Havana to Host 12th World Conference on Wind Energy
Havana, August 4 (RHC)-- The 12th World Conference on Wind Energy will be held June 3rd to 5th next year, at Havana’s International Convention Center. This will be the first time a Latin American and Caribbean nation hosts the event.
Scientists, entrepreneurs and professionals from over 45 countries will gather in the Cuban capital to address the role of renewable energy sources in boosting sustainable development.
During a press conference on Friday, the president of the forum’s organizing committee, Conrado Moreno, said that the conference will offer a special opportunity for regional countries to present their views and advances in the field of renewable energy sources.
The official said that the island has achieved important advancement in wind energy, particularly since the implementation since 2005 of a national energy-saving strategy, known here and the Energy Revolution.
Cuba has human resources able to develop these energy sources and expand them to the Caribbean area, said Moreno who also mentioned that among the key issues on the forum’s agenda are the developing countries’ renewable energy strategies, wind energy, the evaluation of maps, the planning of wind farms in land and on the sea and the use of this energy source to develop tourism.
The event, which is expected to be attended by over 600 delegates, will be organized by the Havana-based Jose Antonio Echeverria Higher Polytechnic Institute, the Basic Industry and Cubasolar company, among other institutions.