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    "Energy Future 2030"

Conference "Energy Future 2030"

Increasing prices for fuels, concerns about the security of energy supply, extreme weather phenomena, geopolitical crises as well as demographic changes will result in significant changes in our energy systems in the coming 20 years. It is crucial to pro-actively tackle these challenges to ensure the sustainability of our economies, our climate and our environment. These changes also offer enormous opportunities for new technologies, increased competitiveness and quality of life. Therefore, politicians, researchers and businesses must develop visions, but also concrete solutions for these long-term questions today.

Date:2 March 2007
Venue: Stadthalle Wels, A-4600 Wels, Upper Austria/Austria
Conference fee:50 Euro (plus 10% VAT)
Conference language: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Organisation and conference office:O.Ö. Energiesparverband
Landstraße 45, 4020 Linz, Austria
Tel. +43/732/7720-14386
Fax +43/732/7720-14383
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Programme:

9.00

Opening
Rudi Anschober, Regional Minister for Energy, Upper Austria

9.20

Szenarios for 2030 - growth in renewable energy sources, energy demand and energy efficiency?
Reinhard Haas, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

9.40

A Vision for 2030
MEP Claude Turmes, European Parliament

10.00

The changing face of cities
Anne Power, London School of Economics & Political Science, UK

10.20

Energy poverty - solutions for the future
Njeri Wamukonya, United Nations Environment Programme, Kenya

10.40

Coffee break

Future Technologies

11.20

Job engine renewable energy sources
Marlene Kratzat, Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung (ZSW), Germany

11.40

Highlights of R&D in Austria - results of the programme "e2050"
Michael Paula / Theodor Zillner, BMVIT, Austria

12.00

Innovative storage technologies
Dörte Laing, DLR-German Aerospace Center, Germany

12.20

Solar energy - fit for the future
Matthias Rommel, Fraunhofer-Institut für Solare Energiesysteme, Germany

12.40

Network efficiency improvements
Sergio Ferreira, European Copper Institute

13.00

Lunch break
Dialogue Platform "Are we ready for the energy future?"

14.00

Johannes Lackmann, President, German Renewable Energy Federation, Germany
Vasco de Janeiro, Union of the Electricity Industry, Belgium
Wolfgang Steiger, Director, Powertrain K-GEFA, VW, Germany
Frédéric Baron, Director, EIFER - European Institute for Energy Research, Germany
Gerhard Dell, Energy Commissioner, Director, O.Ö. Energiesparverband, Austria
Chairperson: Hanne May, New Energy, Germany

15.30

Discussion/Coffee break

Strategies for 2030

16.00

Overview: the most important European R&D activities
Martin Huemer, DG Research

16.20

Energy Future 2030 in Upper Austria
Gerhard Dell, Energy Commissioner, Director O.Ö. Energiesparverband, Austria

16.40

Pathways to resource efficient heating and cooling
Sabine Froning, Director Euroheat & Power, Belgium

17.00

Szenarios for an energy-neutral built environment
Ivo Opstelten, Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands, The Netherlands

17.20

Conference end