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Cablegate: Iceland Will Likely Attend Wirec 2008

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SUBJECT: ICELAND WILL LIKELY ATTEND WIREC 2008


1. Officials in the Natural Resource Department at the Icelandic
Ministry for Foreign Affairs conveyed strong interest in attending
Washington International Renewable Energy Conference in March 2008
but were unable to give a confirmed delegation roster this far in
advance. Ambassador engaged Minister of Environment Thorunn
Sveinbjarnadottir directly on October 25 and the Minister said she
would make every effort to attend. The Minister of Industry and his
Director of Energy have also expressed interest in attending.

2. Given Iceland's nearly one hundred percent use of renewable
energy for electricity generation and home heating, and their
increasing overseas investment and experience in geothermal energy
projects, we believe that an Icelandic delegation will be an
essential contributor to WIREC.

van Voorst

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