[Event Review] WBC-INCO.NET at the 2nd European Energy Conference in Maastricht
This biennial European Energy Conference series, launched in 2010, promotes, consolidates and communicates the vitally necessary synergy of scientific and technical competence with knowledge on environmental and social implications. The conference provided participants with a view and a vision on how the future of energy in Europe could look like. It was the forum to define the role of energy science and research in the transformation process towards the future sustainable European energy system. WBC-INCO.NET supported nominated researchers to participate at the event, present national reports on energy research to the audience and prepare an exhibition stand to showcase energy excellence in the region. Furthermore, a break-out session was organised to discuss research priorities of the region. WBC-INCO.NET co-organised also a session with the Enterprise Europe Network and the NCP network about the participation in EU programmes.
- Posted on: 23.04.2012
The second European Energy Conference took place at a time for strategic decisions. Energy is vital to our society and economy. The future European energy system has to be sustainable in terms of environmental and climate impact and also in terms of supply, industrial viability and societal acceptance. A resolution of this dilemma is imperative. Changes will, by necessity, happen on many different time scales from ongoing actions, to beyond 100 years. The challenges encompass many levels of complexity, from natural science research and engineering to social sciences, systems solution and actions and agreements at the global political level. This question of global future energy supply has to be addressed with objectivity and competence, without ideological bias. The European scientific community has the potential to optimise the necessary interdisciplinary cooperation and communication in energy research, development and the support to industrial innovation.
WBC-INCO.NET also participated in the exhibition - presenting research and innovation from the region and the background reports on Energy research prepared in WP2. The reports are available below. The exhibition was supported in the frame of WP5.
VIDEOS at the UNU-Maastricht's channel: WBC-INCO.NET at E2C Maastricht
Link to the event website: http://energy-conference.eu
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