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.
Indian renewable energy innnovation 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.
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.