Energy Sustainable Communities

Local and regional communities, municipalities and regions have a decisive role in making sustainability in the energy field happen. The conference provides a forum for discussing strategies for energy efficiency and renewable energy.

Date:4 March 2005, 9 to 17.30
Venue:Stadthalle Wels, Austria
Registration:please register before 18 Februar 2005
Languages:German, English, Italian

200 Euro for the whole WORLD SUSTAINABLE ENERGY DAYS (for fulltime students 50 Euro)
50 Euro for the Sustainable Communities)

Organisation and conference office:O.Ö. Energiesparverband
Landstraße 45, 4020 Linz, Austria
Tel. +43/732/7720-14380
Fax +43/732/7720-14383
office [AT] esv.or [DOT] at


9.00Opening and welcome

Sustainable energy for Europe's communities
Arthouros Zervos, National Technical University of Athens, Greece / Christine Lins, European Renewable Energy Council


Sustainable energy policies in Europe
MEP Claude Turmes, Vice President, EUFORES


Innovative energy technologies for communities
Didier Mayer, Centre d'Energétique Ecole des Mines de Paris, France

10.30Profiting from sustainable energy - added value on local level
Adolf H. Malinsky, Institut fĂŒr Betriebliche und Regionale Umweltwirtschaft, University of Linz, Austria
10.50Discussion/coffee break

Reaching all citizens
Catrin Maby, Severn and Wye Energy Agency, United Kingdom

11.50Upper Austria - an exemplary sustainable energy region
Christiane Egger, O.Ö. Energiesparverband, Austria

Federal Minister Josef Pröll, Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Austria

12.45Discussion/lunch break
Inspiring Projects
14.15Renewable energy for development
Osman Benchikh, United Nations (UNESCO), Division of Engineering and Technology

Sustainable energy for Wales
Brian Gibbons, National Assembly, Wales


Antiesenhofen - a community on its way to a 100 % renewable energy supply
Johann Gangl, Mayor of Antiesenhofen, Austria

15.15Sustainable communites in Rhone-Alpes
Christian Labie, Rhonalpénergie-Environnement, France
15.35Discussion/coffee break

Wind and biomass for the municipality of Jindrichovice pod Smrkem
Petr Pavek, Mayor of Jindrichovice pod Smrkem, Czech Republic

16.35Exemplary renewable energy projects on European Islands
Cipriano MarĂ­n, UNESCO Centre, Canary Islands, Spain
16.55Sustainable energy projects in South-East Asia
Pekka Skytta, ASEAN Centre for Energy, Indonesia


17.30 Conference end