Contributors: Juriga, Roman (Orthodox Academy Vilemov)
Mgr. Roman Juriga, director of the Orthodox Academz Vilemov, founder of the Centre for Application of Renewable Energy, professional experience in project leadership, renewable energy education, consultancy and practical installations, Czech Republic.
Scientific paper contribution: Local renewable energy systems in the Czech republic – the cae of Vilémov
The paper is authored by Hans Diefenbacher and co-authored by Roman Juriga
Abstract: The third contribution in the special session on the legacy of Richard Douthwaite will try to apply his findings to the development of the general energy situation in the Czech republic within the last twentyfive years. It will be argued that the transformation of the Czech economy and society since 1989 included developments that, to our opinion, crave for a n adjustment by the make-up of strong local economic structures, especially in the field of energy production – because the established czech development, especially in the last years, is not moving into a sustainable direction. Therefore, it seems to be a rewarding strategy to combine both, relying on local economic stractures and building up components of a renewable energy production. The contribution will focus on reporting the development of the centre of application of renewable energy in the area of Vilémov and ist surroundings, as an educational centre for the local use of renewable energies.