THE LUFTBALLETT ENERGY CONFERENCE
In the conversation about energy, we went straight to one of the toughest issues that global societies and politicians are dealing with: How do we meet energy demand in a sustainable way? Who is responsible for developing and facilitating new energy, and how will a conversion affect our daily lives? What roles do business and public sector have? Around the fire in Kronstadskogen we aimed at solution-oriented discourse about the paths out of the fossil age.
Bjørn Kjærand Haugland is a hang glider pilot and vice president of DNV GL (Det Norske Veritas). He currently has responsibility for DNV's strategic agenda for environment, climate and sustainability.
Stina Ellevseth Oseland is a fellow at the Department of Geography, UiB, and affiliated with the SpaceLab research group. She is researching climate and energy planning in Norwegian cities, focusing on the implementation of climate plans.
The airborne hangglider-choreography LUFTBALLETT is about the innovation that is currently taking place in the field of airborne wind energy, one of the alternatives that can affect future energy systems.
Thomas Hårklau is a co-entrepreneur and managing director in Kitemill AS. Member of the Board of Voss Energi AS and Voss Næringshage AS. Entrepreneur of VossVind AS, Norway's first vertical wind tunnel,who opened in 2012. Electricity engineer educated at HiB.
Prabu Sai Manoj works at Kitemill, and has backgrounds from the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras, India, as well as TU Delft in the Netherlands, within aerodynamic engineering and wind technology.
Synnøve Kvamme is the leader of Friends of the Earth Hordaland.
background photo: Marianne Melgård Documentary Photo FUTURE FORUM: KORO / Pål Hoff