Here is an article about the "Green Aruba III" conference which took place last year in October (2012).
Green Aruba III is officially launched with high expectations
PRIME MINISTER EMAN “TOGETHER WITH CARBON WAR ROOM, ARUBA IS TAKING A LEADERSHIP ROLE WITH THE CONCEPT OF SUSTAINABLE GROWTH IN THE DEEPEST SENSE OF THE WORDS”
ORANJESTAD – With positive developments, encouraging news and high expectations, Green Aruba III was officially launched in the Dr. Edward Cheung Centre for Innovation. Prime Minister Eman, Minister de Meza, Mr. Frank Hoevertsz and the young Aruban engineer of TNO, Mr. Ivan Flanegin, had a press conference to make the announcement. A broad range of prominent speakers will be in Aruba on October 3, 4 and 5 to present and contribute to the reputable and indispensable Green Aruba III conference with its main topic alternative energy. Speakers and participants from across the globe are proud to be part of Green Aruba. Aruba, a small island taking giant steps to move forward into the future.
Director of Utilities, Mr. Frank Hoevertsz, opened the press conference announcing that Green Aruba III has all the indications of being another great success, as was Green Aruba I & II. Prime Minister Eman said that a few weeks ago a delegation of Aruba attended Rio +20 where Aruba manifested itself as a leader in the conversion from conventional to alternative energy. Eman “We announced our plans to collaborate with Carbon War Room together with Sir Richard Branson. In cooperation with Carbon War Room and TNO, Aruba is taking a leadership role with the concept of sustainable growth in the deepest sense of the words – a sustainable development combined with a good quality of life, conservation of what nature has to offer us and sustainable societies – all this in the right form and equilibrium is how we would like to shape the growth”.
Mr. Eman is satisfied, impressed and proud with the job by the team that has prepared the Green Aruba Conference III. “Together with the vision of our country, the ‘Green Team’ has placed Aruba in the favorable position to be able to welcome a Green Conference - just as we know Rio+20 we will host Aruba+20. This because we have our eyes set on 2020 which is the moment that Aruba will reach record levels internationally in terms of renewable energy. Aruba will accomplish this with the realization of large-scale projects”.
Two years ago in Aruba, a dream that became an ideal, an ambition and a passion came from minds of visionaries. A vision was born of where we would like to take Aruba. Eman “Together we pledged to make the dream, ideal and ambition a reality. This was the start for the first Green Aruba Conference in 2010. The first results of this pledge are today a reality here, in this building where TNO is housed. Two years ago too we were here on the scene also making statements of our wishes to have a ‘research institute’ for Aruba”. That institute arrived and is conducting large amounts of research on alternative energy. Exciting plans are on the table to be executed that will ultimately benefit all of Aruba.
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