Ms Reitterer, the hotel owner, invited her team to an extended and delayed Christmas party. First, the team went to Güssing, a town in Burgenland, which became famous for its policy on renewable energy. Using local resources to cover the demand on energy in the area was the simple and clear plan of Güssing two decades ago. Today it has become a European showcase. Since 2001 Güssing has been producing energy through a biomass power station very successfully. The European Centre for Renewable Energy, located in Güssing, continues research & development in this field and hopes to be able to pass its success story on to other regions and areas in Europe and around the world!