Urban energy management

We met with the head of the environment office of the city of Dresden, Dr. Korndörfer, and his colleague Mr. Pielenz to learn about and discuss the city’s approach to energy management. In the light of an ambitious commitment to reduce greenhouse gases, the integrated approach spans transportation, supply of heat and cold as well as electricity. In the coming years a seasonal thermal storage facility will be added to mix.

Farewell to energy experts

On Wednesday November 2nd the 69th UNEP/UNESCO/BMUB International Short Course on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SC69) concluded in festive manner and 21 experts from 18 countries were looking back at four weeks with CIPSEM, but also ahead towards their challenges back home. Good luck SC69 – and all the best!

photos by Tamara Karp

Call for applications open!

We are glad to announce a new set of courses for the 2016/17 period:

  • 31 August – 23 September, 2016
    68th UNEP/UNESCO/BMUB International Short Course on Integrated Water Resource Management and Health (SC68)
  • 5 October – 2 November, 2016
    69th UNEP/UNESCO/BMUB International Short Course on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SC69)
  • 17 November – 13 December, 2016
    70th UNEP/UNESCO/BMUB International Short Course on Sustainable Cities (SC70)
  • 10 January – 11 July, 2017
    40th UNEP/UNESCO/BMUB International Postgraduate Course on Environmental Management for Developing and Emerging Countries (EM40)

In support of the sustainable development goals, our courses are designed to prepare the participants for their tasks of environment-related planning, coordination and management within ministries, agencies and local governments as well as NGOs of their home countries. Participants are expected to have several years of course relevant professional experience and to be nominated by their institution in a developing or emerging country.

Interested? Then please have a look on our course website and the application FAQ.

Application deadline is on June 09, 2016.

Flyer: UNEP-UNESCO-BMUB__Course_Programme_2016-17

CIPSEM_Application-Page
https://apply-unep-unesco-bmub-courses.de

Exploring heat and electricity generation from scrap wood

Today, after an introductory lecture on thermal treatment of waste, we went to see some practical applications. One group visited a coupled heat and power plant operated by STEAG New Energies. It is fuelled completely by chips of scrap wood supplied mainly by local waste management companies and is thus compensated under the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG). We were given a very clear explanation of the technical and logistical set-up and a huge number of questions were patiently answered.