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UFZ EnergyDays 2018
Energy Landscapes of Today and Tomorrow

24 and 25 September 2018, KUBUS Leipzig

The Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ welcomes you to the EnergyDays 2018 in Leipzig, Germany. On 24 and 25 September 2018, the integrated project EnergyLandUse invites you to attend this year's EnergyDays with a special focus on “Energy Landscapes of Today and Tomorrow”. The large-scale expansion of renewable energies is characterized by more decentralized and consequently more land-intensive production patterns than conventional energy supply systems. This brings about important new sustainability challenges, including extensive spatio-environmental impacts, reliability of energy supply and social compatibility. Understanding the challenges associated with new energy landscapes and exploring potential solutions is the focus of the Energy Days 2018. The conference aims to understand the regional, national and European effects and trade-offs which are associated with new technologies and other system elements of energy transitions in their economic, ecological and social dimensions. Based on this, it explores options for organizing a sustainable spatial allocation of renewable energy provision. The conference will foster the exchange between land-use-oriented energy research at the UFZ and the national and international scientific community.

To discuss recent progress in research on the spatial dimension of energy transitions, we welcome abstracts related to the following subjects:


  • Spatial allocation of renewable energies
  • Spatial assessment of renewable energy potentials
  • Environmental and social impacts of renewable energy expansion
  • Governance of energy landscapes
  • (Un)Fairness, (in)justice and (un)acceptance regarding the use of renewable energies


Organizers and Scientific steering committee

  • Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ (Daniela Thrän, Erik Gawel)
  • Leipzig University (Thomas Bruckner)
  • Leibniz University of Hannover (Christina von Haaren)
  • Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space (Ludger Gailing)
  • TU Berlin (Thorsten Beckers)

Keynote speakers

Submission guidelines

The Energy Days 2018 feature two categories of submissions:

  1. Oral presentation
  2. Oral presentation accompanied by a conference paper. Selected papers will be invited to submit to a special issue in Energy, Sustainability and Society (ESSO)

The call for abstracts is closed.

The length of the submitted paper should not exceed ten pages. At least one author of an accepted paper or oral presentation must attend the conference to present the paper.

The conference will take place from September 24th, 12 pm to September 25th, 12 pm. To register for the conference, please please click on the button below. Registration ends on 31July 2018.

Important Deadlines

Abstract submission deadline (1,2)

14 May 2018

Acceptance notifications (1,2)

6 July 2018

Notifications for special issue in ESSO (2)

19 October 2018

Paper submission deadline (2)

18 January 2019 (for special issue of ESSO, planned after the conference)

Venue:  KUBUS Leipzig, Permoserstraße 15 / 04318 Leipzig

Conference fee: Participation is free of charge.

Accommodation: A hotel contigent for the conference is available at IntercityHotel Leipzig, in the city centre of Leipzig, Tröndlinring 2 / 04105 Leipzig, Booking code: "EnergyDays 2018". Single room: 89 Euro per night incl. breakfast and ticket for local public transport. Double room: 109 Euro per night incl. breakfast and ticket for local public transport". Rooms must be booked until 30 July 2018.

If you have any questions, please contact  Romina Schaller



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