summit at HANNOVER FAIR 2000 on 22 and 23 March
down nuclear energy - where to begin?"
I: Energy policy
II: Energy management
III: "Hydrogen power - the way ahead"
FAIR 2000 will feature an energy summit entitled
"Winding down nuclear energy - where to begin?"
A total of 21 high-profile contributors from politics,
business and science will be appearing at the
Convention Center (TCM) on 22nd and 23rd March.
They will address wide-ranging issues relating
to energy policy, energy management and the transition
to a hydrogen-based economy.
the opening session (22nd March, 10.00 a.m. to
12.30 p.m.) the spotlight will be on the political
aspects of energy competition. Prof. Dr. Fritz
Vahrenholt, a member of the Board of Deutsche
Shell AG, will examine the economic perspectives
of renewable energy sources. The scientific community
will be represented by Dr. Amory B. Lovins, Vice-President
and Head of Research at the Rocky Mountain Institute,
Snowmass, CO., USA. They will be joined on the
panel by Dr. Hermann Scheer, Member of the German
Parliament, President of the European Solar Energy
Association EUROSOLAR and winner of the 1999 Alternative
Nobel Prize, Dr. Werner Müller, Federal Minister
of Economics and Technology, Dr. Otto Wiesheu,
Bavarian Minister of Economics, Transport and
Technology, and Dr. Hans-Dieter Harig, Chairman
of Preussen ELEKTRA AG. The discussion will be
chaired by Dr. Hans D. Barbier, Business Affairs
Editor of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
second session of the Energy Summit (2.00 p.m.
- 4.00 p.m.) will centre on energy management.
It will bring together international representatives
of the power supply industry as well as the relevant
industry associations. The line-up is as follows:
Dr. Malcom W. Kennedy, Chairman of PB Power and
President of the Institution of Electrical Engineers,
Great Britain, Dr. Eberhard Meller, Chief Executive
of the Association of German Power Stations (VDEW),
Dr. Christof Bauer, Head of Energy Management
at Degussa-Hüls AG and member of the Industrial
Power Generation Association, Kjetil Knutsson,
Managing Director of Leipzig Power Exchange GmbH,
Harald Schmoch, Head of Strategic Business Development
at EnBW Energie-Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH, and
Dr. Volker Stuke, Director of the Federal Association
of Energy Users (VEA). The discussion will be
chaired by Martin Czakainski, editor of the trade
journal "Energiewirtschaftliche Tagesfragen".
third session of the Energy Summit (23rd March,
beginning at 10.00 a.m.) is devoted to hydrogen
power. Chaired by Ulrich Walter from Team Arno
A. Evers FAIR-PR, Starnberg, the discussion will
centre on the networking of regenerative energy
sources. The panel comprises Denmark's renowned
wind energy expert Peer Krogsgaard from BTM Consult
Aps, Linköping, Georg Salavamoser, Managing
Director of Solar-Fabrik GmbH, Freiburg, and Firoz
Rasul, President and CEO of Ballard Power Systems
Corp., Canada, the world's leading supplier of
mobile and stationary fuel cell systems.
will be followed by a question and answer session
entitled "Fuel cells in every-day applications".
The list of speakers includes Reinhold Wurster
from Ludwig-Bölkow-Systemtechnik GmbH, Ottobrunn,
who sits on the Board of the German Hydrogen Association
and has made a major contribution to the joint
presentations "Hydrogen & Fuel Cells" at the
HANNOVER FAIR since 1995. Wolf Hatje, responsible
for basic strategy questions at Preussen ELEKTRA
AG, will examine the potential of networked energy
systems. Marcus A. B. Nurdin, Director of the
World Fuel Cell Council e.V., will speak out in
favour of the worldwide commercialization of fuel
automobile industry is showing a strong interest
in hydrogen and fuel cells as a future form of
vehicle propulsion. Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Panik,
head of fuel cell projects at DaimlerChrysler
AG, will report on the current status of development
work. Small and medium-sized enterprises are also
intent on commercializing their products in the
international market-place. This latter category
of company will be represented by H. Frank Gibbard,
CEO of H Power Corp. from Belleville, NJ, USA,
and Dr. Hugo Vandenborre, Managing Director of
Hydrogen Systems N.V., Belgium.
visitors can get to grips with these and other
issues at the trade fair "Energy" in Halls 6 to
8 as well as Hall 11. Hydrogen and fuel cell technology
will be featured at special displays located in
Halls 8 and 18.
information for the press:
Tel.: +49 511/89-31018
A. Evers FAIR-PR
Tel.: +49 8151/99892-3
Fax: +49 8151/99892-43
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