Open Data MeetUp in Vienna – 3 years OGD in Austria

The Austria Open Data Movement started 3 years ago, which gives us a good enough reason to celebrate this anniversary next week on April 17th in Vienna! Rufus Pollock, an early supporter of Open Data in Austria and co-founder of the Open Knowledge Foundation, will speak about Past-Present-Future of Open Data in the international context. The situation – again Past-Present-Future – in Austria will be the topic of a speech delivered by Peter Parycek.

OKFN Austria hopes this event, which is free to attend, will attract the local scene that has been engaged since the early days. It is meant as a get-together for free discussion on past achievements and future challenges. The MeetUp is also meant to be a colloquial, friendly environment to meet and have fun! Continue reading “Open Data MeetUp in Vienna – 3 years OGD in Austria”

World Future Energy Summit and Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week


Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week – a week packed with activity around clean energy

Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, January 13-17, 2013, will be the largest gathering on sustainability in the history of the Middle East. ADSW will provide a platform for leaders to address the business, technology and financial challenges required for sustainable development and consider investments and partnerships that can deliver real world solutions. Several different events are scheduled during this busy  and highly relevant week!

For more information about Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, visit:


Visit the sixth World Future Energy Summit

World Future Energy Summit 2013 (January 15-17) in Abu Dhabi is the world’s foremost gathering dedicated to promoting sustainable technologies. Celebrating its sixth year in 2013, it is the leading international event for government and industry decision makers committed to finding viable, sustainable solutions to the world’s growing energy challenges. WFES 2013 will be hosted by Masdar and held under the patronage of H.H General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi. Continue reading “World Future Energy Summit and Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week”

Linked Open Data presented in the US

Since our IT Director Florian Bauer has returned from DC, he has recollected some of the most important points of the Linked Open Data workshop on November 12th.  NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) and REEEP had teamed for this much-anticipated event in Washington DC.  The 26 attendees at Linked Open Data for Clean Energy came from a wide variety of organizations working in the clean energy and development sector.

Speakers presented some of the potential benefits of using Linked Open Data:

Abu Dhabi to Host the next International Renewable Energy Conference (IREC) on 15-17 January 2013

The Government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced today that it has teamed up with REN21 – the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century – to organize the next International Renewable Energy Conference (IREC) in Abu Dhabi on 15-17 January 2013. Next year’s IREC will combine efforts with the sixth edition of the UAE’s World Future Energy Summit (WFES) hosted by Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s multi-faceted renewable energy company.

Dedicated exclusively to the renewable energy sector, IREC is a high-level political conference series hosted by alternate Governments every two years and convened by REN21. IREC acts as a common platform for government, private sector and civil society leaders to jointly address the goal of advancing renewable energy and has provided the impulse for several momentous initiatives over the past decade. Next year’s IREC in Abu Dhabi (ADIREC) will continue to build upon the successes and outcomes of the previous conferences held in Delhi in 2010, Washington in 2008, Beijing in 2005 and Bonn in 2004.

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Earth Hour 2012

March 31st 2012 – Earth Hour! Once again households and businesses are encouraged to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour to raise awareness about the need to take action on climate change.

Initiated by the WWF and started in Sydney in 2008, the event has grown year by year. This year, Earth Hour is scheduled for March 31, 2012 from 8:30p.m. to 9:30p.m. (local time).

This year’s slogan is “I Will If You Will”, and the message is spreading by means of social media. Facebook, Twitter and a dedicated youtube channel are utilized to catch momentum for this year’s Earth Hour. Continue reading “Earth Hour 2012”

reegle nominated for “Green Award”

Reegle is again in with a chance to win another prize; after the prestigious WebAward “Standard of Excellence” and the “Best Paper Award” at ISESS 2011 reegle is one of six nominees for the futurezone Green Award.

Since we have invested so much time and effort into giving you the best ever reegle experience, we are proud and want to spread the word.

You can find energy-related policy reports, energy and climate statistics, a general description and much more for each and every country with our country energy profiles, locate relevant actors and stakeholders from the renewables and energy efficiency community, enjoy the largest online glossary covering renewable energy, energy efficiency and climate compatible development – all based on the most innovative semantic web technologies. To make it a smooth experience, our intuitive design has integrated all the feedback we received from our users. Continue reading “reegle nominated for “Green Award””

reegle open data paper wins 1st prize @ ISESS 2011

I am very happy to tell you that our clean energy information portal reegle, which has just reached the milestone of 100,000 users per month (yeah), has also managed to wow a gathering of scientists and IT engineers dealing with environmentally-related software systems including winning an award for the best submitted paper 🙂

The ISESS or International Symposium on Environmental Software Systems is a conference organised by the Masaryk University in cooperation with IFIP, the Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic, the European Commission and the European Environment Agency. It was originally started in 1995 as a forum to present and discuss the fundamentals, progress and actual trends in this area in terms of methods, tools and state-of-the-art environmental informatics applications.

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