Electricity and biofuels are quickly changing the way people power their cars in the Nordic countries and have a great potential for making the region more sustainable, save money and benefit the environment. The leadership role of the Nordic countries in renewable energy for transport will be highlighted at the third International Driving Sustainability conference held in Reykjavík September 14 and 15.
The environmental and technical Mayor of Copenhagen, Biogas experts from Sweden, Head of E-Mobility Program at Vattenfall Group and the Chairman of the Norwegian EV Association NORSTART are among Nordic experts sharing their experiences at this event.
Two of the world’s largest auto manufacturers, Mitsubishi Motors and Toyota from Japan, along with China’s BYD Auto, will present their ongoing work and near term plans for producing low and zero emissions vehicles.
Green car developments in the United States, under Barack Obama’s Presidency will be covered by advanced automotive battery developers and The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) of the U.S. Department of Energy.
Subjects covered include electric mobility, the future of biogas and energy efficiency in transport, along with the latest trends in urban planning, energy infrastructure and policy.
His Excellency, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, President of Iceland, opens the conference on the morning of Monday September14th and the Katrín Júlíusdóttir, the Icelandic Minister of Industry addresses the gathering on Tuesday morning. The conference concludes with a field trip to a geothermal power plant and a visit to the Blue Lagoon.
The two day conference will be immediately followed by the annual meeting of the World Energy Council (WEC), making for a full week of energy related events at the Hilton Reykjavik.
Driving Sustainability ´09 is one of the major events on the 2009 agenda of the Nordic Council of Ministers under the Icelandic chairmanship. 150 delegates from over 20 countries are already registered for this exclusive event.
For registration and more information please visit: http://drivingsustainability.org/