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Morning 11: The Future of Energy: The Many Who’s and How’s (Part of Alpbach Learning Missions)

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We are faced with a growing population that demands and requires more products, greater mobility and therefore more energy. At the same time, we are confronted with a climate crisis, the main cause of which is the usage of fossil fuels and the associated CO2 emissions, predominately produced by industry, transportation and private households. A shift away from fossil fuels is the way forward, but not an easy transition. At first glance, new technologies, such as e-mobility, seem to be the solution. However, e-mobility requires enormous amounts of energy, which need to be entirely CO2 neutral. If not, innovative technologies might run the risk of offsetting initial efforts to reduce our carbon footprint.
No matter what, energy takes centre stage in any attempt to move towards a more responsible, climate friendly economy. Only if we transform the energy generation to energy consumption system into a sustainable, carbon-free model that focuses on efficiency we will be able to shape a sustainable energy future. This seminar will explore the many players in and approaches to energy transformation and will address the following questions: What opportunities and challenges arise when changing to low/no CO2 energy generation and usage? What role will investors play and will they direct money towards the ‘right kind’ of initiatives? In the end, who decides what direction we move towards – market forces, the people, politicians? How will civil society get involved in times of Friday for Future?
This seminar will continue as an Alpbach Learning Mission to take a deep-dive into concrete and pressing questions surrounding energy generation and consumption.

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15:00 - 20:00Welcome of the Scholarship HoldersSocial


Afternoon Seminar 01: Collaboration Through the Power of MusicSeminar
Afternoon Seminar 02: Behaving TruthfullySeminar
Afternoon Seminar 03: Walking a MileSeminar
Afternoon Seminar 04: Addicted to StorySeminar
Afternoon Seminar 05: Creative Writing. The Art of Telling the TruthSeminar
Afternoon Seminar 06: ‘Closing the Gap’ – Forum and Legislative TheatreSeminar
Afternoon Seminar 07: Standing AirwavesSeminar
Afternoon Seminar 08: Finding Home and Being Moved in a Complex WorldSeminar
Afternoon Seminar 09: Shaping the SoundSeminar
Afternoon Seminar 10: Practising for Peace – a Dojo for Warriors of the HeartSeminar
Afternoon Seminar 11: Participatory Leadership – a Practice of Leading by Dialogue and Co-CreationSeminar
Afternoon Seminar 12: Challenging LeadershipSeminar
Afternoon Seminar 13: Design Challenge for Alpbach Learning MissionsSeminar
Afternoon Seminar 14: Visual Reflection and Communication for Co-CreationSeminar
Afternoon Seminar 15: Fake or Fact? Fundamentals of Truth and KnowledgeSeminar


Morning Seminar 01: Leading a Good Life in the 21st CenturySeminar
Morning Seminar 02: Why we Do What we Do: Decision Making Processes and Emotional FactsSeminar
Morning Seminar 03: What is Understanding? In AI and BiologySeminar
Morning Seminar 04: Gender Matters – Gendering AlpbachSeminar
Morning Seminar 05: Strengthening Democracy and the Rule of Law: The Role of Civil-SocietySeminar
Morning Seminar 06: Climate Crisis, Human Rights and MobilitySeminar
Morning Seminar 07: Fundamentals and Vocabularies of the AnthropoceneSeminar
Morning Seminar 08: Transformative Power of ArtSeminar
Morning Seminar 09: Continental Hurdles? Africa’s Demographic and Economic Future ChallengesSeminar
Morning Seminar 10: The Global Economic BattlegroundSeminar
Morning Seminar 11: The Future of Energy: The Many Who’s and How’s (Part of Alpbach Learning Missions)Seminar
Morning Seminar 12: Urban Fundamentals (Part of Alpbach Learning Missions)Seminar
Morning Seminar 13: Healthy Communities (Part of Alpbach Learning Missions)Seminar
Morning Seminar 14: Water – Caring about the Future (Part of Alpbach Learning Missions)Seminar
Morning Seminar 15: To Have or to Be? Redefining Prosperity and Well-Being (Part of Alpbach Learning Missions)Seminar