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* 2002 Global Windpower will be staged in Paris from April 2-5. The conference and exhibition are being jointly organised by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) and its American and Indian counterparts. The conference will discuss major issues of importance for wind markets around the world, including EU enlargement, emerging and developing country markets. Information:* How Green is Public Procurement in the EU? A one-day conference on April 18 at the Maison de l'Europe in the Biblioth?que Solvay, 137 rue Belliard, 1040 Brussels. The conference will debate how Single Market rules on public procurement can help the EU to meet environmental goals. Participants will be encouraged to voice their own views regarding public procurement issues, and the conference also features a case study on horizontal road marking that will offer an insight into national purchasing policies. The event is organised by Forum Europe in partnership with Rhom and Hass, and in association with the Council of European Municipalities and Regions, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and Participation is free of charge.Contact: Clare Richardson, Conference Manager, Tel: (+32) 2/736 1430 or e-mail:* Cross-Border Tariff Mechanism and Congestion Management Conference The first part of this event will be focussed on the state of implementation of the temporary Cross-Border Tarrif mechanism in Europe started on March 1, and on the evolution towards a more permanent system. The afternoon session will give an interesting overview of different perspectives on congestion management methods and solutions. The event will take place on May 7 in Brussels, Belgium, and will be organised by the European Commission and ETSO - the European Electricity Transmission System Operators Association. For information see* The 10th Annual Power Generation Exhibition and Conference The major issues facing the European power generation industry today are the impact of market liberalisation, the introduction of competition and the continuing convergence of the natural gas and power industries. Generating companies will be forced to improve their efficiency and the availability of their plant. The scope and opportunities for the new Combined Cycle Gas Turbine generators are considerable. The event will take place on June 11-13 in Fiera Milano, Milan, Italy, organised by Power-Gen Europe 2002. For information see website* Is there still a role for municipalities in a liberalised energy market? will be held in Odense, Denmark, on June 13-14. This seminar is organised by Energie-Cites, the Association of European Municipalities, which promotes sustainable local energy policies. Information: Website: http//* Worldwide Energy Liberalisation: Building on Lessons Learned is the theme of a two-day conference being held by Eurelectric and Verband der Elektrizit?tswirtschaft (VDEW) in cooperation with WEC, IGU, IAEE, IEA, EUROGAS in Leipzig, Germany, on June 24-25. For more information, contact: - Fax: (+32) 2/515 10 10..JJ:(AME)

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