Welcome to the webpage of the workshop and conference of Renewable Energy systems, organised by Wuppertal Institute, MTA KRTK RKK, MTA PAB.


The Wuppertal Institute and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences organised the “Perspectives of Renewable Energy in the Danube Region” Conference, which was held in 26-27 March 2015 in Pécs Hungary. The conference was aimed at exploring the potential of Renewable Energy Sources in the Danube Region (towards the transition into the post-carbon and post-nuclear era).

The energy production in the Danube region is predominantly based on fossil and nuclear energy sources contributing to climate change and endangering the ecosystem and lowering the quality of life. While in the last decade the share of renewable energy sources (RES) has grown steadily in final energy consumption, the national energy strategies in the Danube region are still mainly based on fossil and nuclear sources. The international financial crisis and the prolonged recession have pushed the issues of environmental protection and sustainable energy production in the region into the background. The existing RES technologies and plants are in some cases only pilot or small scale projects and they can not spread to their full extent due to political, legal, administrative, economic and technical barriers.

Although a lot of studies try to quantify the Renewable Energy Source (RES) potential in the EU and worldwide, the methodology of assessment varies from country to country, from author to author and from time to time. This makes impossible to compare the results because of the diverting assumptions, time horizons and methodology (NREL 2012). Moreover, any informed decision on energy policy should consider the interlinks of energy supply and consumption to ecological, economic and social dimensions. Thus, the goal of the conference is to advance in the sound assessment of RES potentials in the Danube Region as well as in understanding the ecological, economic and societal aspects related with the deployment of those potentials. In this way the conference will also contribute to identify existing gaps (e.g. data availability, assessments, etc.) and the need for further research.


Important deadlines:
- Deadline for Abstract Submission: 30 November 2014
- Notification of Acceptance abstract/presentation: 15 December 2014
- Deadline for Submission of Conference Papers: 1 March 2015 (details in the acceptance letter)
- Registration for the conference for audience: 15th of March, 2015
- Conference: 26-27 March 2015
- Notification of Acceptance and feedback on reviewed papers: 17 April 2015
- Submission of improved, final papers: 10 May 2015
- Launching the online version of the peer-reviewed book: 05 June 2015