• IEA Wind Special Side Event, 16 March 2011, at the European Wind Energy Association Annual Event (EWEA 2011), Brussels (Belgium). Organised by the IEA Wind Energy programme (IEA Wind), this three-session event will present the IEA programme’s work on: Social Acceptance of Wind Energy Projects; Cost of Wind Energy; Cold Climate Research; Aerodynamic Research; Codes for Designing Offshore Wind Projects; and Grid Integration Issues. Open to EWEA 2011 exhibition pass holders and conference attendees. Access the day's agenda and registration form here.
• 1st International Electric Vehicle Pilot City and Industry Development Forum - Better Electric Vehicles, Better City Life, Shanghai (China), 21-22 April 2011. This event during the 14th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition will be hosted jointly by the Ministry of Science and Technology of China (MOST), the IEA and the Shanghai Municipal Government. Organised by the Society of Automotive Engineers of China (SAE-China), the Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality (STCSM) and Shanghai Jiading District Government, it will focus on the Electric Vehicles Initiative (see OPEN Bulletin No. 63) and the International Electric Vehicles pilot city programme. Visit the IEA website events pages. For more information and to register, contact Lew.Fulton@iea.org at the IEA.
• Global Marine Renewable Energy Conference, Washington, DC (United States), 27-29 April 2011. Co-sponsored by the Ocean Energy Systems Implementing Agreement programme (OES-IA), this event will offer attendees the chance to expand their networks of international experts and government leaders, explore and exchange knowledge on best management practices, discuss financing and regulatory drivers and learn about policies supporting industry growth. 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. Under the auspices of the IEA Heat Pump Programme (HPP), it is designed for those interested in technical, market, policy and standards information. Visit the conference website. The IEA Heat Pump Programme is one of the IEA international energy technology collaborations.
• Eighth International Workshop on Mercury Emissions from Coal, Kruger (South Africa), 18-20 May 2011. Organised by the IEA Clean Coal Centre (CCC), an IEA energy technology collaboration, this workshop will facilitate interaction of international experts from utilities, governmental bodies, research institutes and commercial industries, to discuss working together to address the issues associated with mercury emissions from coal combustion.
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• EURELECTRIC Annual Conference 2011, Stockholm (Sweden), 13-14 June 2011. Focusing on the theme ‘delivering investments to meet Europe’s energy and climate needs’, this year's event will address the key questions relating to the urgent need for significant investments in power generation and infrastructure over the next decade. Visit the IEA website and the EURELECTRIC conference site.
• 2011 IEAGHG Summer School in Champaign, Illinois (United States), 18–22 July, 2011. Organised by the IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme (IEA GHG) and hosted by the Sequestration Training and Education Program, this summer school targets young scientists with backgrounds in engineering, geo-technologies, socio-economics, who will meet world experts on Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS). Visit the IEAGHG web pages.
• 2nd Oxyfuel Combustion Conference, Queensland, (Australia), 12-16 September 2011. Organised by the IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme in partnership with the Callide Oxyfuel Project Ltd. and Xstrata Coal, this event will build on the success of the 2009 event. A central theme will be “Retrofitability of Oxyfuel Combustion Technology to Existing Power Plant”. Visit the conference page on the website of the IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme (IEAGHG), one of the IEA international collaborations.
• IEA Workshop on Quantifying and Managing Land Use Impacts of Bioenergy, Campinas (Brazil), 19-21 September 2011. Organised jointly by IEA Bioenergy Tasks 38, 40 and 43, this workshop will be hosted by the Brazilian Bioethanol Science and Technology Laboratory. Visit the IEA Bioenergy Task 40 webpage and download the announcement.
• 17th SolarPACES Conference - Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems, Granada (Spain), 20-23 September 2011. Organised by the IEA SolarPACES programme and hosted by CIEMAT, this major event will offer a forum for industry, research, politics and financing stakeholders to meet leading world experts within the framework of a scientific conference programme. Visit the conference website. The SolarPACES programme is an IEA international collaboration.
• Hydro 2011 Conference and Exhibition - Practical Solutions for a Sustainable Future, Prague (Czech Republic), 17-19 October 2011. This event will bring together high-level delegations from countries with active hydro development programmes under way to discuss priorities, achievements and challenges. Visit the conference website. Hydro 2011 is supported by IEA Hydropower, one of the IEA international energy technology collaborations.