In 1997, Samsø Island won a government competition to become a model renewable energy community. Now 100% of its electricity comes from wind power and biomass. 75% of its heat comes from solar power and biomass energy. By 2030, the island is aiming to have no reliance on fossil fuels.
Søren Hermansen, Director of Samsø's Energy Academy, Gothenburg Prize winner and mastermind behind the transformation of Samsø will talk about how the people of Samsø transformed their Island within 10 years.
His presentation will be introduced by Mr Ole Neustrup, Deputy Head of Mission, Royal Danish Embassy and followed by panel discussion moderated by Professor Ken Baldwin, Director, ANU Energy Change Institute:
- Shane Rattenbury, MLA, ACT Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability
- Liz Veitch, Executive Director, Regional Development Australia ACT and Director, South East Region of Renewable Energy Excellence (SERREE)
- Lawrence McIntosh, Principal Executive Officer, SolarShare Canberra
THIS EVENT WILL BE FOLLOWED BY DRINKS AND LIGHT REFRESHMENTS. THIS EVENT IS HOSTED BY ANU ENERGY CHANGE INSTITUTE, SERREE AND THE ROYAL DANISH EMBASSY.