FOCUSING ON WIND ENERGY FROM A GOVERNANCE, POLICY AND BUSINESS POINT OF VIEW
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KICK START UNIVERSITY STUDENTS' GREEN CAREER WITH GREEN LEARNING PROGRAMS IN DENMARK
Renewable energy plays an important role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. In 2016, about 10% of total U.S. energy consumption was from renewable energy sources. The green energy sector represents a huge opportunity not only to save the climate but also as a future job creator.
Denmark is a frontrunner in wind energy – Approximately 44% of the electricity consumption is covered by on and off shore wind turbines, which is the highest level of wind implementation in the world. The Aim is to have to 50% in 2020 - consider that 10 years ago it was only 17%!
The Danish wind turbine industry's turnover in 2016 was 18 billion USD. incl. wind energy activities of Danish energy companies. This corresponds to a growth of 10.8% in 2015.
In Denmark renewable energy and especially wind energy has come a long way. Today renewable energy covers 44% of our energy consumption. During this program we will explore opportunities and obstacles on a journey that will lead Denmark towards being fossil fuel free by 2050.
Join us on a 10 days program that will take you to meet companies, academic institutions, governance institutions as well as an island that is already 100% carbon neutral.
The program advances the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for global sustainability.
DAY 1: MEET 'N' GREET
Transport from airport to accomodation. Get settled in. A brief orientation of the program and handling out (sustainable) maps of Copenhagen.
An introduction to the energy history of Denmark.
Free time to explore the city on your own.
3-hour bike tour around Copenhagen: Experience Copenhagen by bike like the copenhagers and get to know the city from a green point of view – inclusive some classical highlights by Green Bike Tours
Introduction to the political framework of wind energy by Danish Wind Association
A visit to the Danish Technical University – wind department: Experience a wind tunnel and large wind test facilities as well as an interesting lecture
Meeting with the Danish energy agency: How Danish energy consumption, energy production and greenhouse gas emissions will develop up to 2030 with existing adopted energy and climate policy initiatives
A visit to Tivoli, an amusement park which has an interesting sustainable profile (when open)
A meeting with a renewable energy company with a focus on business models within this field.
A 2-hour walking tour around Copenhagen with a focus on the good life by Green Bike Tours
See a Danish dorm and meet Danish students! We visit one of the Danish guides at Green bike tours. The international students will meet Danish students and learn about how the Danish students live, study etc. A unique opportunity!
3 DAYS AT SAMSØ - THE ENERGY ISLAND
Day 7, 8 and 9 will be spend at Samsø. You will go back early morning the 10th day or alternatively the 9th day in the evening.
Samsø is self-sufficient in renewable energy and will be fossil-free by 2030.
The students will have 3 days of interaction with our partner Samsø Energy Academy and the education will be a variety of workshops, lectures based on knowledge sharing, iPad education and out-and-see.
DAY 7: PAST
Introduction to 20 years of energy history
The creation of how to build community power
Energy tour around the island by bike to see installations and meet the local pioneers
See the Energy Academy – a house built on renewable energy solutions in 2007
DAY 8: PRESENT
Samsø 2.0: The vision of making Samsø independent from coal, oil, gas, and diesel by 2030, identifying sustainable transportation as the next major challenge. The Energy Academy uses public participation to identify local energy resources that can help Samsø achieve the goal of becoming a fossil-free island and has developed tools such as “open space” and “shared space” forums and the Pioneer Guide to facilitate this process.
What does the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals mean to us and how do we interpret them
DAY 9: FUTURE
Samsø 3.0: Samsø Energy Academy is working to bring their planning and design process to other pioneer communities working internationally on community energy initiatives in Japan, Australia, Europe and the United States. Through creating a global network of renewable energy innovation hubs, Samsø seeks to shift the conversation from the technical “how” to achieve a global renewable energy transition, to a community-focused mindset of “why.”
Focus on how to create 100 communities around the world for a bottom-up approach
What does it mean to work with the future
The good performance – all students will present their future energy scenarios (group work with iPads)
DAY 10: DEPARTURE
Next morning back to Copenhagen and directly to the airport.