Call for Renewable Energy Policies & Projects
Showcase your city’s renewable energy action, share your insights and be featured in the First Edition REN21 Renewables in Cities Global Status Report!
Does your city have a target, policy or innovative business model integrating renewable energy in buildings, industry, transport or power grids? How is your city mobilizing finance and involving citizens in renewable energy projects? REN21 invites you to share your renewable energy stories and actions and be part of the collaborative effort to create the first global report on renewable energy in cities.
There are two ways to get involved: fill in the questionnaire, available on (in English); or send REN21 any relevant data you might have (e.g. pdf, excel, webpage) directly via email to (in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish). Deadline is 18 March 2019.
Thanks for your contribution – your city will be featured on the REN21 web portal and your contribution will be acknowledged in the final report!
Appointed as Special Advisor to REN21
Peter Droege has been appointed as Special Advisor to the Paris-based organisation REN21 (www.ren21.net). It issues the Renewable Energy Global Status Report each year, and, from this year, the Renewables in Cities Global Status Report.
LISD cohosts UNCRD event
LISD has been chosen by the United Nations Center for Rgional Development (UNCRD) in Nagoya, Japan, to co-organize a daylong event on the Economic Benefits of Sustainable Transport, held at the beginning of the 12th Intergovernmental Regional Environmentally Sustainable Transport Forum in Asia (EST 12), 28-31 October 2019 in Hanoi. For this special event LISD and its director Peter Droege will contribute a keynote paper and guide the programming, with and on behalf of UNCRD. Peter Droege will also present on the topic of Renewable Transport Systems for Cities and Communities.
EST 12 will be jointly held by Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the Hanoi People’s Committee, Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), and the United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD).
New LISD Publication: Urban Energy Transition – Renewable Strategies for Cities and Regions, 2nd Edition
Urban Energy Transition, 2nd edition, is the definitive science and practice-based compendium of energy transformations in the global urban system. This volume is a timely and rich resource for all, as citizens, companies and their communities, from remote villages to megacities and metropolitan regions, rapidly move away from fossil fuel and nuclear power, to renewable energy as civic infrastructure investment, source of revenue and prosperity, and existential resilience strategy.
“An excellent and timely resource for practice, policy, teaching and research. This a fresh and sweeping, rigorously scientific and yet extraordinarily applied and practical look at a rising global phenomenon: renewable energy for cities and regions. Beautifully illustrated in full colour, this instills great optimism for this rapidly urbanizing planet, still all too dependent of fossil fuel, and therefore precariously slipping towards climate calamity.“ Elsevier Verified Reviewer.
* Please visit www.UET2.com for more info, reviews and to order. Enter code EARTH319 for 30% off and free shipping!
Award Ceremony of the European Solar Prize 2018
17 November 2018. Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany
Peter Droege will chair this year’s 2018 European Solar Prize ceremony.
Since 1994 EUROSOLAR has recognized outstanding commitment in the field of renewable energy with the annual European Solar Prize. Ground-breaking projects and initiatives from all sectors of society are selected with the purpose of making pioneers and innovators the focus of public awareness and of giving fresh impetus to an energy turnaround that is decentralized and based on renewables.
Having previously been held in Prague, Barcelona and Vienna, this year’s edition of the European Solar Prize will be awarded in EUROSOLAR’S hometown of Bonn – within the framework of the 30th anniversary of EUROSOLAR and the associated annual partnership with the city of Bonn.
For more information.
The Economist – Southeast Europe – Germany Business & Investment Summit
3 December 2018. Intercontinental Hotel, Berlin, Germany
Prof. Peter Droege will be part of a business panel discussing issues related to the large-scale projects in Germany and South-Europe, focusing on the topics:
*Infrastructure and transportation,
*Prospects for renewable energy sources, and
*The energy landscape in SE Europe and east Mediterranean.
The discussion will take place amongst a series of panels as part of The Economist Events in co-operation with the Hellenic-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AHK) and the valuable support of the Federation of German Industries (BDI) and the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK).
For more information.
CRC for Low Carbon Living (CRCLCL) National Forum: The Renewable City – How Perth is Doing with the CRC’s Help?
31 October 2018. St George’s Terrace, Perth, Australia
Prof. Peter Droege will set out the global context on how rapidly the world is moving towards low carbon living. In collaboration with CUSP researchers, the Forum will also present the city of Perth’s efforts in demonstrating real leadership in the next economy.
Demonstrated through single houses, medium density precincts, local governments, industrial precincts, schools and university campuses, the CRCLCL’s research has grown into national studies and international projects as Perth‘s low carbon innovations have been recognized.
This National Forum will celebrate the latest research accomplished through the CRCLCL and Curtin University Sustainability Policy (CUSP) Institute and their national partnerships.
Read the Renewable City Paper
Watch the Presentation
Eleventh Intergovernmental Regional Environmentally Sustainable Transport (EST) Forum in Asia
2 Oct 2018 – 5 Oct 2018. Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Prof. Peter Droege speaks on the topic of the role of urban design and strategic planning in sustainable urban and regional transit.
This event was co-organized by the Ministry of Construction and Urban Development, the Ministry of Road and Transport Development, the Ministry of Environment and Tourism and Municipality of Ulaanbaatar of the Government of Mongolia; Ministry of the Environment of the Government of Japan (MOE-Japan); the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP); and the United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD) of the Division for Sustainable Development Goals (DSDG)/UN DESA under the overall theme of ” Sustainable Urban Design and Development ~ Role of EST “.
For more information.
30 years of EUROSOLAR – European symposium and parlamentarian evening: A Europe of Renewable Energies
27 September 2018. Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Berlin, Germany
Peter Droege, EUROSOLAR President, chaired the European symposium and parlamentarian evening: A Europe of Renewable Energies. The focus was on the positions and the cooperation of the European member states in the course of the energy transition and the overcoming of the dependence on coal, oil and gas in order to finance a solar Europe and to finally turn away from the nuclear industry.
Impulses from the EUROSOLAR sections and a parliamentary discussion forum were to used for in-depth and practical discussions. The day was rounded off with a joint evening reception and good entertainment. The comprehensive daily programme was available here.
The event was supported by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and was interpreted in German and English.
New “World Nuclear Industry Status Report”
Prof. Peter Droege speaks at the presentation of the 2018 World Nuclear Industry Status Report, with discussion at the Berlin Öko-Institut on 26 September 2018.
Since 1992, the World Nuclear Industry Report has been documenting the global development of nuclear power as a source of energy. This year’s report was written by the independent renowned energy and nuclear energy expert Mycle Schneider. It was produced with the support of the MacArthur Foundation, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), and the Heinrich Böll Foundation in France. The Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament, the Zukunftserbe Foundation, the Elektrizitätswerke Schönau (EWS), and the Swiss Energy Foundation are also among the project’s sponsors.
For more information.
Interview with Elsevier SciTech Connect
Elsevier SciTech Connect interviews Prof. Peter Droege.
Read the transcript of the interview here.
Deutscher Solarpreis 2018 in Bonn verliehen
Peter Droege speaks on occasion of the 2018 German Solar Prize, 15 September 2018, Muenster-Carree, Bonn.
For more information (in German).
Im feierlichen Rahmen wurde am Samstag, dem 15. September, der Deutsche Solarpreis 2018 verliehen. Anlässlich des 30-jährigen Jubiläums von EUROSOLAR und der damit verbundenen Jahrespartnerschaft mit der Stadt Bonn fand die traditionelle Preisverleihung im Bonner Münster-Carré statt. Gemeinsam mit der EnergieAgentur.NRW wurde der von EUROSOLAR e.V. ins Leben gerufene Preis in acht Kategorien vergeben.
„Stadtentwicklung und Zukunftsplanung Europa“
Prof. Peter Droege speaks at the DAAD Alumni Seminar (Stadt-) Kompetenzen stärken „Stadtentwicklung und Zukunftsplanung Europa“ on 14-15.09.2018 at the Landesakademie Schloss Rotenfels, Gaggenau, Germany.
Indian renewable energy innovation LEAP Fellow
We at LISD are delighted to welcome Indian renewable energy innnovation LEAP Fellow Sookrit Malik. Delhi-based Sookrit will be involved in microgrid based fossil-fuel replacement projects, and coach our Nigeria based renewable energy advancement team in grassroots and small-industry based renewable power introduction schemes, to the point where these become viable.
Sookrit is the founder of Energeia, a smart microgrid company, which provides cleaner, cheaper and more reliable energy to industries in developing countries. He has been a part of a number of service projects in villages, slums and conflict areas. He was awarded The Impact Award by The Global Education and Leadership Foundation for his work.
LISD virtual internship beneficiary and LEAP Fellow
LISD welcomes young Ghanaian renewable energy and climate scholar Sarpong Hammond Antwi as virtual internship beneficiary and African LEAP Fellow for 2018.
Sarpong is an MSc Energy Policy student of the Pan African University Institute of Water and Energy Sciences (PAUWES) in Algeria. He has experience in community development, facilitation and mobilization. In 2016 he was awarded the best volunteer by the National Youth Authority of Ghana-Upper West Region and now serves as the co-founder of PAUWES Climate Change and Environmental Community. This year, he will work with LISD on African Energy, Biodiversity Protection, Urban Energy Transition, and Research Program Development.
Invitation to the ERA-Net Smart Energy Systems Conference
Professor Peter Droege is invited to speak at the ERA-Net Smart Energy Systems Conference and associated events 22-25 May 2018 at the Nordic Clean Energy Week in Malmø, Sweden. ERA-Net SES is the joint programming platform of countries and regions in the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan) Key Action 4, “Increasing the resilience and security of the energy system”, jointly conducted with the European Commission. Theme is From Local Trials towards a European Knowledge Community. Professor Droege will represent EUROSOLAR.
Episode of TalkingCities with Prof. Droege, live on 22nd May
James Rosenwax of AECOM chats with award winning author, international urban sustainability expert Professor Peter Droege about renewable energy technology advancements and Sydney’s path and progress to energy neutrality. Discussion also focuses on low carbon vs carbon neutrality and the dirty truth about fossil fuels.
12th IRES Conference, Duesseldorf, 13-15 March 2018
Peter Droege will open EUROSOLAR’s 12th International Renewable Energy Storage Conference (IRES) and the parallel 7th Energy Storage Europe (ESE) events and exhibit at Messe Düsseldorf, Germany.
Launch of CEMET
In November 2017 Liechtenstein Institute for Strategic Development commissioned, briefed, guided and coached the University of New South Wales Master of Urban Policy and Strategy to develop a what it originally calls CEMET – a Coal Exit Metropolitan Energy Transition program for Berlin and Brandenburg.
LISD Senior Fellow: LEAP Global Partner
LISD bestows Senior Fellow status to Sherman Teichman, renowned US educator, academic activist and investigative research leader, founder of the Institute for Global Leadership (IGL) at Tufts University in Massachusetts. Mr. Teichman is LISD’s partner in charge of LEAP, the cutting edge LISD Embedded Practitioner and Action Program.
European Green Australia Summit 2017
Peter Droege opens and hosts our inaugural European Green Australia Summit at the Australian Embassy in Berlin, Germany, on 10 Nov 2017.
IRES Symposium, Berlin, 20 Nov 2017
Peter Droege opens IRES Symposium in Berlin, Germany.
European Solar Prize, Vienna, 18 Nov 2017
Peter Droege chairs European Solar Prize in Vienna, Austria.
German Solar Prize Symposium, Wuppertal, 14 Oct 2017
Peter Droege keynotes at the Symposium for the German Solar Prize in Wuppertal, Germany.
Protection and Restoration of the Environment Conference
Peter Droege joins the Scientific Committee of the Conference “Protection and Restoration of the Environment”. This well-known series of international conferences began in 1992. Since then they have been organized jointly by one American and one Greek University every two years. In 2018, the fourteenth Conference of the series, will take place in Thessaloniki, Greece, from July 3th to 6th, 2018.
Call for papers: http://pre14.civil.auth.gr
LISD co-hosts ‘A sustainable ecosystem’
LISD co-hosts ‘A sustainable ecosystem’ under the broad theme ‘FL Innovation’.
Time and place: 18. August 2017, 17:00, University of Liechtenstein. For registration requests please contact info @eurisd.org.
Participants come from from MIT’s Media Lab, the UN Technology Innovation Lab, Liechtenstein Institute for Strategic Development, the HUS Institute and the University of Liechtenstein.
Launch of new book: Regenerative Räume
Regenerative Räume enthält die Forschungsprojekte von zwanzig DoktorandInnen, über zwei Jahre im Rahmen der Dokonara erstellt, des Doktoratskollegs Nachhaltige Raumentwicklung der Universität Liechtenstein, Inssbruck, Kassel und der HafenCity Universität Hamburg – gestützt von ERASMUS+.
Publisher’s website of Regenerative Räume: https://www.oekom.de/nc/buecher/gesamtprogramm/buch/regenerative-raeume.html
Statement by Professor Droege on the G-20 Summit in Hamburg
Radiointerview zum G20 Treffen mit EUROSOLAR Präsident Prof. Peter Droege bei Radio Lora.
Launch of new book: Bodensee 2030
Peter Droege lanciert ein neues Buch, im kooperativen Rahmen seiner akademischen Arbeit an der Universität Liechtenstein: Bodensee 2030 wurde mit den Universitäten St. Gallen, Konstanz und der Zeppelin Universität als grosse Foresight-Studie erstellt, unterstützt von der Internationalen Bodensee-Hochschule
Download a PDF of Bodensee 2030 here
23rd Annual Conference EAERE
LISD Vaduz Peter Droege co-authors paper by University of Thessaloniki at “Energies”,the 23rd Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, 28 June – 1 July 2017
TUM SuperLux Symposium: Project Sunrise
Lighting uses 2% of global electricity generation, estimated to emit nearly 2.8 Gigatons of CO2, and costing some 4 billion USD each year. Prof. Peter Droege presents a strategy of deriving all of this worldwide by 2040 through the most powerful light source: the star we call Sun. Watch the presentation for Project Sunrise.
SuperLux International Light Symposium: Smart Light Art, Design and Architecture for Cities.
End the Gaza power siege
Professor Droege, EUROSOLAR President, calls for an end to the recent electricity cuts to occupied Gaza, endangering the lives of hundreds of thousands, and risking another major conflict – needlessly. We support an end to the blockade, travel prohibitions and power deprivation, and instead for opening a solar age in a regenerated Gaza strip.
An Existential Question of Terrestrial Habitability and Human Survivability: An Interview with Peter Droege
In this interview, Peter Droege provides an informed exhortation about the role of cities, about what he believes is the urgency and feasibility of attaining “100% Renewable Energy.”
—Sherman Teichman for EuropeNow
Keynote at VI Environmental Conference, University Of Barcelona
Keynote at the VI Environmental Conference, organized by the University of Barcelona, Miguel Torres, S.A. (winery) and Mr. Tomàs Molina (journalist and meteorologist).
Keynote at German Protestant Convention, Potsdam
Peter Droege keynotes on post-coal regional structural change at the German national Protestant convention Kirchentag in Potsdam, Germany.
LISD Vaduz anniversary
LISD Vaduz celebrates second anniversary with program of activities, 26-28 May 2017.
LISD Alpine Research Cluster
LISD announces the formation of an innovative cluster of three essential local and Alpine research programs: CESBA Alps, one of LISD’s exciting flagship projects for our region, has been joined newly by GREENCYCLE, an international program on nurturing a regional circular economy in Werdenberg-Liechtenstein, and IMEAS, a pan-alpine program of overcoming the barriers to a comprehensive regional energy transition, also focusing on our immediate Alpine Rhine Valley and the Liechtenstein region.
2nd IMEAS Meeting Vorarlberg
LISD Vaduz attends second IMEAS meeting and workshop, held in Vorarlberg, Austria, 5-6 April 2017.
12. eco.naturkongress 2017
Peter Droege keynotes at the eco.ch national Water Fortress Switzerland conference in Basel. Watch presentation: Wasser, Alpen, Wetter, Ski – die Zukunft des Schweizer Wintertourismus.
CA partner meeting Venice
LISD Vaduz attends CA partner meeting in Venice, 27-29 March 2017.
11th IRES Conference
Peter Droege opens and chairs the 11th International Renewable Energy Storage Conference (IRES) 13-15 March 2017 in Düsseldorf.
IRES Conference, 13-15 March 2018, Düsseldorf
Peter Droege opens 12th International Renewable Energy Storage Conference (IRES) and 7th Energy Storage Europe (ESE) in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Oceanian Science, Industry and Design
LISD Vaduz on Oceanian Science, Industry and Design tour, 1-20 January 2017.
LISD Vaduz attends GREENCYCLE project kick-off in Maribor, 23-24 January 2017.
Urban Energy Transition 2nd Edition
LISD to close first Call for Entries to the Second Edition of Urban Energy Transition, to be entitled ‘Urban Energy Transition – Handbook for Cities and Regions’
CA partner meeting Milan
LISD Vaduz attends CA technical partner meeting in Milan, 11-12 January 2017.
IRES 2017 Proceedings for Energy Procedia
Peter Droege is appointed Chief Editor of Energy Procedia’s 2017 edition for the International Renewable Energy Storage Conference IRES 2017 in Dusseldorf, Germany, 14-17 March 2017.
IBA Study House 5th Anniversary
Peter Droege speaks at the 5th Anniversary celebratory conference of the IBA-Study House in Brandenburg.
The Eco-Century Project Forum
Peter Droege speaks at the Eco-Century Project Forum in Geneva, held by Fondation Braillard.
IRES Symposium 2016 Opening
Peter Droege opens the 2016 International Renewable Energy Storage Symposium (IRES) in Berlin.
LISD Vaduz attends kick-off meeting of IMEAS Project in Munich, 29-30 November 2016.
Sustainable Infrastructure Workshop
Peter Droege speaks and leads workshop on sustainable infrastructure at the University of Zürich.
EURAC Research Chair
Peter Droege elected Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Committee of EURAC Research.
Smart Sustainable Cities Forum
Peter Droege keynotes at the Smart Sustainable Cities Forum in Liechtenstein, on 7 and 8 November 2016.
Peter Droege hält Keynote im Nürnberger Forum ‘Glänzende Aussichten – die Stadt der Zukunft’
Event “Zukunft statt Braunkohle”
Peter Droege speaks in Erkelenz, NRW, at anti-lignite event organised by BUND ‘Zukunft statt Braunkohle.’
IBK Sustainability Award
LISD assisted the Government of Liechtenstein in developing the topic and criteria for the 2017 Sustainability Award of the International Lake Constance Conference (IBK) and the Lake Constance Region: renewable energy and energy efficiency.