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Access to affordable, reliable and clean energy is essential to Africa’s economic growth and human development. Most African countries devote a large portion of their budgets to imported energy. This money could be used to develop local energy resources. This conference brings together business executives, thought leaders, public, private and research institutions to dialog and support the work needed to stimulate

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									Energy Africa Conference to be Held at Colorado School of Mines on November
7-8, 2013

Access to affordable, reliable and clean energy is essential to Africa’s economic growth and human
development. Most African countries devote a large portion of their budgets to imported energy.
This money could be used to develop local energy resources. This conference brings together
business executives, thought leaders, public, private and research institutions to dialog and support
the work needed to stimulate domestic energy markets.

Denver, CO, July 12, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Access to affordable, reliable and clean energy supply is
essential to Africa's economic growth and human development. Overall, Africa has a creaking energy
infrastructure resulting in high dependence on inefficient and expensive diesel generators. Economic
growth in these countries has not received its full potential due to lack of a reliable energy supply to
support such growth. Even more disheartening, most African countries devote a large portion of their
budgets to importing diesel for their generators spending money that could be used to develop local
energy resources and help create vibrant economies.

The Energy Africa Conference to be held at Colorado School of Mines from November 7-8, 2013, is a
collaborative effort among universities, research organizations, businesses and individuals to bring
together business executives and thought leaders from the public, non-government organizations and
research institutions to dialog, collaborate, encourage and support the work needed to stimulate domestic
markets for gaseous and renewable energy sources. It is a venue for fostering and inspiring local and
international entrepreneurs to initiate and support sustainable power systems and increase economic
growth and prosperity.

It is anticipated that as more effort into energy research continues, better and cheaper ways of generating
energy will be developed to leap-frog the current fossil-fuel based infrastructures which have adversely
affected the environment.

Topics to be discussed included include:
· Leveraging Synergy between Gaseous Fuels and
· Renewable Energy Sources
· Transformation in Utility Scale Energy Landscape
· Micro Grid Power and Rural Electrification
· Public/Private Partnerships
· Capacity Building
· Energy Policy
· Energy Efficiency
· Universal Energy for All

Speakers Include:
Featured Speakers:
- Ambassador Irene Giner-Reichl - Austrian Ambassador

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to China and Mongolia
- Dr. Youba Sokona - Special Advisor on Sustainable
Development, South Center
- Don McClure - Vice President, EnCana Oil & Gas
- Mutiu Sunmonu- Country Chair - Shell Companies
Nigeria; Vice President Production - SubSaharan Africa
- Michael E. McKelvy - President/Division Chief Executive,
CH2M Hill
- Heidi VanGenderen - Director of Public Engagement,
Department of Energy
- Dan Murphy - Manager of Lighting Up Africa program -
World Bank
- Brad Luyster - Vice President and GM, ABB
- Christian Burgsmüeller - Legal Counselor, European Union
Delegation to the United States

Invited Speakers include:
Dr. Kandeh Yumkella, Director General, UNIDO, Vienna, Austria
Dr. Adnan Amin, Director General, International Renewable Energy Agency, Saudi Arabia
Senior Official from the Obama Administration to speak on Energy Policy for Africa.

For questions, contact Dr. Luka Powanga at lpowanga@regis.edu, or 303.458.4023




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Contact Information:
Energy Africa Conference
Dr. Luka Powanga
303 458 4023
Contact via Email
www.energyafricaconference.com


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