08:30      Registration opens- Registration desk on the second floor

09:30 – 10:30     Plenary 1

Conference opening

A warm welcome to all delegates, this opening plenary has introduced the main conference themes addressed and offered a review of the perspectives and scenarios for energy and transport. Keynote speakers shared solutions and ideas in response to a changing energy environment and addressed issues of strategic importance for progressive renewable energy and urban mobility policies in Germany, Europe, and internationally.

Welcome from host city and Local Renewables partner - Dieter  Salomon, Lord Mayor, City of Freiburg, Germany [ Opening speech ]

Introduction - Wolfgang Teubner, Executive Director, ICLEI Europe, Germany

Perspectives and role of e-mobility and renewable energy in Germany how it is supported Markus Becker, Advisor, Department of Environment and Transport, Federal Ministry of the Environment, Germany [ Abstract ] [ Presentation ]

Demand and supply of renewable energy in future transport scenarios: range of options – Lew Fulton, Senior Transport Energy Specialist, International Energy Agency (IEA), France [ Abstract ] [ Presentation ]

10:30 – 11:00     Break

11:00 – 13:00   Plenary 2

Renewable energy potentials in urban mobility  

Experts shared their findings on latest developments in renewable energy and mobility. They reflected on market perspectives and the speed of introducing new car technology, and looked into the infrastructure changes needed to scale up renewable energy use and e-mobility.

Facilitator: Nuno Quental, EcoMobility Coordinator, ICLEI World Secretariat, Germany

The Future of Mobility - Scenarios for the Year 2030 – Irene Feige, Project Manager, Institute for Mobility Research (ifmo), Germany [ Presentation ]

Urban Market Introduction Perspectives Christian Thiel, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Energy, European Commission, the Netherlands [Abstract ] [ Presentation ]

Use of biofuels in urban mobility - Nils-Olof Nylund, Chief Research Scientist, VTT Processes, Finland [ Abstract ] [ Presentation ]

E-mobility, renewables and Smart Grids in cities – Ludwig Karg, Chairman, International Network for Environmental Management (INEM); Executive Director, BAUM Consult GmbH, Germany [ Abstract ] [ Presentation ]

Moderated Discussion

13:00 – 14:30     Lunch Break

14:30 – 16:00    Plenary 3

 Sustainable mobility concepts, planning and the role of renewables 

This session has been jointly organised with the Solar Summit Freiburg 2010. It was an ideal occasion to find out more about the latest advances, current market condition and future developments in renewable energy carriers and their contribution to the field of sustainable mobility in the future.

Better place – next generation mobility  Rolf Schumann,  Head of Project Development in Europe, Better Place, CEP, Europe, Business Development.

The future of urban transport  – Andreas Knie, Director Intermodal Services and Business Development, Deutsche Bahn Rent GmbH, Germany

Speakers were joined on stage by several experts, for a panel discussion comparing various clean technologies including fuel cells, battery-electric vehicles, biogenic fuels, and mobility concepts, and how these can be best applied by local governments.

Facilitator: Eicke R. Weber, Director, Fraunhofer ISE, Germany

Wolfgang Seibold, Partner, Earlybird Venture Capital, Germany

Wolfgang Teubner, Executive Director, ICLEI Europe, Germany

16:00 – 16:30   Break

16:30 – 18:00     Parallel Workshops

A1: Renewable Energy in Mass Transport


Public mass transport is a key pillar for sustainable urban transport strategies. There are various options to introduce renewable energy use and energy efficiency measures in the system. City representatives has shown good practice examples and discussed their approaches with the audience.  

B1: Pilot projects for e-mobility


In many countries there is a big push for the introduction of electric vehicles through subsidised pilot projects. Cities has presented current projects and how these are expected to influence their mobility and transport, as well as their future energy supply strategies. Issues like supply infrastructure, renewable energy availability and costs has fed into a lively discussion.

Facilitator: Melanie Kloth, Project Manager, Polis- European Cities and Regions Networking for Innovative Transport Solutions, Belgium

  • 100% renewable energy for the city tram system – VAG Freiburg, Andreas Hildebrandt, Press Officer, Freiburger Verkehrs AG, Germany
    [ Abstract ] [ Presentation ]
  • Electric Light Rail and bus grid in Jerusalem – Nimrod Levy, Air Quality Coordinator, Jerusalem, Israel                      [ Presentation ]
  • Energy Storage on Board of Rail Vehicles – Michael Fröhlich, Engineer, Bombardier, Mannheim, Germany                 [ Presentation ]


Facilitator: Maryke van Staden, Coordinator Climate and Air Team, Coordinator of the CCP Campaign, ICLEI Europe, Germany

  • Introducing electric vehicles and the connected infrastructure in Warsaw – Leszek Drogosz, Director, Infrastructure Department, City of Warsaw, Poland [ Abstract ]    [ Presentation ]
  • Amsterdam electric scheme - 200,000 battery-driven vehicles in Amsterdam in 30 years' time Maarten Linnenkamp, Director, Air Quality Department, City of Amsterdam, the Netherlands      [ Abstract ] [ Presentation ]
  • Satellite services for sustainable energy in electric vehicles and transport – Teodora Secara, Projects Coordinator, EURISY                 [ Presentation ]



  • T.4: Visit to Vauban District

Find out about the urban development of this highly ecological district. A former military base redeveloped in the 1990s into a new district for 5.000 inhabitants, Vauban is an internationally known model of sustainable urban planning. During this study tour you will learn more about the mobility concept, renewable energy, citizen engagement and low-, passive-, zero- and surplus energy buildings.
Organiser: Aiforia, Agency for Sustainability and Freiburg Futour

  • T.5: Visit to Rieselfeld District

This tour consists in a walk through the state´s largest neighbourhood project,a model of ecological housing for 11.000 people in a modern district. All residences are built as low-energy buildings, and the use of renewable energy and district heating are part of the far-sighted energy concept. In this tour you will have the opportunity to explore the district´s energy and mobility concept, low energy buildings, open spaces,greens and nature reserves.
Organiser: Aiforia, Agency for Sustainability

  • T.6: Visit Freiburg´s Historic City Centre

This tour will guide you through the historical and current development of Freiburg´s Old Town. During a walk through the Centre you will learn about: the medieval center of Oberlinden, the refurbishment of the old town during the 1970s in Konviktstraße, the enlargement of the pedestrian area, the development of a tram network since 1901 and parking management
Organiser: Innovation Academy e.V.