Nov 03, 2015
Prof. Miranda Schreurs, director of the Environmental Policy Research Centre and Professor of Comparative Politics at the Freie Universität Berlin holds the keynote speech on "Driving Renewable Energies: Experiences from Europe".
Providing a secure national energy supply, while ensuring a balanced exhaustion of the available energy potential and a constant development of the obtainable energy efficiency potential, is at the core of socio-economic development for a country. In Germany as well as in Egypt the subject of sustainable energy production is rapidly increasing in significance. For this reason the DWZ supports numerous Egyptian-German research collaborations in this field that shall be brought into dialogue with each other and external experts at the conference “Rethinking Energy: Scientific Input –Social Output” to be held on 8 November 2015 at the premises of the DWZ in Cairo.
Goal of the conference is to impart and deepen understanding of the complexity of the multidimensional nature of the topic energy. Through an interdisciplinary approach complex interrelations shall be emphasized and discussed with Egyptian partners. Ranging from the expansion of renewable energies, via socio-economic implications, up to the adaptation of energy consciousness within the education sector, the whole range of the topic will be analyzed and recommendations for action developed.
The various disciplinary perspectives shall be reflected in six working sessions that in each case afford several speakers an opportunity to succinctly introduce their project- or research work and to share their expertise on the main theme of their session in order to create a differentiated base for the subsequent discussion.
The working sessions are thereby headlined “Education as a Backbone for Raising Awareness on Energy Sustainability”, “Innovative Business Models Enabling Establishment of Renewable Energies in Developing Countries”, “Social Commitment Towards Ambitious Energy Transformation Goals”, “Securing the Future of Clean Energy Through a Stronger Support of Transmission”, “Bridging the Gap at its Best: Academia and Industry Collaboration in Energy Efficiency” and “Innovative Concepts for Network Stability Despite Variable Energy Infeed”.
Following the conference some of the submitted contributions will be selected and published in the next edition of the Egyptian-German Science Monitor.