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Programme 2019 (preliminary)

”Social Acceptance of Energy Solutions in a Polarized World"

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Venue: University of St.Gallen, Müller-Friedbergstr. 6/8, 9000 St.Gallen

Pre-Conference Workshops

Afternoon  1-3 Pre-Conference Workshops

under discussion - coming up soon

18:30   Apéro & Gala Dinner


100% Renewable Energy: Soluntion & Challenges

  • Prof. Mark Z. Jacobson, Prof. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Director Atmosphere/Energy Program, Stanford University, USA

hosted by Prof. James W. Davis, PhD., Dean School of Economics and Poltical Science & member of Center for Energy Innovation, Governance and Investment (EGI-HSG), University of St.Gallen

Venue: Restaurant ‘Lagerhaus’, Davidstr. 42, St.Gallen

Friday, May 24, 2019

Venue: Olma Messen St.Gallen

08:30   Registration and Coffee

09:00   Social Acceptance of Energy Solutions in a Polarized World? Introduction to the Conference Theme

  • Prof. Dr. Rolf Wüstenhagen, Chair for Management of Renewable Energies, University of St.Gallen

09:20   Panel Discussion I.
Polarization and Social Acceptance: the Role of Social Networks and Social Media

  • Prof. Andrew J. Hoffman, University of Michigan, USA
  • Marina Weisband, Dipl.-Psych., Politician, Artist, DE
  • N.N.

Moderator: Fiona Harvey, The Guardian (UK)

10:20  Networking Coffee

10:50  Keynote I.
How Costa Rica turns into a Decarbonization Lab

  • Dr. Mónica Araya, Advocate, Adviser & Communicator, Costa Rica

11:10 Platinum Partner

  • content under discussion

11.25 Keynote II.
Electric Transport in Norway and Beyond – what others can learn

  • Christina Bu, General Secretary Norsk Elbilforening, NO (tbc)

11:45 9th Consumer Barometer of Renewable Energy: The Customer Perspective

  • Julia Cousse, University of St. Gallen followed by Q&A
  • in cooperation with Raiffeisen Schweiz &  EnergieSchweiz

12:15   Networking Lunch

13:45 - 15:45   WORKSHOPS 1 - 5 (working titles)

Workshop 1 - B2B & B2G prosumer business models and digitalization

  • Prof. Dr. Moritz Loock, University of St.Gallen (workshop leader)

Workshop 2 Community Energy

  • Alexander Stauch & Pascal Vuichard, University of St.Gallen

Workshop 3 - Customer Acceptance of E-mobility

  • Dr. Karoline Gamma & Jana Plananska, University of St.Gallen

Workshop 4 - Local acceptance of wind energy and the role of rumors and emotions

  •  Nathalie Dällenbach, Nina Schneider & Julia Cousse, University of St.Gallen

Workshop 5 - E-mobility and Grid Integration

  • Dr. Merla Kubli, University of St.Gallen & ZHAW

15:45 Coffee break

16:00  Panel Discussion II.
Where does the Transformation of Energy Systems lead us? Imagining the World 10 Years from Now

Moderator: Fiona Harvey, The Guardian, UK


  • Prof. Dr. Rolf Wüstenhagen, Chair for Management of Renewable Energies, University of St.Gallen

17:00   Apéro Riche

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