RENEWABLE ENERGY
FOCUSING ON WIND ENERGY FROM A GOVERNANCE, POLICY AND BUSINESS POINT OF VIEW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
                                                      SUMMER BREAK, 2020 - 11th May to 20th May 2020

                                                                                

                 

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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.

See full progam below.

WHY DENMARK?

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.

WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • 4 lectures from industry leaders, experts and wind department faculty

  • 3 days of intensive and highly motivating work-shops with the leading Samsø energy academy - include working on the following UN’s sdg’s: 7, 11, 13 and 15

  • Exclusive access and private tours to world leading facilities

  • Access and networking opportunities to industry professionals at renewable energy companies

  • Tours in Copenhagen, to North Zealand and around the wonderful island of Samsø

  • Nordic Culture

  • All breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners with local cuisine

  • All accommodation throughout the program

  • All in-country transportation

  • All excursions

BOOKING

2 months before scheduled program – the size of the group is 15 - 30 people

PAYMENT

2 months before scheduled program

PROGRAM FEES

3430 USD per person

FULL PROGRAM

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.

 

Joint dinner

DAY 2:

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

DAY 3:

2 hour boat ride to see the wind farm Middelgrunden just outside Copenhagen with an expert

 

Visit to a newly inaugurated waste-to-energy plant, Amager Bakke, with a ski slope…

DAY 4:

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)

DAY 5:

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!

DAY 6: CULTURAL DAY

Visit to Kronborg – the castle of Hamlet in Helsingør and Søfartsmuseet (the naval museum)

 

Visit to Louisiana – museum of contemporary art.

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.

 

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