Can renewables drive reindustrialisation?

Target Audience: Journalists from Finland, the Netherlands, Scandinavia and the UK
04 Oct - 06 Oct 2015
Bremen, Hamburg, Lower Saxony
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How the energy transition is changing the economic landscape - the case of Northern Germany: The three-day media workshop in October 2015 will take stock of the potential of the energy transition for reindustrialisiation and its impact on regional economic development. The event programme is now online.

Is the resurgence of Northern Germany as an economic powerhouse a self-supporting trend - or will it end as soon as support schemes for renewables have run out?

  • During the workshop we will visit key projects of the industrial renaissance in Northern Germany, including factories and research labs.
  • In discussions with policy-makers, industry representatives and energy policy experts we will try to understand what is driving this process and how robust it is.
  • And we will look at how ordinary citizens are shaping the energiewende - as drivers of small-scale local investment or as rebels on the barricades, fighting onshore wind farms.

If you have any questions concerning the workshop please do not hesitate to contact us (see contact box at the right).

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