This year again, the World Sustainable Energy Days 2018 will take place in Wels, Austria. From 28 February to 2 March Upper Austria will be the capital of energy efficiency, biomass and smart building. As a longstanding partner to the WSED, AER is proud to invite its members to attend one of Europe’s largest annual conference on Energy!
What’s in for regions?
Experts from all over Europe will come to Upper Austria to share good practice and experience on policies, technology innovation and market development for clean energy. Exchanges with delegates from the public as well as the private sector and the research community are bound to be fruitful.
Energy efficiency and renewable energy are key to boost the economic competitiveness of Europe, its regions and businesses. The conference will discuss how clean energy can foster economic competitiveness. Another key theme of the programme will be how to make the clean energy transition work for businesses, the planet and people.
The programme features interactive events, workshops, technical site visits and a tradeshow.
Call for contributions: Young Researchers
The World Sustainable Energy Days are organising a Young Energy Researchers Conference and Young Energy Researchers Award. Dedicated to the next generation of professionals and experts, two conference tracks present the work and achievements of young researchers in the fields of biomass and energy efficiency. As a region, you want to make sure young researchers in your region get visibility and recognition. This is their opportunity to shine!
- Call for papers – deadline: 10 October 2017
Young researchers (born after 1982) are invited to submit contributions by 10 October 2017 at www.wsed.at/call. Submissions are welcome from all scientific fields. A high-level scientific committee selects papers for oral and poster presentation. Visit our website for detailed information.
- Awards “Best Young Energy Efficiency Researcher ” and “Best Young Biomass Researcher”
The best contributions will be honoured with the awards “Best Young Biomass Researcher” and “Best Young Energy Efficiency Researcher”. The researchers will each receive 1,000 Euro as prize money. The winners will be selected from the oral presenters.
The organiser covers the costs of accommodation, meals, participation and local transport for up to 60 selected young researchers. Further information: www.young-researchers.eu
AER political delegation
On the occasion of the AER Committees plenary meetings in London, members highlighted their interest in participating to the World Sustainable Energy Days in a meaningful way. The participation of an AER delegation to this event was therefore included in the Committee 1 Work Programme. In the context of the current colaboration with the WSED organisers AER is very happy to announce that 4 politicians from across Europe will be able to attend the World Sustainable Energy days for free on behalf of AER. This delegation will have an active representation role and is expected to participate in meetings on the spot too. Regional politicians who would like to be AER ambassadors at the WSED 2018, should contact AER Coordinator for Policy and Knowledge Transfer Johanna Pacevicius
Here you can read about Upper Austria’s achievements in the energy transition.