Thursday, 14 June 2007

 

 Wednesday 13 June | Thursday 14 June | Friday 15 June

 

09:00  Sustainable energy - a critical element in modern urban planning and management

Chair: Dirk Aßmann, Senior Energy Advisor, GTZ-German Technical Cooperation

Securing energy supply, addressing climate protection and local development, should be fostered through an integrated urban management approach, considering land use and infrastructure planning, and using modern energy technologies and efficiency measures.

Combining research, technology, expertise and local action to create Solar Cities
Chiel Boonstra, Secretary General of the International Solar Cities Initiative (ISCI)

Low energy district development in Berlin’s government quarter
Astrid Schneider, Solar Architect, and representative of the EUROSOLAR e.V. Berlin-Brandenburg

09:45  Local energy policies, strategies and approaches, and the strategic framework needed to support action

Chair: Ralf Bermich, Head of Climate Protection and Energy Management, City of Heidelberg

Introductory overview on the parallel session A and B themes to provide the focus and importance of the following sessions.

A Sessions: ‘Local Progress in Practice’

Sustainable energy policy, leadership, targets, energy efficiency measures and renewable energy technologies in an urban context

B Sessions: ‘Strategic Framework – Together Tomorrow’

European and national support structures and actions for local authorities

10:30  Coffee break

11:00  Parallel Sessions A and B  

A sessions: “Practice”
‘Local Progress in Practice’

B sessions: “Policy”
‘Strategic Framework – Together Tomorrow

Session A1: Local leadership, political commitment and setting targets

Moderator: Francesco Bicciato, Municipality of  Padova

Political consensus and a clear path of action in Woking
John Thorp, Managing Director, Thameswey Ltd, Woking, United Kingdom

Towards a fossil fuel free Växjö
Lars Ehrlén, Manager District Heating-Cooling, Växjö Energy Ltd, Sweden

European Energy Award: for qualification, certification and awarding of communal energy policy
Helmut Strasser, Programme Manager, Salzburg Institute, Austria

Videotaping

Simultaneous translation (German / English)

 


Session B1: Enabling framework conditions and support structures

Moderator: Emilio D'Alessio, City of Ancona

Renewable Energy Law: stimulating investment in Germany
Tobias Kelm, Researcher, Centre for Solar Energy & Hydrogen Research (ZSW), Germany

A national movement for climate change mitigation and adaptation: the Nottingham Declaration Action Pack  Steve Waller, Principal Consultant Sustainable Communities, IDeA, UK

The Procura Project-  developing a model for joint procurement of clean vehicles
Marieke Reijalt, Procura Project Dissemination Coordinator, Italian Hydrogen Aand Fuel Cell Association



Session B2: The role of Energy Agencies

Moderator: Maryke van Staden, Project Officer Climate &  Air, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability

Development, support schemes and latest achievements of RES in the Czech Republic
Tomas Kukuczka, Director, Czech RE Agency (CZREA), Czech Republic

Facilitating Energy Efficiency through Energy Services - the role of Energy Agencies
Alexandra Waldmann, Berlin Energy Agency, Germany

The role of the Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy
Jamie Brown, Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy, Switzerland 

12:30  Lunch

14:00  Key Partnerships: Business, Research, the Public and Local Authorities 

Chair: Wolfgang Teubner, Executive Director, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability

Strategic introduction to the topics of parallel session A (continued) and C, providing an overview of the main elements relevant to these important topics.

A Sessions: ‘Local Progress in Practice’ (continued)

Sustainable energy policy, leadership, targets, energy efficiency measures and renewable energy technologies in an urban context

  • About A2: Sustainable buildings: a reality: Dr. Rajat Gupta, Senior Lecturer and Co-Director, Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom
  • About A3: District energy: heating, cooling and electricity: Venelin Todorov, Deputy Mayor, Municipality of Bourgas, Bulgaria

C Sessions: ‘Financing and Facilitating Change’

Partnerships between business and local authorities in the field of sustainable energy

  • About C1: Contracting models and Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs): Mark Hidson, Director Sustainable Procurement, ICLEI European Secretariat (tbc)
  • About C2: Critical role of business: Uwe Ilgemann, CEO, Solarstrom AG, Germany

14:45  Parallel Sessions A and C

A Sessions: ‘Local Progress in Practice’

C Sessions: ‘Financing and Facilitating Change’

Session A2: Sustainable buildings: a reality

Moderator:
Dr. Rajat Gupta, Senior Lecturer and Co-Director, Oxford Brookes University

Passive Housing in Europe, low energy renovation and new housing complexes
Chiel Boonstra, Trecodome, The Netherlands; and Secretary General of the International Solar Cities Initiative (ISCI)

Energy efficiency measures in the public building sector: the DEEP project
Philipp Tepper, Project Officer Sustainable Procurement, ICLEI Europe


C1: Contracting models vs. Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs):

Moderator: Mark Hidson, ICLEI European Secretariat (tbc)

Austin’s GreenChoice: A Model for Green Pricing
Mark Kapner, Senior Strategy Engineer,  Energy Services, City of Austin, USA

Performance contracting and public participation project examples: Eco_WATT school and Solarspar
Dieter Seifried, CEO, Büro Ö-Quadrat, Germany

Surface geothermal project examples
Jürgen Lange-von Kulessa, Wärmekontor Freiburg, Germany

Session A3: District energy - heating, cooling and electricity

Moderator: Venelin Todorov, Municipality of Bourgas

Wind farms providing communities with electricity
Andreas Markowski, Director, Ökostrom Erzeugung Freiburg GmbH, Germany

Small hydro success stories
Luigi Papetti, Engineer, Frosio Associates, Italy

Polygeneration in Växjö, beneficial for all: customers, environment and energy company – Towards a fossil fuel free Växjö
Lars Ehrlén, Manager District Heating-Cooling, Växjö Energy Ltd, Sweden

Videotaping

Simultaneous translation (German / English)

C2: The critical role of business and the public

Moderator: Uwe Ilgemann, Solarstrom AG

Civil participative installations: solar and wind energy projects
Nicole Römer, Manager, Freiburger Energie- und Solaragentur (FESA), Germany

Freiburg - a business development model for cities
Prof. Rolf Buschmann, Manager, solar info center, Germany

Renewable energy and Energy Resource Center experience at  Bhubaneswar  Anurag Mishra, Program Manager, ICLEI South Asia Secretariat, India

16:30    Coffee break

16:45    Forging a path to local sustainability

International developments of RE based on REN21's Global Status Report and the UNEP/New Energy Finance Global RE Investment Report (Abstract)
Virginia Sonntag-O'Brien, REN21 Secretariat and UNEP Sustainable Energy Finance Initiative (SEFI)

The Meadows Ozone project – a vision for improving existing building stock
Jerome Baddley, Sustainable Energy Development Officer, Nottingham Energy Partnership, United Kingdom

17:30    End of presentations/Cocktail and NEtwork event (until 21:00)

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