Renewable Energy World Conference & Expo North America Announces Key Industry Participants

Feb 10, 2011, 09:00 ET from PennWell Corporation

TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PennWell Corporation is proud to present its eighth Renewable Energy World Conference & Expo North America taking place March 8 – 10, 2011 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida.  The event has added several influential industry leaders to its lineup of speaker participants in ten comprehensive and informative conference tracks.  Executive Directors from North America's leading renewable energy industry associations--including solar, wind, hydro, biomass and geothermal--will discuss federal and state policy and finance issues during a special plenary session on Thursday, March 10, 2011 as part of Renewable Energy World Conference & Expo North America at the Tampa Convention Center.



Confirmed participants in the plenary session--one of the first to involve leaders from all forms of renewable energy since the new Congress began work in early January--will include Denise Bode of the American Wind Energy Association, Rhone Resch of the Solar Energy Industries Association, Elizabeth McDonald of the Canadian Solar Energy Industries Association, Bob Gibson of the Solar Electric Power Association, Karl Gawell of the Geothermal Energy Association, Linda Church-Ciocci of the National Hydropower Association and Robert Cleaves of the Biomass Power Association. Allan Marks, partner in the Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy law firm and Barry Worthington, Executive Director of the U.S. Energy Association, also will take part. David Wagman, Chief Editor of Renewable Energy World North America magazine, will moderate the session.  The session is open to all registered delegates at this year's Renewable Energy World Conference & Expo North America.

"The timing of this year's Renewable Energy World conference and expo couldn't be better with the extension of the tax credits in December and the arrival of the new Congress in January," said Dick Rauner, Group Publisher with PennWell Corp., which owns and produces the show. Rauner said "the industry leaders who are joining our plenary session will help attendees understand what the next two years might look like at the federal level and how renewable energy companies can continue to gain momentum across North America."

After the opening keynote session on Tuesday, March 8 at three o'clock, Renewable Energy World North America will open its exhibit floor of more than 175 leading renewable technology and services companies.  Renewable Energy World Conference & Expo North America provides more learning opportunities, more networking opportunities and more business opportunities than any other all-renewable event making it the premier, can't–miss, all-renewable power generation event in North America.

For more information on Renewable Energy World Conference & Expo North America and to register, please visit  Advance registration is available online until March 3, 2011. Registration will also be available on-site at the Tampa Convention Center.

Renewable Energy World Conference & Expo North America is owned and produced by PennWell Corporation. PennWell Corporation is a diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions for the following industries: Oil and gas, electric power, renewable energy, water, electronics, semiconductor, contamination control, optoelectronics, fiberoptics, enterprise storage, fire, emergency services and dental. Founded in 1910, PennWell publishes 75 print and online magazines and newsletters, conducts 60 conferences and exhibitions on six continents, and has an extensive offering of books, maps, web sites, research and database services. In addition to PennWell's headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the company has major offices in Nashua, New Hampshire; Houston, Texas; London, England; Fairlawn, New Jersey; Moscow, Russia; and Hong Kong, China. For additional information about PennWell, visit


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