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11th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems – SDEWES

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The 11th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems – SDEWES, to be held in Lisbon, Portugal, from 4 to 9 September 2016, is dedicated to the improvement and dissemination of knowledge on methods, policies and technologies for increasing the sustainability of development by de-coupling growth from natural resources and replacing them with knowledge based economy, taking into account its economic, environmental and social pillars.


The conference themes include the following:


  • Sustainability comparisons and measurements methodologies (metrics and indices, multi-criteria analysis, external costs, exergy analysis, footprint methods, emergy, life cycle analysis)
  • Green economy and better governance (circular economy, Green New Deal, driver for innovation and employment, energy and environment for jobs and regional development, poverty eradication, macroeconomic analysis, financial and regulatory mechanisms, trends and predictions, models and tools, rebound effects, gender issues, environmental economics, development economics, sustainability economics, energy poverty, energy affordability)
  • Smart energy systems (markets, integration of power, heating/cooling, transport, water and waste sectors, smart grids, transactive energy, demand side management, smart meters, dynamic electricity pricing, ICT, network-user interface, microgrids)
  • Buildings (nearly zero energy buildings, passive buildings, smart buildings, smart metering, ICT, load and demand side management, green buildings, building standards, heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, cooling, insulation, renewables, heat pumps, storage, sustainable architecture, buildings certification)
  • Energy policies (security of supply, climate change mitigation, renewable energy support schemes, energy efficiency policy, employment creation, agriculture and forestry, financial mechanisms, tax, cap and trade, feed-in tariffs, feed-in premium, green certificates, markets, fossil fuel subsidies, capacity remuneration mechanisms)
  • District heating and/or cooling infrastructures in future smart energy systems (integration of renewable energy heat supply, cogeneration, industrial waste heat, waste to energy and CHP, power to heat, electric boilers, heat pumps, integration of CHP with district heating and electricity markets, heat maps, distribution)
  • Renewable heat systems (biomass, biofuels, biogas, solar, geothermal)



For further information on registration, programme etc., please visit the event's website at the link below.




University of Zagreb, Instituto Superior Técnico
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