The Santiago International
Conference on Energy Education was held in 2005, where more than
200 participants from different education levels and countries shared
their experiences and research.
The ICE Director, the Head of the Galician
Institute of Energy (INEGA) and the Head of the Galician Directorate
for teacher training opened the event.
Prof. Emilio Menéndez, from the
Autonomous University of Madrid, presented the first lecture about
the conflicts caused by the unequal distribution of energy resources
During the first and the third days of the conference there were a wide variety
of activities on offer: 11 workshops, 40 communications exercises, 2 round
table meetings and 6 plenary lectures. The second day involved a long environmental
trail; in order to visit different utilities related to the Galician energy
sector: Sotavento experimental wind farm, ENDESA Power station and open air
lignite mine, and the Energy House of As Pontes village.
With special interest, the participants followed the practical workshops about
solar cooking, the solar house, the solar schools Spanish network (Greenpeace),
renewable energies low cost machines…. as well as the plenary lecture
on the third day about “Energy Education in Cuba. Realities and Perspectives”,
where the Cuban teacher Prof. Juan Fundora did a clear analysis of the difficulties
and challenges, that Cubans must face in their future energy usage.
Before the final publication of the proceedings
Professors J. Mendoza (Santiago University) and A. Grass (Alacant
University) are going to set up a web site to display the articles
and works presented. Anyone interested, please contact Professor
D. José Mendoza (ICE, Santiago University): firstname.lastname@example.org
One of the main outputs of this conference
is the decision to enhance our cooperation with the Pedagogical Institute “Enrique
José Varona” at La Habana Pedagogical University in
order to implement the common activities signed in our scientific
The next event was at La Habana
Pedagogical University - in “Ciudad Libertad” campus,
in 2006. Tthe Cuban
organisers are: Profs Mario Arrastía and Juan Fundora, e-mail:
email@example.com, http://www.cubasolar.cu .