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1 Presentation in Bologna, Italy June 2008 FOLKECENTER for Renewable Energy Presentation of The Nordic Folkecenter and Climate Solutions

2 Folkecenter for Renewable Energy Ole Vagn Christensen MP of the Danish Parliament, Board member of the Folkecenter for Renewable Energy, Denmark

3 Facts: NON profit organisation. Research and Development of Renewable energy technologies, demonstration,training programmes and international transfer and implementation programmes. Key development technologies: wave energy testing; wind/hydrogen for transportation; farm biogas; plant oil for transportation supported by the Danish government employees. Annual turnover 0.8 million EUR. In 2002 the new Danish government suspended support to renewable energy development including Folkecenter to million EUR for information about Renewable Energy and Energy Saving

4 New project : Climate Solutions

5 Thisted municipality received the European Solar Prize in 2007, because of the high share of renewable energy: 85% of heat from RE & 82% of Electriciticy

6 Promotes Thy and Mors as an established region with climate solutions for the world and a very high degree of self-sufficiency in renewable energy. This will optimize focus on the regions and generate activity, jobs, businesses and tourism. The Secretariat is a network of: Thisted and Morsø municipalities. Local production, building, commerce, counselling and planning industries. Local supply and energy producing industries. National and international suppliers of CO2 conserving projects and facilities. Professional and interest groups.

7 The purpose: is to coordinate the spreading of information about renewable energy. This will highlight local qualifications and contribute to a development of the region in several ways. The business community is aided to make new contacts both nationally and internationally. This in turn will result in a better economic situation and more jobs. Furthermore a branding of the regions Thy and Mors, this will improve the image of the regions even more. This will attract future investment in the regions Thy and Mors.

8 The tasks of the Secretariat are: To unify and develop the existing network concerning renewable energy including private, commercial and public interest. To generate interest and facilitate the promotion of CO2 conserving climate solutions in the region. To contribute to an increase in the share of renewable energy. To organize seminars including national and international businesses, specialists and politicians. To participate in national and international seminars, talks, exhibitions and fairs to promote the extensive knowledge in the field of CO2 conserving climate solutions that exists within the region.

9 Aerial view of FC installations

10 Solar heating systems

11 Pure Plant Oil & protein meal

12 Biodome FOLKECENTER for Renewable Energy

13 Training center

14 Strawbale house

15 Wind-Hydrogen plant

16 Hydrogen car at filling station

17 Wave energy test site FOLKECENTER for Renewable Energy

18 525 kw windmill Hanstholm

19 Examples of Projects in foreign countries

20 Biogas plant in Lithuania

21 Biogas in Japan

22 Folkecenter biogas technology in Japan

23 Pilot wind project in Brazil

24 Pilot wind project in Kamchatka, Siberia

25 Mali-Folkecenter family biogas in Mali See for more details

26 ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGES FROM USE OF FOSSIL FUELS the threat to the atmosphere and the world climate; the increase of the ozone hole; the death of forests and the pollution of waters by acid rain; urban air pollution with fatal consequences for human health and the quality of life; the toxic contamination of seas, lakes and rivers; massive consumption of scarce water reserves in petroleum and coal production and processing; the risks of plutonium production, nuclear radiation and unresolved waste storage problems, burdening human civilization for thousands of years to come.

27 CONDITIONS FOR SUCCESSFUL INTRODUCTION OF NON-UTILITY POWER PRODUCTION to allow connection of wind power installations to their grid to purchase electricity from these installations as a priority, and to pay a fair price as a compensation to the suppliers of this electricity.

28 OBSTACLES FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF DECENTRALIZED ENERGY FORMS Fair competition in the international energy market is prevented by several direct and indirect subsidy schemes for the conventional energy industry that add up to 300 billion USD a year. The countries with an insufficient energy supply very often try to follow the energy supply model of the industrialised countries. Frequently, the evident economic development opportunities emerging from a sustainable energy supply are not realised. The deficit of renewable energy information is often aggravated by misinformation campaigns directed at decision makers and populations.

29 CHARACTERISTICS OF RENEWABLE ENERGY SUPPLY SYSTEMS From gigawatt- to kilowatt-size energy supply technologies From 50 major fossil energy depots worldwide to in principle millions of renewable energy suppliers using biomass, solar and wind energy From centralized power generation serving large regions to on-site or local combined heat and power and distributed generation From megapolis structures and power monopolies to locally owned and individual and community supply From unika, big scale energy supply equipment structures (oil refineries, natural gas networks and atomic and coal power stations) to mass-produced, small size, on-site or local renewable energy supply products

30 Energy Scenario 2050 Primary Energy Consumption

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