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Washington International Renewable Energy Conference
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Virtual Consultation

The Regional Secretariat for Latin America and the Caribbean region of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (LAC REEEP RS) is carrying out a regional consultation for the Washington International Renewable Energy Conference (WIREC), to be held on March 4-6, 2008. The consultation seeks to help define the expectations of the governments and RE/EE stakeholders in Latin America and the Caribbean region with regard to the WIREC conference. The inputs received during the consultation period will serve as feedback to the organizers of WIREC.

The LAC REEEP Regional Secretariat will prepare a report based on the inputs received from the region's RE/EE stakeholders. The report will be made available to the REEEP International Secretariat and the WIREC Conference organizers. If you wish to participate in this consultation, please fill out the questionnaire below.

If you are experiencing difficulties filling out the online questionnaire you may download it to your computer and e-mail it to jmonticelli@oas.org. Please click here to save the questionnaire in your hard drive.

It is vital to the success of WIREC that it be responsive to the needs of the region in terms of RE/EE, feeding into established processes, acknowledging prior work and providing added value to existing activities. Please submit your feedback to the Regional Secretariat on or before January 31st, 2008.

Please contact Mr. Mark Lambrides, +1.202.458.6261, mlambrides@oas.org or Mr. Juan Cruz Monticelli, +1.202.458.3745, jmonticelli@oas.org if you have any question.


Consultation Questionnaire

1. The Washington International Renewable Energy Conference (WIREC 2008) will address the benefits and costs involved in the global deployment of renewable energy technology. In your opinion, what is the most important expectation for the LAC region regarding the WIREC conference?

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2. Considering that the goal of WIREC is to advance renewable energy globally, what type of actions should be addressed, and what type of discussions should take place, during the Conference which would increase the availability and use of renewable energy in your country/region?

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3. What types of RE/EE ideas, plans, or experiences do you think should be presented at WIREC?

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4. In your opinion, what organizations other than those already engaged in WIREC should be invited to participate in this event?

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5. Which private sector representatives from your country will play a fundamental role in promoting the goals of a sustainable energy future? How?

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6. What kind of strategies do you think the government of your country should put in place in order to unify public and private interests in the promotion of sustainable energy? How can WIREC contribute?

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7. In your opinion, what is your country/region lacking of that would allow it to forge lasting partnerships and develop effective policies in RE/EE?

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8. What role should energy efficiency play in reducing greenhouse gas emissions?

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9. What type of measures would be adequate as a step toward a globally integrated approach to energy sustainability in your country/region? How can WIREC advance this?

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10. How can WIREC effectively promote business opportunities and disseminate innovative financing schemes for RE/EE development in order to engage the banking sector?

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