“Quo Vadis EEG – EEG 2042” – Presentation of an discussion paperby Watt_2.0?
Today the initiative Watt_2.0 is presenting its 10-point discussion paper as an alternative draft to the German government’samendment to the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG), which they reject as being anti-consumer and business. Watt_2.0 chair Ove Petersen described the amendment as a “fatal step backwards to centralised energy supply combined with more bureaucracy for consumers and businesses, and an attempt to knock out the solar industry, particularly in rural and economically underdeveloped regions.”
The initiative is presenting the draft of their EEG 2042, the essence of which makes reference to EEG 2012, but which is aimed to put a permanent cap on the solar power levy, simplify subsidisation and provide greater planning reliability. Instead of a complicated tiered system like in the current version of EEG 2012, the new draft suggests a universal start tariff, which should be 12 cents per kilowatt-hour for all units, regardless of their capacity. For investment in a unit still made in 2012, the remuneration is guaranteed for 30 years.
Participants: Ove Petersen (chair of Watt_2.0), Thomas Bultjer (SPD), Ingbert Liebing MdB (CDU), Dr. Christel Happach-Kasan MdB (FDP), Margarete von Oppen (lawyer with Kanzlei Geiser & von Oppen Rechtsanwälte), Tim Brockmann (chief executive of Handwerk SH)
Guided tour of the exhibition with Dr. Rumpf (CDU), minister of agriculture, the environment and rural areas
Dr. Rumpf’s tour of the exhibition started with a visit to the CDU stand before taking in various stands including those of the EWS, the environment ministry, GP Joule and the Danish Embassy.
As patron of the state-wide youth competition J.E.S! (Jugend.Energie.Spaß), Dr. Rumpf also spent a long time at the J.E.S! (Jugend.Energie.Spaß) stand; she is patron of this statewide youth and energy competition. Two of last year’s winning projects were shown at the stand: the energetic apple press“Cox und Co” from Mildstedt District School, and the “Schulwind” project from Kronshagen Grammar School.
FURGY “Denmark meets New Energy” – inspirational knowledge transfer
The organisers of the “Denmark meets New Energy” congress were clearly satisfied with the sold-out lecture rooms. The cross-border FURGY project and solar enterprise EWS hosted a German-Danish knowledge transfer with lectures on energy efficiency in buildings, photovoltaics, biomass, geothermal energy, and electric cars. Simultaneous translation meant that the lectures and workshops could be followed in both German and Danish. This bilingual event proved popular with numerous tradesmen and professionals, as well as private individuals.
Gorm Casper, FURGY project manager was very pleased with the lively, active exchange between the attendees, some of whom travelled from Denmark to Husum in specially chartered buses: “They all wanted to share their knowledge. There was no contact angst, just high quality dialogue all round.”
There was particularly great interest in the lecture on energy-efficiency for buildings, such as that given by Jörg Wortmann from the Kiel Science Centre, whose very lively and graphic talk dealt with examples of best practice, subsidy schemes and future prospects.
Guided tour of the exhibition withunder-secretary of state Dr. Tamara Zieschang (CDU)
Under-secretary of state Dr. Tamara Zieschang came to New Energy Husum this morning find out more about renewable energy, visiting her party colleagues at the CDU stand and also main industry players from the region.
At the GP Joule stand she was present at the symbolic handing over of a 20,000-euro donation to the German youth research project Jugend Forscht.
Every year the GP Sonnenstunden project gifts a sum of money to youth projects, whereby the sum donated depends on the kilowatt yield of the company’s solar park.
Preview: All the highlights of 17 March 2012 at a glance
Panel discussion “Grid expansion in Schleswig-Holstein in the wake of renewable energy”
From 10:30 to 12:00, Room 2 of the NordseeCongressCentrum is the venue for an exciting panel discussion on the subject of public acceptance of renewable energy. Grid expansion is becoming increasingly important as a result of the change in the government’s policy. The discussion will deal with objections to and acceptance of the planned grid expansion, examining and comparing all its facets. Speakers from the field of politics, business will be taking part in this lively discussion.
Participating in the panel discussion will be: Bärbel Höhn (chair of the parliamentary party of Bündnis‘90/Grüne in the Bundestag,), Friedrich Dethlefsen (IG proErdkabel) and Dr. Peter Ahmels (Deutsche Umwelthilfe).
“New Energy – New Work” job fair
All day long the auditorium of the NordseeCongressCentrum will be transformed into the “New Energy – New Work” job fair. The renewable energy sector is creating more jobs than ever before, and the search for qualified employees is growing in parallel. The job fair will also stage lectures to provide information about job prospects and career opportunities in the sector.
Over 120 job vacancies will be advertised to visitors at the “New Energy – New Work”. They can also be seen online at the major online job centre eejobs.de.
In the Application Check area visitors can pick up important tips for making successful applications, and learn how to present themselves properly.
Guided tour of the exhibition with Laurids Rudebeck, mayor of Tønder Kommune ?
The guided tour with Mr Rudebeck will take in all four exhibition halls from 12:30 to 14:00.
The tour will start in Hall 3 at the Watt & Wärme Energiekonzepte stand (Stand 3B14), and will take in numerous exhibition stands, such as Solarpark Rodenäs (Hall 3, 3B16), Uni Wind (Hall 2, 2C12), ending up at the Danish Stand in Hall 1 (1C03).
The Green Party’s annual tour of the exhibition
As every year, the Green Party will be having a guided tour on the Saturday of New Energy Husum. Accompanied by exhibition boss Peter Becker and German Wind Energy Association president Hermann Albers, the tour starts at 10:30 at the EWS stand (Halle 3, 3A01), and will include numerous exhibition stands, such as S.A.T (Hall 3, 3C16) and BeBa Energie (Hall 2, 2B05).
The exhibition tour ends at 12:00 in Hall 1 at the G.P. Joule stand (1A16).
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