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The times and timing of community energy. The story of Vienna

The Times and Timing of Community Energy
Monday, October 9, 2023, 5:40 pm – 6:40 pm

EPRG comes back at CEU with an invitation to take another kind of trip through Vienna and to explore the community energy initiatives that take shape as we speak. Our guides are Konstantin Geiger and Mika Hasselbring, energy and urban experts who are part of the Urban Innovation Vienna team, the organization that works with the city of Vienna to support citizen-led energy projects.

Community energy is a growing topic within the field of the energy transition. Researchers from all over the world are following the trend of citizens organizing themselves and trying to take back control of the energy system. The ways in which they are doing this are very different and with different rates of success. Our aim is to explore the social side of the energy transition and uncover some of the stories. We start with Vienna.

About the speakers:

  • Konstantin Geiger is an expert on urban renewable energy with a background in economics. In the field of ecological economics he has been working at federal and state level in Austria on issues like green finance, CO2-tax and community energy.
  • Mika Hasselbring (MSc) has a Bachelor's degree in Urban Planning and Master's degree in Urban Studies (Geography) with a focus on economic and financial geography. At the department of Energy of Urban Innovation Vienna, Mika works on energy communities and the decarbonization of Vienna's housing stock.

About Urban Innovation Vienna: As the climate and innovation agency of the City of Vienna, UIV works on the successful development of cities and has extensive expertise in core areas of energy, digitalization, mobility, urban and district development. As a company of Wien Holding, IUV is an internal consulting and support unit for all urban development issues and supports Vienna on its way to becoming a climate-neutral city in 2040.

The event is part of the EPRG series founded and coordinated by prof. Michael LaBelle and it is open to all CEU community with an interest in the energy transition.

Join us with lots of questions!

When: Monday, October 9th, 5.40 PM
Location: Room A415, CEU Vienna
Online: zoom link provided upon request

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