Seminar in The Upper-Rhine - 10th - 12th May 2011

Renewable Energies Transfer System (RETS) seminars
10th - 12th May 2011
Upper Rhine Seminar

Kaiserslautern - Lauterbourg - Strasbourg

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Tuesday, 10th May 2011 - Kaiserslautern

Module 1: Renewable energies in territories: acceptation, deployment and feedback on experiences

This module deals with ways to implement renewable energies and discusses the issues of "public acceptance" and "motivation for communal changeover". In addition, experiences from successful exampleswere presented.

Prof. Dr. Dr. Kühne, University of the Saarland: Public acceptance of Renewable Energies (DE)
Dr. Peter Kosack, TU Kaiserslautern: Ways to motivate private and communal changeover to renewable energies (DE) 
Mr. Markus Conrad, Mayor of Wörrstadt: First hand report from the Association of Municipalities Wörrstadt: 100 % renewable energy by 2017 (DE)
Mr. Bertram Fleck, District Administrator Rhine Hunsrück district: First hand report from the Rhine-Hunsrück district, Development, examples, regional value creation (DE)

Module 2: Economic development around Renewable Energies: a growth sector in the Rhein-Pfalz 

Module 2 took place at the Juwi Holding AG, a leading development company in this field. Practical experiences with the local authorities, potentials and economic developments will be presented.  A wind and solar park were visited to illustrate practical aspects.

Mr. Christian Hinsch, Division Head: Business Communication, juwi Holding AG: Greeting, Short introduction, Business history of juwi Holding AG
Dr. Sandra Hook, Project Manager - Marketing & Sales 100% Renewable Energy,
juwi Holding AG: Hands-on experiences of project development in the German municipalities
Mr. Michael Lüer, juwi Wind GmbH: Wind energy in the woods, Potential and Advantages


Wednesday, 23rd February 2011 - Lauterbourg

Module 3: Renewable Energies in the Upper Rhine  and is a profitability analysis possible?

Module 3 examines the conditions for renewable energies in the EU, including: current funding guidelines to implement the EU Directive. Concrete profitability calculations should help you make the right decisions in the use of renewable energies.

Dr. Mario Ragwitz, Fraunhofer ISI, Karlsruhe: Framework conditions for renewable energies in Europe - Implementing the EU directive, comparison of current funding in the EU (DE)
Dr. Kirk Köwener (IREES GmbH, Institut für Ressourceneffizienz und Energiestrategien, Karlsruhe: Profitability calculations as a criterion for energy investments  and presentation of a (free) calculation tool (DE)

Module 4: Which energy-mix strategy: a puzzle for local authorities.

Switching to renewable energies may be the outcome of a long deliberation process, but as far as tough decisions go, it is merely the beginning. Which type of energy should you chose? On what criteria? In which proportions? Let our experts give you hints on how to determine your energy-mix.

Mrs Catherine Ledig, Director of ADEC: Introduction to the energy-mix concept and how local authorities can put it into practice (FR)
Mrs ing. Monique Aarts, Owner of the Biomass plant in Sittard-Geleen, the Netherlands: The Green NET project in Sittard-Geleen, Netherlands (EN)
Dipl. Ing. FH Teresa Karayel, Municipality of Weilerbach, Germany : Zero-Emission- Village Concept, Municipality of Weilerbach, Germany (DE)
Mrs Virginie Formosa, ADEAN: Answering energy and climate challenges: The North Alsace Climate Plan (FR)

Thursday, 12th May 2011 -  Strasbourg

Module 5: Biomass, challenges and opportunities.

According to EurObserv’ER, biomass represented 66,1% of the EU renewable primary energy production in 2008-09. What are the main challenges for this type of energy? Do you need extensive forests at your disposal to make it worthwhile? This module’s overview talk and case studies will help you decide for yourself if biomass could be the right type of energy for you.

Mrs Maria Rugina, Institute ICEMENERG, Romania: Romanian experiences in Biomass (EN)
Mr. Denis Fend, Comptoir agricole: Overview on biomass and its renewable energy opportunities (FR)
Mr. Ralf Weigel, Demetrion Deutschland AG: Local experiences with biomass deployment (DE)
Mme ing. Monique Aarts, Owner of the Biomass plant in Sittard-Geleen, the Netherlands: The BES plant in Sittard Geleen (EN)

Module 6: Future jobs and skills in the green sector.

In the various talks and debates about renewable energies, the issue of training and education is too often overlooked. Yet how can we build a new sustainable economy without skilled “green” workers? How do we train them? By creating new courses from scratch or by adding new modules to existing degrees? And what does it take to make a “green job”?

Mrs Catherine Ledig, Director of ADEC: Green skills for renewable energies : General introduction (FR)
Mr. Mark Clemson, Director New World Solar, UK: PV training in the United Kingdom (EN)
Mr. Cyriaque Scharff, COPROTEC : The case of COPROTEC, France (FR)
Conrad Eß, Green Tech Staffing GmbH, Mannheim, Germany: Market view of Green technology, human resources development in the Green Sector and  Venture Capital (DE)


Contact for the 10th May:

Tel. +49 (0)631 303 - 1230      
Fax +49 (0)631 303 - 1249

Contact for the 11th & 12th May: