Risø International Energy Conference 2011
At Risø National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, Technical University of Denmark, 10 – 12 May 2011
The world faces a major challenge as global CO2 emissions must be reduced dramatically, in
the long term even beyond zero, in order to limit climate change. At the same time however, it
is necessary to provide energy services to accommodate economic growth and, in particular,
to meet the growing needs of the developing countries and to ensure secure energy supplies.
Furthermore, the energy sector has to cope with the financial crisis which is having a significant
impact on almost all countries.
Therefore, significant changes to the global energy systems are necessary, which calls for
long-term planning. There is a pressing need to enhance the ongoing development of new and
sustainable energy technologies which can provide a key role for renewable energy resources
and lead to the phase-out of fossil fuels in the long term.
New, intelligent energy systems are necessary in order to accommodate fluctuating sustainable
energy resources to a much greater extent than is currently the case. In such an intelligent
energy system, a close link between end-use and supply must be established to create links
between low-energy housing, industry and the transport sector.
It will be necessary to utilise all sustainable energy technologies to meet future global
energy needs. No single technology will be able to solve the task. The combination of energy
technologies will vary from one region to another, depending on local conditions.
Fossil energy resources will, to a large extent, continue to be used in the coming decade, and for
this reason it is important that more efficient and climate-friendly fossil energy applications are
developed until renewables can assume a leading role in global energy supplies.
Risø International Energy Conference 2011 will enlighten and discuss these subjects with
the aim of identifying solutions which can fulfil the urgent global need to change energy
technologies in a sustainable direction and create the new intelligent energy systems that can
accommodate substantial amounts of fluctuating, sustainable energy.
- Future global energy development options, scenarios and policy issues
- Intelligent energy systems of the future, including the interaction between supply and end-use
- New and emerging technologies for the extended utilisation of sustainable energy
- Distributed energy production technologies such as fuel cells, hydrogen, bioenergy, wind, hydro, wave, solar and geothermal
- Centralised energy production technologies such as clean coal technologies, CCS and nuclear
- Renewable energy for the transport sector and its integration in the energy system.
The target group for the conference is researchers, the energy industry, policy-makers, energy
sector decision-makers, funding organisations as well as international organisations, e.g. the EU,
IEA and UN.
A number of outstanding speakers will be invited to address the conference in keynote
presentations, and the programme will comprise about 50 presentations selected on the basis
of this call for papers.