|Naturefriends International Photo Championship 2014|
Topic: Energy in harmony with nature!
But also old trees, stones or bizarrely shaped mountains cast a spell over us. These are places boasting the extraordinary beauty of nature, where time seems to stand still. It's in these places, where people had erected ritual sites, that we gather new strength and perceive the energies surrounding us. (Category: General - Places of energy in nature)
Since time immemorial, people have used energy from wind, sun, water, earth and renewable resources. Renewable (= alternative or regenerative) energy sources renew themselves or grow again, as opposed to fossil and nuclear (= conventional) energy sources, which only regenerate over millions of years. Alternative energy technologies mostly use radiation energy of the sun: in the form of solar heat and photovoltaics or in the form of biomass, wind power and hydropower. In order to have a climate-friendly and environmentally sustainable energy future, it is of central importance to systematically change from conventional to renewable energy sources (Category: Theme 1 - Renewable energy vs. conventional energy).
Energy transition and implementation of sustainable energy supply is an important issue in the Upper Rhine region as well. Already in 2006, the German/French/Swiss Upper Rhine Conference signed a common cross-border climate protection strategy and set itself the target of making the Upper Rhine region a model region for energy as well as promoting sustainable development. (All categories: special prizes for the region Landscape of the Year 2013/14 Upper Rhine Valley)
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