Ten Years After Fukushima – Renewables are Ready to Deliver a Renewable World 

#WWEAwebinar on Wednesday, 10 March 2021 | 13:00-14:30 h Central European Time 

In collaboration with Energy Watch Group, Global100RE Platform, Global 100RE Strategy Group, International Geothermal Association, World Bioenergy Association 

This months marks the tenth anniversary of the nuclear accident near Fukushima. This anniversary reminds us of the importance of converting the world’s energy supply entirely to renewable energy. Renewables are not only available in abundance, but they are affordable and accessible for all human beings on our planet, without major negative environmental impacts but with great socio-economic benefits.    Accordingly, under the title of Ten Years After Fukushima – Renewables are Ready to Deliver a Renewable World, the webinar will focus on the trends and opportunities for how wind, solar, bioenergy, geothermal and hydropower technologies can work together to create a post-pandemic renewable world. Tetsunari Iida from ISEP Japan will highlight the progress Japan has made in deploying renewable energy. How to upscale renewable energy and achieve 100% renewables globally will be presented by another leading expert, Mr Hans-Josef Fell. Speakers representing wind power and other renewable technologies will present how renewables working together can support scaling up climate action and accelerating access to clean, safe, reliable, and affordable energy for all.

Speakers will include: 
Dr. Tetsunari Iida, ISEP Japan
Hans-Josef Fell, Energy Watch Group/Global100RE Strategy Group
Dr. Marit Brommer, International Geothermal Association IGA
Christian Rakos, World Bioenergy Association WBA
Hon. Peter Rae AO, World Wind Energy Association/REN Alliance 
Stefan Gsänger, World Wind Energy Association 

Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvdu2trj4tHtH8ugpFvr5pMzmbB9cqkuct 

Ever since the World Geothermal Congress 2020 was postponed last spring, the WGC Organising Committee has been working hard planning a congress in May 2021. However, it has become clear that May this year is not possible either.

In light of this, the Organising Committee has adapted WGC to the new situation we are all facing, while still guaranteeing that WGC 2020 will be an outstanding world class event, where Iceland’s knowledge and experience in harnessing geothermal will be at the forefront.

The outcome is World Geothermal Congress 2020+1, a series of monthly virtual events, where over 2,000 papers will be presented, giving the audience to interact with their respective authors and presenters. The highlight of WGC 2020+1 will be a three-day on-site/ hybrid conference in Harpa Conference Centre in Reykjavik, Iceland on 24-27 October 2021, this highlight event will be streamed on-line giving all those of our community that cannot still travel a chance to join the action.

What was planned as a geothermal week in Reykjavik in 2020 will in effect become a geothermal semester, stretching from the virtual opening on March 30 towards the end of October 2021.

The on-site in person event in Reykjavik will be the high point of WGC 2020+1. Turning a spotlight to all the highlights, industry leaders will convene in Harpa Conference Centre to discuss the most outstanding papers, the biggest challenges facing geothermal today and of course, how geothermal can improve its competitiveness and relevance, all the while contributing towards a sustainable and carbon neutral future of energy.

We would like to thank all those registered and especially the sponsors & exhibitors for keeping their commitments with us throughout these uncertain past months. Without them there would have been no WGC 2020+1.

It has been a long and hard journey but we cannot wait to welcome you, on-line and on-site!

More information here.

You can now download the Summary Report for the Global Renewable Energy Forum (GREF) 2020. It includes such topics as accelerating renewable energy action and the future of green hydrogen.

GREF 2020 was organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, Bonn Office in cooperation with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), and the UN Climate Change Secretariat (UNFCCC) as an online conference on September 24, 2020. (Read report)

BGS, BEIS and IEA Geothermal are running an online Mine Water Geothermal Energy Symposium on the 10th and 11th March for two half days.

Preliminary Programme is available onilne and registration is free of charge. Find out more here.

CY Cergy Paris University (CYU, France) and the University of Neuchâtel (UniNE, Switzerland) are co-organising the 12th edition of the European Geothermal PhD Days (EGPD), which will take place virtually on 15-16th February 2021.

The theme is “Geothermics in a critically stressed crust”.

The following sessions will take place:
        – Session 1: Reservoir geomechanics and reservoir management.
        – Session 2: Earthquake mechanics.
        – Session 3: Faults characteristics and properties.
        – Session 4: Modelling of geothermal processes.

The deadline for abstracts submission is 30th November 2020 and the deadline for registration is 31st December 2020.

All necessary information is available on the website here.

The ExpoVirtual is the first digital trade fair for German and Latin American providers of energy and environmental technologies. The fair and the conference program address German manufacturers, suppliers, wholesalers and service providers with a focus on energy generation from renewable energies, energy efficiency solutions for buildings and industry, sector coupling and environmental technologies who want to pursue business activities in Latin American countries. Latin American companies that would like to expand their activities in neighbouring countries and seek cooperation with German companies are also addressed.

The digital trade fair starts on December 1st, 2020. Join the event for free and register now to plan your participation ahead of time: Join Now! 

Join DESTRESS for its final public conference on 24 and 25 November 2020.

The event is public, free of charge and designed for any representatives from science and industry, banks and insurance, any actors running, supporting or investing in geothermal projects. The aim is to discuss the results and findings resulted from an intense collaboration within the geothermal energy between science and industry and to embed them in other geothermal research and development projects from Finland, England, the United States and New Zealand.

The final public DESTRESS conference addresses the following areas of interest:

  • risk assessments and business cases
  • soft stimulation treatments (hydraulic, chemical and thermal)
  • public acceptance of geothermal projects
  • demonstrated workflows

More information here.

Welcome to the Arctic Meeting Room!

In the Arctic Cooperation Webinars Series, a team of selected experts, academics and professionals will tackle a hot Arctic topic, setting up a discussion on current trends, developments and solutions to the related challenges. If you want to learn more about Arctic topics and participate in the discussion, take a seat at the Arctic Meeting Room table!

The upcoming webinar on “Regional Development and Food Security in the Arctic: The Role of Geothermal Energy” will take place on October 20th from 16:00 to 18:00 GMT. It will draw on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the Icelandic Arctic Council Chairmanship (2019-2021) theme on Climate and Green Energy Solutions, and Iceland‘s Climate Action Plan for 2018 – 2030. The webinar will bring together experts and stakeholders to discuss the role of geothermal energy in municipal and regional development, and its application for food production. Local food production can both stimulate regional economic and societal growth, and enhance the security of its inhabitants.

Register now for this exciting event on here.

The Government of the Republic of Kenya will be hosting the Eighth African Rift Geothermal (ARGeo-C8) Virtual Conference in partnership with UNEP, GDC, KenGen, GAK, AUC and IGA-ARB. The ARGeo-C8 VIRTUAL conference will be facilitated by UNEP, in Nairobi, and will run from 2nd to 6th November 2020 as originally planned with the exception of the Field Trips. The Conference thus consists of:

  • 2-3 November 2020: The Short Courses.
  • 3 November 2020: Kenya Investment Forum
  • 4-6 November 2020: The Main Conference

The theme of ARGeo-C8 Virtual conference is: “Seizing the Moment: Investing in Geothermal Resources for Sustainable Development”. The main objective of this virtual conference is to promote regional cooperation, create an information exchange platform on exploration, development, investment and utilization of the geothermal resources in the region and elsewhere in the world. This virtual international conference will bring together policy makers, technical experts as well as developers and financiers of international and regional delegates.

Find more information: https://theargeo.org/C8/index.html.

Join 12 500+ experts at GreenTech Amsterdam on 20-22 October 2020.

If you are a professional in the horticulture industry the GreenTech Live & Online is the place to be. During this live event you will discover answers to all essential questions on technology and innovation in horticulture. A variety of free online knowledge sessions will be dedicated to cultivation of vegetables, fruit, flowers, and medicinal cannabis. The latest innovations, research projects, and trends and developments related to indoor horticulture will be presented virtually.

The knowledge programme will be aired from a live studio, and offers you three theatres to update your knowledge. The programme will be held for time zones from all over the world.

Register and find out more here: www.greentech.nl/amsterdam/registration/.