The Energy [R]evolution in Hungary: How to build a fully sustainable energy system?

Date: 
November 17, 2011 - 09:00 - 17:00
Building: 
Nador u. 9, Faculty Tower
Room: 
auditorium
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 Greenpeace Hungary

 The Center for Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Policy (3CSEP)

 and the Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy

at the Central European University

 

cordially invite you to

 

The Energy [R]evolution in Hungary: How to build a fully sustainable energy system?

 

The aim of the workshop is to show renewable energy sources are feasible as the basis for our economic activity, and can gradually phase out dirty and dangerous types of generation. A fully sustainable energy system can be realized in Hungary while also providing jobs and boosting economic growth. The workshop will center on the study:

The Advanced Energy [R]evolution, a Sustainable Energy Outlook for Hungary

Published by Greenpeace and the European Renewable Energy Council

Time: Thursday, November 17, 9:00–17:00

Place: CEU Közép-Európai Egyetem (Central European University), Auditorium

1051 Budapest, Nádor utca 9.

 Program

Attendance is free of charge; registration for the event is required. If you wish to participate, please register until November 15 by email: barbara.stoll@greenpeace.hu

 The Energy [R]Evolution

The climate change imperative demands nothing short of an Energy [R]evolution, a transformation that has already started as renewable energy markets continue to grow. In the first global edition of the Energy [R]evolution, published in January 2007, we projected a global installed renewable capacity of 156 GW by 2010. At the end of 2009, 158 GW has been installed. More needs to be done. At the core of this revolution will be a change in the way that energy is produced, distributed and consumed.

The five key principles behind this shift will be to:

• Implement renewable solutions, especially through decentralized energy systems

• Respect the natural limits of the environment

• Phase out dirty, unsustainable energy sources

• Create greater equity in the use of resources

• Decouple economic growth from the consumption of fossil fuels