Energy Turnaround Climate Protection and Economic Development

Director:

Staff:

Andreas Wanke

Financial support:

Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety

Term:

Aug 18, 2003 — Apr 30, 2004

Contact Person:

PD Dr. Lutz Mez

Email:

Project description

During the conference the effects of an innovative energy policy on politics of economy and employment were discussed. The winners of such policies (industries of wind and solar energy, energy service providers, construction companies, successful business and communal actors in energy efficiency etc.) were very well represented. Also, effects such as the strengthening of the international competitiveness of certain branches, resulting from the German leading role, and strategies of other role model countries were pondered. An important goal of this conference, besides emphasising the economic dimension of the energy reversal, was to stress the importance of furthering the development of innovative politics of energy efficiency.