IEA PVPS) will focus on deployment of solar PV and creation of healthy customer markets for PV electricity. It will provide a unique international forum for decision makers and executives to exchange experience and explore new business opportunities. To learn more, visit the conference website and contact the IEA PVPS Secretariat.
• EURELECTRIC Annual Convention and Conference - New Energy World, Dublin (Ireland), 14-15 June 2010. This year's event will focus on the proactive role played by the electricity industry in the new energy world in achieving a more efficient, carbon-neutral, secure and competitive energy economy. It will be the industry association's first climate-neutral event. Visit the IEA website and the Eurelectric conference site.
• Energy Storage – Matching the supply and demand in future - ECES Workshop, Bad Tölz (Germany) 14-16 July 2010. The aim of the workshop is to identify relevant R&D topics for joint activities viewed from the perspectives of the power sector, the grid and the end-use sectors; the workshop will seek suitable ways to co-operate. Visit the event page on the website of the organisers, the IEA Energy Conservation through Energy Storage programme (ECES), an IEA collaboration.
• CTI PFAN Africa Forum for Clean Energy Financing (AFRICEF), Johannesburg (South Africa), 21 July 2010. This forum of the newly launched AFRICEF will focus on selected clean energy projects and provide an opportunity to present proposed plans to potential investors. It is co-sponsored by the Climate Technology Initiative (CTI), one of IE's collaborative technology programmes. For more information, go to the AFRICEF website
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• 10th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, Amsterdam (the Netherlands), 19-23 September 2010. This tenth conference in the series organised by the IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme (IEAGHG) will provide a platform for discussion on finding opportunities to implement greenhouse gas mitigation technologies and overcome the barriers to applying these technologies. Visit the conference website.
• 16th SolarPACES Conference, Perpignan (France), 21-24 September 2010. For this event, IEA SolarPACES partners with the European Solar Thermal Electricity Association and with the DERBI French competitiveness cluster (Development of Renewable Energies in Buildings and Industry). The conference will offer a forum for industry, research, political and financing stakeholders to discuss the future of concentrating solar energy, including a scientific and technical conference programme with a special emphasis on recent R&D results. Visit the conference website.
• EUROSUN 2010 - International Conference on Solar Heating, Cooling and Buildings, Graz (Austria), 28 September - 1 October 2010. Organised by the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (SHC), ISES and other bodies, EuroSun 2010 will enable participants to exchange and discuss the latest R&D results and learn more about problems and their solution. Visit the conference website.
• Third International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE 2010), Bilbao (Spain), 6-8 October, 2010. Hosted and organised by the Ente Vasco de la Energía-EVE and Tecnalia, in partnership with the European Ocean Energy Association and the International Energy Agency's Implementing Agreement on Ocean Energy Systems (OES IA), this event will be a meeting place for the world’s leading ocean energy industry firms and experts. Visit the conference website.
• 31st Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre Conference, Seoul (Korea), 26-28 October 2010. This 31st conference of the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre (AIVC) will enable participants to update on low-energy and sustainable ventilation technologies for green buildings. AIVC is part of the IEA Programme on Energy Conservation in Buildings & Community Systems (ECBCS). Visit the conference website.
• Delhi International Renewable Energy Conference (DIREC) 2010, New Delhi (India), 27-29 October 2010. The DIREC 2010 is the fourth in this International Renewable Energy Conference series. It is a global ministerial-level conference on renewable energy and provides an international forum to address the goal of advancing renewable energy. The IEA supports the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy in making this event a success. See brochure for this event and visit the IEA website. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
• 8th International Conference on System Simulation in Buildings, Liege (Belgium), 13-15 December 2010. Organised by the Thermodynamics Laboratory and the Department of Environmental Sciences and Management of the University of Liege in close co-operation with the IEA Energy Conservation in Buildings and Community Systems Programme (ECBCS), this event will enable researchers and specialists in buildings and in heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems simulation to present papers and discuss the latest developments. Visit the conference website.
• Fifth International Conference on Clean Coal Technologies – CCT2011, Saragossa (Spain), 8-12 May 2011. Organised by the IEA Clean Coal Centre and the Instituto de Carboquímica (ICB), Saragossa, on behalf of the Grupo Español del Carbón, this event covering clean coal technologies, developments in carbon capture and zero emissions technologies will provide an international networking opportunity for multiple stakeholders. Visit the conference web page.
• 10th IEA Heat Pump Conference, Tokyo (Japan), 16–19 May 2011. Taking as its theme “Heat Pumps - The Solution for a Low Carbon World”, this event will focus on heat pumps, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment and systems for residential, commercial and industrial applications. It is designed for those interested in technical, market, policy and standards information. Visit the conference website. The IEA Heat Pumps Programme is one of the IEA international energy technology collaborations.