ACADEMIA SUPERIOR and the Fed­er­a­tion of Upper Aus­tri­an Indus­try host­ed an Ener­gy forum on June 26, 2012 at 7.30 p.m. at Raif­feisen­Fo­rum Linz.

Ener­gy pol­i­cy with all its soci­etal, eco­nom­ic, eco­log­i­cal and polit­i­cal chal­lenges — has a cen­tral role in Upper Aus­tria. The dis­tinct indus­try struc­ture, the high­est pro­por­tion of per cap­i­tal pro­duc­tion in com­par­i­son to oth­er regions of Aus­tria and the ener­gy inten­sive indus­try of Upper Aus­tria make it the region with the high­est per cap­i­tal ener­gy con­sump­tion in Austria.

Since ener­gy pol­i­cy is of cen­tral impor­tance for the future, ACADEMIA SUPERIOR and the Fed­er­a­tion of Upper Aus­tri­an Indus­tries dis­cussed the ques­tions of a reli­able, eco­nom­ic and envi­ron­men­tal­ly sus­tain­able ener­gy sup­ply and the avail­abil­i­ty of the respec­tive resources for life and econ­o­my in Upper Austria.

There­fore an expert-based processed for draft­ing ener­gy pol­i­cy per­spec­tives for Upper Aus­tria 2050 was stared in 2012. It was guid­ed by a high-rank­ing steer­ing com­mit­tee. A num­ber of renowned experts dis­cussed and worked on the fol­low­ing six fields:

  • sus­tain­able ener­gy system
  • ener­gy effi­cien­cy and poten­tials in main consumers
  • effec­tive ener­gy infra­struc­tures with inter­na­tion­al implications
  • econ­o­my and inno­va­tion in ener­gy and envi­ron­men­tal technology
  • ener­gy research
  • strong nation­al and Euro­pean net­works and partners

In April 2012 there was a reflec­tion work­shop with region­al and nation­al experts to dis­cuss the direc­tions and perspectives.

At the ener­gy forum on June 26, 2012 the draft of the ener­gy pol­i­cy per­spec­tives for Upper aus­tria 2050 were pre­sent­ed to the pub­lic. In the suc­ces­sive pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion until July 27 peo­ple were invit­ed to par­tic­i­pate in the dis­cus­sion about ener­gy pol­i­cy perspectives.

The final­iza­tion of the paper is planned for autumn 2012. A short­ened pre­lim­i­nary ver­sion can be down­loaded below.

Energy Forum on June 27, 2012

Words of Welcome

  • LAbg. Mag. Michael Strugl MBA, Obmann ACADEMIA SUPERIOR
  • DI Dr. Joachim Haindl-Grutsch, Geschäfts­führer IV Oberösterreich

Open­ing Talk

  • Lan­deshaupt­mann Dr. Josef Pühringer
  • Gen­eraldirek­tor Dr. Hein­rich Schaller, Raif­feisen­lan­des­bank OÖ
    Öster­re­ichs Energiepoli­tik im Lichte der europäis­chen Entwick­lun­gen: Chan­cen, Risken, Perspektiven
  • Sek­tion­schef DI Chris­t­ian Schön­bauer, Sek­tion IV/Energie und Berg­bau, BMWFJ
    Energiepoli­tis­che Per­spek­tiv­en Oberöster­re­ich 2050
  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. Friedrich Schnei­der, JKU, Mit­glied des wis­senschaftlichen Beirats von ACADEMIA SUPERIOR

Videostate­ments der Mit­glieder der Projektsteuergruppe

Dis­cus­sion with lead­ing experts

  • DI Dieter Drex­el, IV Öster­re­ich, stv. Leit­er des Bere­ich­es Industriepolitik
  • Dr. Andreas Geisler, FFG, Pro­gramm­leitung Nach­haltig Wirtschaften
  • Dr. Flo­ri­an Haslauer, A.T. Kearney
  • Dr. Josef Kinast, Siemens AG Öster­re­ich, Vor­stand der Nieder­las­sung Linz
  • Angela Köp­pl, WIFO
  • Prof. Mag. Her­bert Lech­n­er, Öster­re­ichis­che Energieagen­tur, stv. Geschäftsführer
  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ste­fan Schle­ich­er, Uni­ver­sität Graz