Sustainable innovations: why to develop water resources” – July 2014 – Yoram Krozer, University of Twente – CSTM, the Netherlands

This presentation introduces case studies of sustainable river manangement at regional scale, highlighting the value added and benefits, as well as the involved costs.

Energy and Spatial Planning” – Gernot Stöglehner, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria; Land Use Planning

Draws on the importance of spatial planning at multiple scales for implementing (resource-) efficient energy systems.

Energy Innovation in a Regional Context”- Audun Ruud, SINTEF, Norway; Political Sciences

Constituency and functioning of innovative energy systems in a regional context, Norwegian findings. The lecture provides also insights into the Danish model for sustainable energy systems innovation.

Energy Policy and Sustainable Development on the European, National and Regional Level” – William Lafferty, University of Oslo and SINTEF, Norway; Political Sciences

This lecture draws on reconciling the concept of ‘competitive economy’ with the ‘sustainable development’ principle, and takes a closer look at the mandate for Environmental Policy Integration (EPI).

“Energy Saving, Energy Integration & Transport in Regions” – Jiri Klemes, Marie Curie Chairholder for Waste to Energy, University of Pannonia, Hungary

This presentation looks at the process integration of sustainable energy systems at regional scale, with a focus on model optimisation.

Good Practices for Regional Sustainable Energy Solutions” -Yoram Krozer, Cartesius Institute, The Netherlands

Highlighting some concrete and innovative solutions for solar power utilisation, and exploring renewable energy regionalisation.

Information Technology for Sustainable Energy Systems” – Luigi Crema, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy

This lecture draws on the importance IT systems plays in enabling Energy Efficiency.

Linking Energy and Regions by Information Technology” – Luigi Crema, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy; Information Sciences

This lecture focuses primarily on the role of IT for a full modelling, monitoring and control of sustainable regional systems.

Regionally Adapted Sustainable Energy Systems” – Michael Narodoslawsky, TU Graz, Austria; Chemical Engineering and Sustainable Development

Introducing the ‘Regional resource-technology-demand networks’ concept and building on a case study: the Eastern Styria region in Austria.

Regional Implementation of Innovative Sustainable Energy Systems” – Yoram Krozer, Cartesius Institute, The Netherlands; Environment and Innovation Development

An economic perspective on energy prices and policy instruments for the implementation of innovative sustainable energy systems at regional level.

Regional Resource and Energy Management Policy” – Maarten Arentsen, University of Twente, The Netherlands; Political Sciences

Focuses on the role that regions play as centres of innovations and their part in the management of our common resources.

“Sustainable Energy Solutions in the USA”- Tim Krantz, University of Redlands, United States of America; Environmental Sciences and Land Use

Takes a brief look at the potential of renewables and points out to sustainable energy solutions implemented in the United States of America, while also comparing the USA energy policies with the EU ones.

Sustainable Energy Systems Distribution Networks and Optimal Energy Mixes”- Horst Steinmüller, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria; Energy Institute; Technical Sciences

Starting from a more global outlook on sustainability and energy supply, the lecture goes down to single out a national context, in Austria, highlighting the complexity of its biomass production systems.

Ways to make the energetic potential of bio waste accessible” – Ina Körner, TU Hamburg Harburg, Germany; Bioconversion and Emission Reduction

A full-cycle overview of bio-waste management, with a focus also on the biorefineries concept and its applications.