• IRES 2018
    13-15 March 2018
    12th International
    Renewable Energy
    Storage
    Conference

    and
    7th Energy Storage
    Europe

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    18th November
    European
    Solar Prize 2017
    Award Ceremony
    and Symposium

    Vienna, Austria

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The narrow pro-Brexit vote was triggered by the rivalry of a pair of self obsessed Eton graduates, David Cameron and Boris Johnson, aided by a coterie of fear mongering pocket demagogues and a seeming ocean of under informed voters critical of what they understand to be 'globalisation policies'. 

The door to the revolt was opened by the British Government's failure to seize the energy and efficiency revolution as an opportunity to reindustrialise its rust-belts, and to embrace the structural change from long gone coal and steel industries to a renewable age, with all the benefits in innovation, job creation and value this offers. Instead, the Tories foolishly perpetuated their determination in pushing strategic mistakes like fracking and new nuclear power.

This was matched by the EU's reluctance to boldly embrace a decentralised infrastructure strategy of regional development, based on renewable energy. It resonates with justified accusations that Brussels is remote, detached and can seem high minded in implementing its centralising policies without much access by a democratic process. 

The Brexit Blunder is an opportunity to react to this warning shot by engaging with Britain in properity inducing renewable energy based forms of industrialisation, in much improved communication of what policies the EU in fact pursues best: social cohesion, nurturing of peace and stability, regional development, community development, environmental health, support for small and medium sized enterprises, research support.

Europe now must move forcefully to ditch its antiquated nuclear and fossil fuel industries, end perceived captivity to oligarchic interests and embrace an integrated open continent founded on regenerative infrastructures and climate stabilising production and consumption, trade, agriculture and land use regimes capable of building regional wealth and stability.

Professor Peter Droege
President, EUROSOLAR and General Chairman, WCRE

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European Solar Prize

  • Award Ceremony of the European Solar Prize 2017 and Symposium 'The Energy Transition in Europe'

    Saturday, 18 November 2017, TU the Sky, Vienna

    Promoting the successful implementation of renewable energies – with this intention EUROSOLAR has been honoring cities, municipalities, architects, communal and private companies, associations, organizations and cooperatives, journalists and, of course, citizens who actively support the energy transition with the Solar Prizes for 24 years. Pioneers and leaders are put into the focus of public attention and illustrate how the realistic and practicable use of renewable energy is possible and how it contributes to the complete transformation of the energy system.

    Towards the end of each year, the award winners are invited to a celebratory event in a European city. Having previously been held in Prague and Barcelona, this year’s edition of the European Solar Prize will be awarded in Vienna. We are pleased to present this year's award winners together with EUROSOLAR-Austria on Saturday afternoon, 18 November 2017, at Technical University Vienna TU the Sky.

    In the morning, a symposium will be held on the topic 'The Energy Transition in Europe'. The speakers will present and discuss potentials and conclusions for a sustainable European energy system in the fields of solar architecture, urban planning, energy economy and energy politics. A visit of the buildings of the Technical University will take place just before the symposium.

    We would like to invite you to be part of the award ceremony and the exciting symposium. Both events are free of charge. We look forward to welcome you in Vienna!

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    Agenda:

    9:00 - 10:00 Visit of the buildings of Technical University Vienna (TU the Sky)

    10:00 Arrival, Registration, Coffee & Piano Music

    10:15 Welcome
    Prof. Peter Droege, EUROSOLAR

    10:30 - 12:30 Symposium 'The Energy Transition in Europe'
    moderated by Wolfgang Hein, EUROSOLAR Austria

    Principles of Sustainable Architecture and the Use of Renewable Energy
    Prof. Karin Stieldorf, TU Vienna
    Best Practice Examples of Solar Architecture in Europe
    Astrid Schneider, Austrian Institute of Technology
    Immediate Urban and Regional Tasks in the Energetic Reconstruction of Europe
    Prof. Peter Droege, EUROSOLAR
    Perspectives for a Sustainable European Energy Policy
    Stephan Grüger, Member of the Hessian Parliament, EUROSOLAR
    Perspectives for a Sustainable European Energy Economy
    Prof. Stefan Schleicher, University of Graz (tbc)

    Discussion

    12:30 - 13:30 Lunch Break & Piano Music

    13:30
    Arrival, Registration

    14:00 - 17:00 Award Ceremony of the European Solar Prize 2017
    moderated by Wolfgang Hein, EUROSOLAR Austria

    Welcome
    Prof. Sabine Seidler, TU Vienna (tbc)
    Dr. Hans Otto Schmidt, EUROSOLAR Austria
    Mag. Thomas Reindl, City of Vienna

    Keynote
    N.N., Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy

    Presentation of this year's Award Winners
    moderated by Prof. Peter Droege, EUROSOLAR

    17:00 - 18:00 Get Together & Piano Music


    Venue:

    Getreidemarkt BA Hochhaus

    Technical University Vienna (TU the Sky)
    Getreidemarkt 9
    1060 Vienna, Austria
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  • About the European Solar Prize

    The European Solar Prize Award was established in 1994 by EUROSOLAR in cooperation with its national sections. It has since been handed out every year to towns and municipalities, community businesses, associations or organizations, architects, journalists and individuals for their extraordinary accomplishments and significant contributions to the use and expansion of renewable energy in Europe. With the Solar Prize EUROSOLAR recognizes outstanding commitment to renewable energy.

    The prize is given to make pioneers and leaders the focus of public attention all over Europe and to give fresh impetus to a renewable energy-based and decentralized energy turnaround. It honors outstanding and innovative projects and initiatives from all parts of society. At the end of each year the award winners are celebrated at a festive gathering in different European countries.

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