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Renewable Energy & Environmental Technologies Focus of Annual Iberoamerican Research and Development Summit.

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Former Secretary of Energy Bill Richards, N.M. Lt. Gov. Walter

Bradley, Senators Jeff Bingaman and Pete Domenici Among Participants

in Event Designed to Create Partnerships

The second Annual Iberoamerican Research and Development Summit (AIRDS) welcomes former U.S. Secretary of Energy Bill Richardson, New Mexico Lt. Governor Walter Bradley, and Sen. Jeff Bingaman, among others, to discuss renewable energy and environmental technologies May 29 and 30 at the Albuquerque Convention Center.

Bingaman, who serves as the honorary AIRDS 2002 chairman, will focus his keynote address on the relationship of United States' energy policy to NAFTA and the Free Trade Act of the Americas.

Other participants and speakers in this nonpartisan conference include Assistant Secretary of Energy for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy David Garman, Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., and Ambassador Edward Romero, former Ambassador to Spain. Designed to create and sustain partnerships and alliances among participants from the Iberoamerican region, AIRDS is presented by Sandia National Laboratories, the City of Albuquerque, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and MAPA Incorporated.

Sponsors include Gamesa, Public Service Company of New Mexico and Manufacturing Extension Partnership Management Services Inc.

The summit will consist of a four-track conference, technology demonstrations, and an agenda conducive to networking and partnership building. Participants include representatives from Iberoamerican Science & Technology Ministries, U.S. national laboratories and government agencies, Iberoamerican Centers of Excellence and universities, international organizations, and companies such as Spain's GAMESA Energia Corporation, the world's second largest wind farm turbines and blades manufacturer and wind farm developer.

Summit tracks include:
-- Where Innovation is Occurring: State-of-the-art overviews of solar,
photovoltaic, biomass, wind and fuel cell/battery storage technologies and
renewable energy innovations

-- Innovation in the Americas: Recreating the Americas Wind Power Road Map,
renewable energy and global climate change

-- Venture Capital and Funding Sources: Opportunities for venture capital

-- Where the Deals Are: Business opportunities in energy and the environment
with a focus on the Mexico/U.S. border, environmentally conscious
manufacturing, and renewable energy deployment.

For more information, including a detailed agenda, please see or contact Leonel Chavez or Victor Chavez.
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