3 June 2014 — Peter Droege, Conjoint Professor at the University of Newcastle School of Engineering, has just released a new book – Regenerative Region – Energy- and Climate Atlas Lake Constance-Alpine Rhine. The book examines how resilient renewable energy systems on a regional level can play a critical role in working towards a nuclear-free, low-emissions future.

It is based on the outcomes of a multidisciplinary project in a potentially renewably autonomous European region, which stretches across four countries. Professor Droege explored the energetic, organisation and economic potentials of the region, and the possibilities this energy model holds for regional and spatial development, transport, urban design and architecture.

Professor Droege is an internationally active expert in urban design, regenerative regional development, and in urban integrated renewable energy transition strategies who is involved with many of the leading global sustainability think-tanks. He is general chairman, World Council for Renewable Energy; president of Eurosolar, Europe’s largest independent renewable energy association; and developed the National and NSW Urban Design Chapters of the Planning Institute of Australia, serving as inaugural president for both chapters.