Latin America and Caribbean Renewable Energy Finance Forum highlights economic
Monday, May 06, 2013
MIAMI, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Delegates at the Renewable Energy Finance Forum – Latin America and Caribbean (REFF-LAC) discussed the future of the clean energy sector this week in Miami, as investment in the region continues to grow.
More than 200 senior level executives, government officials and financiers were on hand April 30 – May 1 to discuss success stories and the future of clean fuels in the region.
The Latin American & Caribbean Council on Renewable Energy (LAC-CORE) also awarded the first annual Clean Energy Award to Jose Maria Figueres, President of the Carbon War Room and former President of Costa Rica. The award is given jointly by LAC-CORE and Spanish-language Clean Energy magazine to a public figure who has done significant work towards the advancement of renewable energies in the region.
"Renewable energy is an exciting growth industry globally and in Latin America," said Carlos St. James, president, LAC-CORE. "President Figueres is an important leader in the work being done in the region to build a sustainable energy future for the world."
"This year's Forum was a remarkable success – clean energy in the region is growing rapidly which is why it is important to coordinate policies and share best practices," said Henry Hely Hutchison, managing director of Euromoney Energy Events. "The leaders at REFF-LAC are exactly the right people to develop the finance mechanisms and policies that will continue to drive the growth of clean energy in Latin America."
On April 30-May 1, REFF-LAC addressed the rapidly changing state of renewable energy finance, and insights about the path ahead, with a specific focus on the Central, Latin American and Caribbean markets and how they are interacting with the broader global markets.
SOURCE American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE)