Photos: Washington renewable energy conference in pictures

The first Washington International Renewable Energy Conference (WIREC) finished up on Thursday. View a guided tour of the clean technologies on display.

Highlights from my week: a hybrid Mack dump truck, foldable solar panels, biomass pellets to replace coal, and a speech by President Bush.

The first Washington International Renewable Energy Conference (WIREC) 2008, which ran from Tuesday to Thursday, brought together ministers from 119 countries and a trade show floor full of businesses.

The headline event, without a doubt, was a speech delivered by president George Bush on Wednesday morning where he said America has to "get off oil."

Overhanging the entire event, however, was a policy stand-off that renewable energy business people is hurting the U.S. economy .

There was also clean tech on display. For a visual tour through trade and press events, see this photo gallery.

Check out our WIREC coverage from the entire week.

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