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OPIC to Hold Global Investment Conference on Renewable Energy and Clean Technology


Tuesday, February 02, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) will bring together industry experts and leading companies for a global conference designed to identify investment opportunities in the renewable energy and clean technology sectors, OPIC Acting President Dr. Lawrence Spinelli announced today.

 The conference, entitled Renewable Energy & Clean Technology: Accessing Opportunities in Emerging Markets, will be held May 5-7 at the Shangri-La Hotel in New Delhi India. Additional information about the conference may be found at www.opicevents.com.

 “High energy prices, ever-improving technology and increased environmental concern, coupled with falling costs for renewable energy and government mandates to deploy it globally, make this the ideal time to invest in clean technology and renewable energy,” Dr. Spinelli said. “OPIC is convening industry leaders to help identify investment opportunities in emerging markets worldwide, so that U.S. and local investors can take advantage of these rapidly-growing sectors.”

Industry leaders in solar, wind, hydro, biomass and clean technology development, along with investment professionals, foundation representatives, bankers, private equity managers, and U.S. and local government officials will provide insights into investment opportunities in the renewable energy and clean technology sectors in Africa, Asia, eastern Europe and Latin America, as well as financing tools available to take advantage of them.

 Conference sessions will outline strategies needed to undertake successful renewable energy and clean technology projects. Special emphasis will be given to regulatory development issues, new technologies, and accessing appropriate debt and private equity financing.