15. Juni 2022
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In addition to the climate crisis, the current global political situation brings the issue of sovereign and sustainable energy supply in Austria and the European Union even more into focus.
Although Austria is already well-positioned in the field of renewable electricity supply through hydropower, a large part of primary energy (for heating, mobility & industry) is still obtained from fossil sources. For the desired rapid decarbonization and possible energy sovereignty, we still must overcome some major hurdles. For example, the expansion target for an additional 27 TWh of electricity in the Renewable Energy Exchange Act (EAG) is already a big step, but it does not yet cover all areas and by no means covers (consciously) the entire primary energy demand.
In particular decarbonization of energy-intensive industries is not yet taken into account. In fact, it is still in discussion to what extent electricity and green gases in particular hydrogen will be needed to decarbonize the industry sector, which represents 34% of greenhouse gases in Austria.
Two Key Notes & Panel discussion: How do we implement the energy transition i
Two Key Notes by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Nebojsa Nakicenovic and Univ.-Prof. Dr. Reinhard Haas.
Panel discussion: How do we implement the energy transition in practice with DI Theresia Vogel (Managing Director Klima- und Energiefonds), Mag. Judith Neyer (Director Strategic Energy Policy, Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology), DI Markus Mitteregger, MBA (CEO RAG Austria AG), DI Dr. Hildegard Aichberger (Member of the Board, oekostrom AG), Peter Eiler (Head of Hydrogen Center, VERBUND Energy4Business GmbH). Moderation: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Karl Steininger