Programme



Conference leaflet – the event at a glance


50 INTERACTIVE SESSIONS
to question, debate and learn from peers

2 INSPIRING TALKS
to think big

1 PLENARY DEBATE
focusing on The Energiewende: export hit or slow seller?

KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER FROM STUTTGART
Storytelling by Lord Mayor Fritz Kuhn and on-site energy tours

A MAYORS SESSION
to build a stronger, more local Energy Union
 


Facilitation: Eddy ADAMS
Translation into German, English, French in plenary room




Wednesday 26th April 2017

9.00-14.30

Side events

15.00-18.00

Breakout session: Stuttgart Energy Tours

  • Visit 1, Buildings: Renovated Energy Plus School. Read more
  • Visit 2, Urbanism: Stuttgart 21 Urban development around the new railways station. Read more
  • Visit 3, Alfred Kiess GmbH, a highly energy-efficient modern carpentry for interior work. Read more

19.00

Cocktail reception, offered by Landeshauptstadt Stuttgart

Peter Pätzold, Deputy Mayor Urbanism and Energy, Stadt Stuttgart

Venue: Kunstmuseum, including a guided visit of the permanent exhibition (in English, German and French)




Thursday 27th April 2017

8.15-9.00 

Registration and coffee

9.00-9.15

Conference introduction and preview

9.15-9.35 

Opening

Fritz Kuhn, Mayor, Stadt Stuttgart
Prof. Dr. Eckart Würzner, Mayor, Stadt Heidelberg, President of Energy Cities
Dr. Andre Baumann, State Secretary of the Ministry of the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector Baden-Württemberg

9.35-10.15

Storytelling Stuttgart: A 2050 master plan and the driving forces behind

Fritz Kuhn, Mayor, Stadt Stuttgart

10.15-11.15

 

 

What’s new in Europe? - Insights and foresights

This session is taking stock of the main trends in energy policies, players, markets, and regulations observed since last year. What has changed and what are the possible impacts in the future on the energy landscape?

Facilitation: Claire Roumet, Executive Director, Energy Cities

Antonella Battagnili, Chief Executive officer, Renewable Grids Initiative
Ismaël Daoud, General Secretary, Energiris
David Holyoake, EU Policy Officer, Bankwatch Network

11.15-11.45

Coffee break

11.45-13.00

Interactive sessions around 3D energy policies (round A)

Take the 3D "“Divest”, “Democratise” and “Devolve”, 40 experts who deal with them in their everyday work at the local level and mix them with even more energy transitioners who are keen to learn about it…the result?

Lively group discussions in a roundtable setting and lots of new ideas on innovative energy policies!

13.00-14.00

Lunch

14.00-14.45

Inspiring talk

A new society through energy policy: how much people power is possible?

Worldwide, we observe a shift from fossil and fissile energy sources to renewable, widespread locally available energy. Energy policies can encourage or hinder this (r)evolution. They can either help seize or leave this amazing opportunity for local prosperity and renewed solidarity between territories, between people. What can we expect for the near future? What influence can social movements have as new actors in energy policy? Where will we be in 2050?

Harald Welzer, social psychologist and Director of Futurzwei Foundation

14.45-16.15

Mayors’ session

Facilitation by Prof. Dr. Eckart Würzner, Mayor, Stadt Heidelberg, President of Energy Cities

14.45-16.15

Co-designing 2050 with citizens

Getting the community involved in energy transition is one of the main challenges of today’s public policies. But even though citizens are entitled to play a part in the policies that affect them, how can a constructive dialogue with civil society be built and how can governance that pays attention to citizen expertise be sustainably implemented?
Inspired by Nantes Métropole’s Great Debate on Energy Transition (Grand Débat sur la Transition Energétique) and based on your own experience, this session will be a unique moment for exchanging views on these questions and identifying levers and ideas that could be experimented in your home organisation.

Facilitation: Eddy Adams

16.15-16.45

Coffee break

16.45-18.30

Energy Cities’ Annual General Assembly

Open to members – other cities are welcome as observers

20.00

Gala dinner organised by Stadt Stuttgart

Venue: Hospitalhof




Friday 28th April 2017

From 8.30

Welcome to participants and coffee

9.00-9.10

Wake up welcome

9.10-10.00

Inspiring talk

"What future for the ecological transition in an accelerating world?"

How can short-term actions and long-term visions be connected to accelerate ecological transition? Our societies are going both forward and backwards.
Yet a cultural paradigm shift is underway. How can it be defined and how can it become a lever for liberation?

Carine Dartiguepeyrou, Prospectivist

10.00-10.40

Interactive sessions around 3D energy policies (round B)

Take the 3D “Divest”, “Democratise” and “Devolve”, 40 experts who deal with them in their everyday work at the local level and mix them with even more energy transitioners who are keen to learn about it…the result?

Lively group discussions in a roundtable setting and lots of new ideas on innovative energy policies!

10.40-11.10

Coffee break

11.10-12.40

Energiewende, European export hit or slow seller?

The German Energiewende is a radical shift and marks a clear direction towards an energy future without fossil and fissile sources. This bold political decision has drawn a lot of international attention mixing both, admiration and scepticism. Where does the implementation of the energy transition stand today? Is the political will unbowed and the community energy still a pillar of the transition? What hurdles do slow the process? And what opportunities or challenges does the German energy strategy bring to the European neighbours?

The German Energiewende - achievements and challenges

Rainer Baake - State Secretary, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

Claude Turmes, MEP, European Parliament (tbc)
Rebecca Bertram, Policy Advisor "European Energy Transition", Heinrich-Böll Foundation
Craig Morris, Senior Fellow, Institut for Advanced Sustainability Studies
Prof. Dr. Eckart Würzner, Mayor, Stadt Heidelberg

12.40-12.45

Conference roundup President of Energy Cities

12.45-13.00

Outlook to the conference 2018

Save the date: Rennes (France), 18-20 April 2018

13.00

Lunch buffet



 

[#SideEvents]Side events on Wednesday 26th April 2017

9.00-14.40

Covenant of Mayors going national: collaboration perspectives - Agenda

12.00-14.30

Smart Cities&Communities: Smarter Together Club of Cities meeting

12.00-14.30

PUBLENEF: A European energy system in 3D? Rethinking the EU’s energy and climate policies through the lenses of democratization, decentralization and divestment - Agenda