Energy transition: expansion and integration of renewable energy sources
Berlin and Greifswald | Germany
The 9th International IKEM Academy: Energy and the Environment took place in Greifswald and Berlin from 21–28 July 2012. The topic of the conference was ‘Energy transition: expansion and integration of renewable energy sources’. Participants from all over the world gathered in the charming coastal town of Greifswald on Saturday the 21st. The Academy was hosted there for the weekend at the historical campus and conference rooms of the University of Greifswald, IKEM’s original academic home base. Sunday began with an introductory workshop. In light of Germany’s radical move away from nuclear, the Academy arranged an afternoon visit to the Lubmin nuclear reactor, which, before its closure, was the largest nuclear plant in East Germany. On Monday the 23rd, the Academy moved to Berlin to begin a comprehensive five-day programme of seminars. At IKEM’s location in the heart of Berlin, participants exchanged knowledge on the multiple interdisciplinary challenges surrounding renewable energy integration.