WG - Environmental Technologies and Energy Efficiency

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Due to the European Commission's EUSDR Action Plan (Document SEC(2010) 1489, December 2010), WG Environmental Technology and Energy Efficiency processes the following actions:

"To modernise the Danube fleet in order to improve environmental and economic performance"

"To develop further Intelligent Traffic Systems by using environmental-freindly technologies, especially in urban regions"

"To establish a Danube Region network for innovative environmental technologies"
 

The State of Baden-Württemberg co-initiated and is one of the driving forces behind the Danube strategy. The EU Commission has assigned the task of coordinating priority area 8 "Supporting the competitiveness of enterprises, including cluster development" to the State of Baden-Württemberg and the Republic of Croatia. This function is being performed by the Ministry of Finance and Economics. In order to ensure that the whole range of issues is addressed adequately the work of PA 8 has been allocated to six working groups, each with its own tasks. The Ministry of the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector leads the working group on "Environmental technology and energy efficiency".

Ongoing Activities

1st meeting of the WG Environmental Technologies and Energy Efficiency on June, 10th/11st, 2013 in Ulm and Ravensburg, Germany

The first meeting, jointly organised by Baden-Württemberg's Ministry of the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector and the Umwelttechnik BW, was held on 10 and 11 June 2013 in Ulm and Ravensburg. The meeting was attended by members of the business community and political representatives from countries in the Danube Region. The thematic focus of the first meeting was energy efficiency and renewable energies. The related framework event presented outstanding and innovative best practice examples of work undertaken by local authorities and companies in the Ravensburg and Ulm region in the fields of energy management and energy efficiency.

The main themes addressed at future meetings of the working group may be chosen along the requirements of hosts and participants and could be expanded to issues like water, waste, land, etc.

The working group regards itself as an open group and new participants from Danube riparian states are always welcome to attend.

Downloads

Minutes
1st Meeting PA8 Working Group Environmental Technologies and Energy Efficiency.pdf
PA8 projects - Environmental Technology Network.pdf

2nd meeting of the WG Environmental Technologies and Energy Efficiency on March, 24th/25th, 2014 in Zagreb, Croatia

As part of the Priority Area 8 of the EUSDR – Competitiveness and Cluster Development –  the second meeting of the Working Group Environmental Technologies and Energy Efficiency was held from 24 to 25 March in Zagreb, Croatia. First time three Working Groups met parallel and were informed at the end of the day with a short summary of each Working Group Meeting.

Task of the Working Group Environmental Technologies and Energy Efficiency is to identify, showcase and support projects, as well as helping potential project partners in the field of environmental technology and energy efficiency. Therefore, the focus of the second session was on the presentation of different projects. 33 participants from six Danube countries (Croatia, Germany, Serbia, Hungary, Bulgaria and Romania ) participated. Rumjana Hilpert and Stefanie Dörre from Umwelttechnik BW informed about the Environmental Technology Network Danube Region (ETNDR) and gave a forecast on future plans. At the meeting, the leadership of the Working Group was officially handover from Tobias Eisele, Ministry of the Environment, Climate Protection and Energy Sector of Baden-Württemberg to Dr.-Ing Hannes Spieth, Umwelttechnik BW. For the future, the Working Group Environmental Technologies and Energy Efficiency will be integrated in the work of the Environmental Technology Network Danube Region (ETNDR). The next WG Meeting will take place on the second half of 2014. There is a suggestion to be held in Hungary, Budapest. For the topics there are proposals in the field of education, tender and funding. The next WG meeting should be focused on concrete Projects.

On the second day the Croatian Ministry for Entrepreneurship and Crafts had organized a field trip to Tehnix , an innovative and globally active companies in the waste and recycling industry.

Downloads
Minutes 

3rd meeting of the WG Environmental Technologies and Energy Efficiency on January, 28th/29th, 2015 in Stuttgart and Baden-Baden, Germany 

The 3rd Meeting of the Working Group Environmental Technology and Energy Efficiency was held on the 28 and 29 January 2015 as part of the PA 8 of the EUSDR in Stuttgart and Baden-Baden, Germany. The WG is designed as an open space group. The participation depends on the thematic scope of each WG meeting.

Tasks of the WG are to identify, present and support projects in the Danube Region in the field of Environmental Technologies and Energy Efficiency. The focus of the 3rd meeting was to present project examples, ideas and experiences in the area of water and waste management and to inform about the upcoming call of the INTERREG VB Danube Transnational Progamme. The included visiting program in Baden-Baden focused on best practice and solutions for SMEs and municipalities Green waste to biofuel: biomass Concept of Baden-Baden", presentation of the city of Baden-Baden.

Downloads
Minutes

4th Meeting of the WG Environmental Technologies & Energie Efficiency on October 29, 2015 in Ulm

On October 29, 2015 the 4th meeting of the Working Group Environmental Technologies & Energy Efficiency took place within the Annual Forum of the EUSDR in Ulm, Germany. In the meeting 30 participants from eight Danube countries attended, including Austria, Belgium, the Check Republic, Germany, Croatia, Hungary, Romania and Serbia.

PACs emphasized the importance of networking and cooperation for successful partnerships. The focus of the meeting was on decentralized solutions for wastewater treatment and energy efficiency. Therefore, four projects and best practices were presented. Furthermore, information about European funding opportunities was given.


Please contact the following persons at the Ministry of the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector Baden-Wuerttemberg for further information:

Tobias Eisele
Ministry of the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector Baden-Wuerttemberg
Phone: +49 711 126-2637
E-mail: tobias.eisele@um.bwl.de

Carmen Hawkins
Ministry of the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector Baden-Wuerttemberg
Phone: +49 711 126-2663
E-mail: carmen.hawkins@um.bwl.de


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