Programme

The conference will discuss important dimensions related to renewable energy: society, technology, economics, spatial planning and the environment. In the morning various international experts will share their thoughts, facts and figures in a plenary sessions. The afternoon will bring interactive workshops.

Simultaneous interpretation in English, German, French and Dutch.

08h30 – 09h00

Registration

09h00 – 09h30

Introduction

  • Oliver PAASCH – Minister-President of the German speaking region in Belgium
  • Dirk VANSINTJAN – President of the European federation for renewable energy cooperatives, REScoop.eu

09h30 – 10h15

Importance for society and opportunities for local actors

  •  Gérard MAGNIN – Founder Energy Cities, former member of the Board of Directors of EDF, President of the cooperative JURASCIC

10h15– 11h00

Technological & economic status:  a scenario of 100% renewable energy

  • Henrik LUND – Professor, M.Sc.Eng., Ph.D., Dr.Techn. Department of Development and Planning

11h00 – 11h30

Coffee break

11h30 – 12h15

Spatial planning and German examples of local added value

  • Dr. Peter HECK – Professor and responsible for the environmental department of IFAS, the Institute for Applied Research on Renewable Energy, Trier

12h15 – 13h00

Renewable energy as an answer to climate change and its impact on biodiversity

  • Thierry HANCE– Professor at the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) and Director of the biodiversity department of the LIFE AND EARTH INSITUTE of KUL

13h00-14h00

Lunch

14h00 – 16h30

14h00 – 15h10

The workshops (first session)

14h00 – 16h30

Workshop 1

Wind turbins and their impact on avifauna

State of the population and distribution of the Red Kite in Belgium

  • Jean-Yves PAQUET – Director of the Aves – Natagora studies department, Belgium

The impact of Wind turbines on raptors

  • Oliver KOHLE – CEO of Kohle Nusbaumer SA, specialized in the renewables and environmental protection sector, Switzerland

Automatic Bird Monitoring and detection

  • Augustin RIOPEREZ – CEO of the DTBird Company, development of bird detection systems, Spain

Discussions with the public

  • Moderation, Christophe SCHOUNE – General Secretary of Inter-Environnement Wallonie, Belgium

14h00 – 15h00

The workshops (first session)

Workshop 2

100 % renewable energy in Belgium by 2050

  • Yves MARENNE – Scientific director at ICEDD,  the advisory institute for studies on sustainable development.
  • Jan DUERINCK – Researcher at VITO, the Flemish Institute for Research and Technology and the programme “Energyville” in collaboration with the Catholic University of Leuven, KUL

Workshop 3

The energy transition in Germany : a starting point for energy democracy

  • Craig MORRIS – Independent journalist and responsible  for the website energytransition.de, Co-author of the book «  Energy Democracy » (Sept. 2016).

Workshop 4

Collaborations between cooperatives and municipalities : Best practices and outline of REScoop MECISE

  • Karel DERVEAUX – Project Manager at Ecopower and coordinator of the Horizon 2020 project REScoop MECISE.

State of the population and distribution of the Red Kite in Belgium

  • Jean-Yves PAQUET – Director of the Aves – Natagora studies department, Belgium

The impact of Wind turbines on raptors

  • Oliver KOHLE – CEO of Kohle Nusbaumer SA, specialized in the renewables and environmental protection sector, Switzerland

Automatic Bird Monitoring and detection

  • Augustin RIOPEREZ – CEO of the DTBird Company, development of bird detection systems, Spain

Discussions with the public

  • Moderation, Christophe SCHOUNE – General Secretary of Inter-Environnement Wallonie, Belgium
  • Yves MARENNE – Scientific director at ICEDD,  the advisory institute for studies on sustainable development.
  • Craig MORRIS – Independent journalist and responsible  for the website energytransition.de, Co-author of the book «  Energy Democracy » (Sept. 2016).
  • Jan DUERINCK – Researcher at VITO, the Flemish Institute for Research and Technology and the programme “Energyville” in collaboration with the Catholic University of Leuven, KUL
  • Karel DERVEAUX – Project Manager at Ecopower and coordinator of the Horizon 2020 project REScoop MECISE.

15h20 – 16h30

The workshops (2nd session)

 

Workshop 2

100 % renewable energy in Belgium by 2050

  • Yves MARENNE – Scientific director at ICEDD,  the advisory institute for studies on sustainable development.
  • Jan DUERINCK – Researcher at VITO, the Flemish Institute for Research and Technology and the programme “Energyville” in collaboration with the Catholic University of Leuven, KUL.

Workshop 3

The energy transition in Germany : a starting point for energy democracy

  • Craig MORRIS – Independent journalist and responsible  for the website energytransition.de, Co-author of the book «  Energy Democracy » (Sept. 2016).

Workshop 4

Collaborations between cooperatives and municipalities : Best practices and outline of REScoop MECISE

  • Mario HEUKEMES – President of the cooperative COURANT d’AIR – Presentation of local projects in collaboration with municipilaties in East-Belgium.
  • ENERCOOP France, ENERGY4ALL UK, SOM ENERGIA Spain,… Cooperatives participating in the REScoop MECISE project.
  • Yves MARENNE – Scientific director at ICEDD,  the advisory institute for studies on sustainable development.
  • Craig MORRIS – Independent journalist and responsible  for the website energytransition.de, Co-author of the book «  Energy Democracy » (Sept. 2016).
  • Mario HEUKEMES – President of the cooperative COURANT d’AIR – Presentation of local projects in collaboration with municipilaties in East-Belgium.
  • Jan DUERINCK – Researcher at VITO, the Flemish Institute for Research and Technology and the programme “Energyville” in collaboration with the Catholic University of Leuven, KUL.
  • ENERCOOP France, ENERGY4ALL UK, SOM ENERGIA Spain,… Cooperatives participating in the REScoop MECISE project.

16h30 – 17h

Final conclusion / Press conference

  • Doerte FOUQUET – Director EREF (European Renewable Energies Federation)

17h

Drink with local beers