Keynote Speakers

Prof. Dr. Ramazan Sarı 
Middle East Technical University, Department of Business Administration
Ankara – TURKEY

Keynote Title: “Importance of Economic and  Social Issues in Efficient Solar and Wind Energy Policy Development”

Abstracts: Energy has a central role in the contemporary debates on global warming and  sustainable development. There is an ongoing discussion on whether we have reached the limits of fossil-based energy forms. It is very obvious that the transition from fossil-based energy forms to more renewable energy forms will positively alter the discussion on energy policies. It is not clear how replacing old energy forms with supposedly more renewable ones will be able to solve energy-related problems, without first addressing fundamental questions related to, for example, unsustainable production and consumption patterns, as well as deeper structural issues, such as social inequality in energy systems. Thus, two fields have grown in energy literature. Energy justice is an emerging research field that advances understandings of how energy systems and energy transitions impact upon societies. The social acceptance of policies are progressively becoming more important for policy and decision makers worldwide aiming to design policies that reach attempted
targets smoothly with community support.

Prof. Dr. Adem Karahoca
University of Bahcesehir
Istanbul, Turkey

Keynote Title:  “Sustainable big-data policies and strategies in major energy companies”