October 06, 2017

10 years Climate and Energy Fund

On October 03, the Austrian Climate and Energy Fund celebrated its 10 year anniversary with 450 guests, friends and partners from industry, research, politics, media and the civil society. Ingmar Höbarth (Managing Director of the Climate and Energy Fund) and Theresia Vogel, the managing director of Climate and Energy Fund and Advisory Board Member of the MSc Renewable Energy Systems, welcomed the president of Austria Alexander Van der Bellen, Minister of Infrastructure Jörg Leichtfried and Sektionschef of the ministry of Environment Günter Liebel as their guests of honor.

In 10 years, over 110.000 projects were funded and since 2007 the Ministries of Environment and Infrastructure provided more than 1 billion euros for these projects. The Climate and Energy Fund Austria develops strategies and funding programs for the environment-friendly change of the energy and mobility sector. The goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Austria and to transform the Austrian energy sector. Part of the funded projects were for instance the bonus for purchasing e-cars, the Smart-Cities Initiative, the development of new energy technologies for the industry sector or climate and energy model regions.

The strategy of the Climate and Energy Fund is to show based on models, how a clean, affordable and safe energy future could look like in practice. The funded projects illustrate the importance of regions, cities and urban areas as testbeds for the long term strategy of the fund. In the energy model region “Vorzeigeregion Energie”, new developed energy technologies and energy relevant traffic technologies are tested on a broad scale in live operation. The focus lies on the central challenges on the energy transition: the integration of renewable energy sources and innovative technologies into the existing energy system.

This integration is also a key topic in the MSc Renewable Energy Systems. The participants receive practical insights in the implementation of energy projects not only through excursions to Austrian energy projects, but also through tailor-made country modules to selected European countries, where they visit successfully implemented projects and discuss challenges and potentials with energy experts.

For details on this program please visit newenergy.tuwien.ac.at

Next program start: November 02, 2017
Apply now to secure one of the last available places!

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