The heart of the most important energy technology centre in the Nordic Countries – Vaasa – will be the venue for the international event Vaasa EnergyWeek, held from 19th to 22nd March 2012. The occasion combines three events from the energy industry that have already become something of a tradition. Concentrating the national Energy and Environment Seminar, the Vaasa Wind Exchange forum and the international Renewable Efficient Energy II conference all on the same week brings a synergy for both visitors and organisers of the Vaasa EnergyWeek.
19 March 2012, Energy and Environment Seminar
The national Energy and Environment Seminar kicks off this energetic week. Organised annually since 2005, the seminar this year will focus on the issues of energy efficiency from the environmental point of view and offer a fascinating opening for researchers, business representatives and political decision-makers. Traditionally, decision-makers both at national and EU level have held lectures at the seminar and this year is no exception. In addition to Anette Rothberg from the EU Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy, the seminar boasts speakers such as the Finnish Minister of the Environment, Ville Niinistö, and the Director-General of the Ministry of Employment and the Economy’s Energy Department, Esa Härmälä.
20 March 2012, Vaasa Wind Exchange
Last year, Vaasa Wind Exchange drummed up more than 50 exhibitors and over 600 visitors and its popularity seems to continue. The exhibitors in this networking event include companies operating within the wind power sector, as well as municipalities and authorities, which is sure to create exciting discussions about issues concerning zoning and licence practices, business opportunities and wind power construction.
From 21 to 22 March 2012, Renewable Efficient Energy II Conference (REE II)
This international conference will deal with issues such as the various alternatives for renewable energy, distributed energy production and energy self-sufficiency. The subjects will be examined from the point of view of a sustainable and more efficient energy supply than ever. The topics will be discussed by such eminent specialists as Dr Alagappan Narayanan from India (specialism: bioenergy and biofuels) and Dr László Dinya from Hungary (specialism: regional energy self-sufficiency).