participated in the poster exhibition of the World Sustainable Energy
Days 2005 on March 2-4, 2005.
Vision 2050 Proved to be Realistic
By Emil Bedi, INFORSE-Europe Coordinator, FAE Slovakia
The posters focused on our activities, among others the Vision 2050, and
the online and the school education. We distributed the INFORSE-Europe
brochures and the most recent issues of the Sustainable Energy News,
copies of which were taken eagerly by many attendees.
The event was organised by the Upper Austrian Energy Savings Agency. It
offered a unique combination of features, such as the European Pellets
Conference, followed by the seminars on Innovative Public and Commercial
Buildings, Energy Sustainable Communities, poster presentation and
a large Energy Saving Exhibition.
Sustainable Energy Days are held every year. The Austrian city of Wels
has become probably the most important meeting place of experts on
renewable energy technologies in Central Europe.
At the poster exhibition, INFORSE’s “
Vision 2050” generated big interest.
It should be stressed that we were the strongest environmental grass-root
NGO network organization presented here.
Our vision of a fossil-free energy future seems to be really convincing
at events like this. Upper Austria covers 30 % of its primary energy
from renewables, with more than half of it coming from biomass and solar
(achieved in less than the decade).
Thus, more than 600 participants of the conference had the opportunity
to confront our vision with the reality and ambitious plans of this Austrian
region with its 1,5 million inhabitants. According to governmental plans
the doubling of share of the biomass and solar energy in the next 10
years will lead to almost 50 % coverage of primary energy by the renewables
Growth like this means that our target year for fossil-free energy future
is more than realistic even for highly developed European regions.
See more on the Vision 2050 here.
Photos shows the INFORSE-Europe poster exhibition, which generated big
World Sustainable Energy Days 2005 web site