COP15 may be behind us, but the discussion on what the next steps should be is going strong. Members of the Israeli media and Israeli cleantech experts are are no exception and are still analyzing the conference and what Israel, both the government and its 200+ cleantech companies, should take from it in its ongoing efforts to move away from fossil fuels to clean energy.
Those steps should become more clear next month when the third annual Eilat-Eilot International Renewable Energy Conference & Exhibition takes place in Eilat. According to Green Prophet, during the conference, the Eilat Eilot Renewable Energy Authority, which is sponsoring the event, will unveil,
“a model for solving the world’s energy shortages that it hopes will be adopted by governments worldwide… The model will be composed of a number of factors, including raising renewable awareness and education, combined with research and development, commercialization of technology, energy conservation, and the production of energy from renewable resources.”
The conference, being held from February 16-18, will be keynoted by former governor George E. Pataki and New York Congressman Steve Israel. Other speakers will include Dr. Hermann Scheer of the World Council for Renewable Energy (WCRE), and German Parliamentarian; Israel Knesset members Dr. Uzi Landau of the Minister of National Infrastructures and Prof. Daniel Herskovitz of the Minister of Science and Technology, as well as Nobel Prize Laureate Prof. Robert J. Aumann.
In December Eilat-Eilot was selected for inclusion in the European Commission’s ECO4B initiative, led by the Enterprise Europe Network. Over 2,000 people are expected to attend this year’s conference.