Summer Academy "Energy and the Environment"

Organised in close coordination with the University of Greifswald, the Summer Academy 'Energy and the Environment' has been bringing together researchers, professionals and policy-makers from various disciplinary backgrounds around an annually changing focus topic. For 14 years now the Academy fosters the knowledge exchange in the climate and energy policy field.
Organised in close coordination with the University of Greifswald, the Summer Academy 'Energy and the Environment' has been bringing together researchers, professionals and policy-makers from various disciplinary backgrounds around an annually changing focus topic. For 14 years now the Academy fosters the knowledge exchange in the climate and energy policy field.

Renewable energy investment exceeded investment in conventional energy for the second year in a row in 2016, in spite of low oil prices. However, most progress is made in the electricity sector. The heating, cooling and especially the transport sector are more challenging to decarbonize, and continue to be dominated by conventional energy sources.

On top of that, energy policy around the world is giving off mixed signals. While China is moving forward with the mass-scale development of renewable energy, other countries are slowing down. Germany‘s rapid integration of renewable energy is decelerating, the European Union introduced lower, nationally non-binding targets for 2030, while the United States’ commitment to climate policy and renewable energy is wavering under the new government.

The 14th annual Summer Academy ‘Energy and the Environment’ will show that further renewable energy expansion is still achievable, addressing the need to move beyond electricity and connect it with the heat and transport sector in a sustainable, smart energy system.

The Academy features workshops, visits to a wind energy farm and a renewable electricity storage plant, a threeday conference program, and a social evening program, ending with a festive barbecue in Berlin.

Program 2017

 

Organizer / Organisator

Lehrstuhl für Öffentliches Recht, Finanzrecht, Umwelt- und Energierecht

Institut für Klimaschutz, Energie und Mobilität (IKEM)

 

Venue / Veranstaltungsort

Greifswald, Berlin

 

Contact / Ansprechpartner

Lehrstuhl für Öffentliches Recht, Finanzrecht, Umwelt- und Energierecht
Prof. Dr. Michael Rodi

Domstraße 20a
17489 Greifswald
Telefon +49 3834 420 2100


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