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Linda DaCosta American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) Ph: +1-202-393-0001 x7552 Email:

New York - June 4, 2008 âEUR" The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) and Euromoney Energy Events (EEE) are proud to host this yearâEUR(TM)s 5th annual Renewable Energy Finance Forum on June 17-19th at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. This anniversary marks the financial communityâEUR(TM)s recognition of the long-term growth potential of renewable energy.

REFF-Wall Street is the largest finance forum in the renewable energy sector. Attendance has grown significantly, and over 600 executives are expected to gather at this yearâEUR(TM)s event. Attendees include senior financial leaders in the US renewable energy industry, as well as key international players. Topics to be discussed at this yearâEUR(TM)s event include trends in venture capital investment, creating liquidity in a tight market, the biofuels and biodiesel markets, and how to evaluate risk exposure in the developing U.S. carbon finance markets.

âEURoeREFF-Wall Street is a rare opportunity where all the key players in the industry come together in the world capital of project finance, New York City,âEUR said event co-chair John Cavalier, Managing Partner of Hudson Clean Energy Partners, and formerly Vice Chairman of Investment Banking, Chairman of the Global Energy Group at Credit Suisse, and Head of Renewable Energy at Credit Suisse.

Speakers at this yearâEUR(TM)s event include:

Name Title Company
Mike Ahearn CEO and General Partner First Solar, Inc.
Rome Arnold Managing Director, Global Head of Energy Banc of America Securities, LLC
Neil Auerbach Managing Partner Hudson Clean Energy Partners
Brian Bolster Managing Director Goldman Sachs
C. Baird Brown Partner Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP
John Cavalier Managing Partner Hudson Clean Energy Partners
Vivienne Cox Executive Vice President & Chief Executive Officer Alternative Energy, BP plc
Peter Duprey Chief Executive Officer Acciona North America
John M. Eber Managing Director-Energy Investments JPMorgan Capital Corporation
Michael Eckhart President American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE)
Ira Ehrenpreis General Partner Technology Partners
Thomas K. Emmons Senior Vice President; Head of Energy - Americas HSH Nordbank Inc.
Paul Ezekiel Managing Director Energy Trading & Marketing
Ed Feo Partner Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP
Nancy Floyd Founder and Managing Director Nth Power
John Geesman Co-Chair of the ACORE Board of Directors; former California Energy Commissioner; originator of the blog and podcast
Kevin Genieser Managing Director Morgan Stanley
Bill Green Managing Director VantagePoint Venture Partners
Skip Grow Managing Director Lazard Freres & Co
Sven Hansen Chief Investment Officer Good Energies
Michael Liebreich Chief Executive Officer New Energy Finance
Kenneth R. Locklin Director Clean Energy Group
Eric Martinot Senior Researcher Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies (Tokyo) Visiting Professor, Tsinghua University (Beijing)
Katherine A. McAvoy Partner Winston & Strawn
Patrick McCloskey Managing Director Evolution Markets
Daniel More Managing Director Morgan Stanley
Xiaofeng Peng Chairman and Chief Executive Officer LDK Solar Co., Ltd.
Dan Reicher Director, Climate Change and Energy Initiatives
Rhone Resch President Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)
Andrew Safran Vice Chairman, Co-Head Global Energy Power and Chemical Group Citigroup
David Sandalow Energy & Environment Scholar and Senior Fellow The Brookings Institution
Scott Scherer Vice President / General Manager - Aircraft Financial Services Boeing Capital Corporation
Michael Schwartz Senior VP, Commerical Strategy Duke Energy Generation Services
Santiago Seage Chief Executive Officer Abengoa Solar
Milo Sjardin Head of North America Research New Carbon Finance
Scott Sklar President The Stella Group, Ltd.
Michael R. Splinter President and Chief Executive Officer Applied Materials Inc.
David Sandalow Energy & Environment Scholar and Senior Fellow The Brookings Institution
Joseph Stanislaw President The JAStanislaw Group
Randall Swisher Executive Director American Wind Energy Association
Bruce Usher Chief Executive Officer EcoSecurities Group plc
Kevin Walsh Managing Director, Renewable Energy GE Energy Financial Services
Michael D. Ware Managing Director Good Energies Inc.
Thomas H. Werner Chief Executive Officer SunPower Corporation
John Woolard Chief Executive Officer BrightSource Energy, Inc.

âEURoeAs the quest continues for finding better and more reliable sources and ways to deliver energy to US customers, many are coming to REFF-Wall Street to network and find answers,âEUR stated Michael Ware, forum Co-Chair and Managing Director, Good Energies Inc.

REFF-Wall Street 2008 is sponsored by Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, Credit Suisse, Evolution Markets, Winston & Strawn, GE Energy Financial Services, First Climate, Baker & McKenzie, Dexia, Milbank, Reznick Group, Santander, SunPower, Applied Materials, Leaf Clean Energy Company, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, and UK Trade & Investment.

"REFF-Wall Street has clearly become the leading conference for the renewable energy community, both in the US and, increasingly, internationally. We view it as a must-attend event, both for ourselves and our clients, and we are pleased to return for the fifth year as conference sponsors,âEUR said Chris Groobey, Partner, Baker & McKenzie.

Conference co-chairs are Michael Eckhart, President, ACORE; Nancy Floyd, Founder and Managing Director, Nth Power; Ken Locklin, Director, Clean Energy Group; Michael D. Ware, Managing Director, Good Energies, Inc.; Michael Liebreich, Chief Executive Officer, New Energy Finance; and John Cavalier, Managing Partner of Hudson Clean Energy Partners, and formerly Vice Chairman of Investment Banking, Chairman of the Global Energy Group, and Head of Renewable Energy at Credit Suisse.

REFF-Wall Street is hosted by ACORE, a nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, DC, dedicated to raising the profile of renewable energy, and Euromoney Energy Events, a London-based wholly owned subsidiary of Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC and organizer of conferences to address topical issues in the energy sector. For more information please visit Members of the press interested in attending, please contact Emily Gombar, 617 443-9933 x343 or

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