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Aruba Goes Green with Al Gore and Wubbo Ockels: Our Future with Green Energy

Geschreven op 30-9-2010 - Erik van Erne. Geplaatst in Agenda, Duurzaam, Energie en Besparing Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmail

Green Aruba18 januari 2015: The Final Speech of Dutch physicist Prof. dr. Wubbo Ockels

30 september 2010Former Vice President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Al Gore will give the keynote address at the “Aruba Goes Green – Our Future with Green Energy” conference on September, 29th 2010. “Aruba Goes Green” will bring together regional policy makers and representatives from the energy industry and solar and wind energy suppliers to share knowledge on state-of-the-art technologies in green energy.

The participants from Europe, the United States and the Caribbean will discuss the challenges and successes of green energy solutions using solar, wind and water technology.  At the end of the two-day conference, attendees will take away successful implementation practices from Aruba, the Netherlands, Denmark, and the U.S.  “Aruba Goes Green” will also be the setting where a team from the Technical University of Delft will attempt to break the speed world record for a hydrogen-fueled vehicle by completing 1/8 of a mile in less than 10 seconds. The race will take place in the afternoon of Saturday, October 2nd.

Aruba’s natural environment of high average solar radiation levels of more than 3,500 hours a year, wind regimes of up to 5,000 hours a year and optimal marine conditions make the island an ideal laboratory to test renewable energy technologies.  As part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Aruba is committed to becoming a renewable energy leader in a region with great potential for the cost-effective generation and use of solar and wind energy. Aruba’s commitment can be seen in a new 30 megawatt wind farm that uses giant turbines to meet 18% of Aruba’s energy demand, one of the highest rates of renewable energy in the Caribbean.

Developing and executing solutions to the world’s energy and climate needs that generate economic growth is a top priority of the Netherlands.  The Dutch are having an impact on climate change through sustainable technologies, integrated climate and energy policies and global collaboration. Together, the Netherlands and Aruba are developing leading green energy solutions in Europe and the Caribbean. Speakers at the “Aruba Goes Green” conference include: Mr. M. Eman, Prime Minister of Aruba, Former Vice President Al Gore, Dr. Edward Cheung, NASA,  Professor Wubbo Ockels, Technical University of Delft, H. Van Nispen, CEO of KEMA USA  Bryan Ashley, Suniva, Inc. Source: Buza

Al Gore at Opening Tilburg Sustainability Center of Tilburg University, the Netherlands – Al Gore’s Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis – Al Gore  Dan David Prize – Al Gore’s Repower America: 100% clean electricity within 10 years – Al Gore’s WE Climate Campaign – Al Gore’s Warning for Greenwashing at Oprah Winfrey – Al Gore’s Globe

SAIL 2010 Amsterdam: Ecolution, het Duurzame Zeilschip by Wubbo Ockels –Glossy WUBBO Magazine: Thema’s Ruimtevaart, Toekomst en Duurzaamheid – The Zero Emission Superbus by TU Delft: First Ride of the Superbus Vehicle by Wubbo Ockels – Nederland 2050 (Voorheen Ladies First) by Wubbo Ockels: Nederland 100% duurzaam in 2050 – Weg met plastic soep! Doe mee met de Wubbo Ockels Plastic Challenge

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  1. Erik van Erne zegt:

    30 september 2010 om 09:38 | Permalink

    GREEN ARUBA 2010 Part 1 of 2

    From September 29 through October 1, the government of Aruba and the local utilities companies WEB Aruba N.V., N.V. ELMAR and Utilities Aruba N.V. will host the first international conference on green energy for Aruba with as theme “Our Future with Green Energy”. During the conference international experts will present the latest technologies and developments in state of the art alternative, sustainable energy technologies and their practical use in the Caribbean

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