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Bonn, Berlin, 14 February 2014

EUROSOLAR and World Council for Renewable Energy (WCRE) Response to Consultation on Community Guidelines on State Aid for Environmental Protection

EUROSOLAR and the World Council for Renewable Energy (WCRE) presented eight essential requirements for the guidelines on support instruments for environmental protection, released for consultation by the Directorate-General for Competition of the European Commission:

WREA 2005WCRE paper, November 30th, 2005

World Renewable Energy Assembly (WREA) 2005, Bonn/Germany, Final Communiqué
The Human Right to Renewable Energy

“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.“ This first sentence of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights articulates a basic human commitment. Only by respecting this commitment, a humane life in peace can be assured durably. Energy is the fundamental prerequisite of every life. Availability of energy is a fundamental and indivisible human right.

pdf button The Human Right to Renewable Energy (pdf)

Joint Declaration for a European Directive to promote renewable heating and coolingEUROSOLAR/EREC Joint Declaration, April 7th, 2005

25 % of the EU heating and cooling supply by renewables in 2020 

Europe is at the forefront of renewable energy development worldwide and has significant experience in the formulation of proactive policy measures in this area.

pdf button EUROSOLAR/EREC Joint Declaration for a European Directive to promote renewable heating and cooling (pdf)

WCREEUROSOLAR/WCRE paper, October, 2004 

The continued increase of the use of Renewable Energies makes Nuclear Power superfluous

The depletion of the liquid oil and fossil gas reserves approaches. The climate change  caused by fossil fuel emissions has taken dramatic forms in the shape of ever often  occurring weather catastrophes with ever increasing impact in combination with their  resulting economic damage. The broad switch to Renewable Energies is overdue, combined with a tremendous reduction of energy consumption through consequent efficiency increase.

pdf button EUROSOLAR/WCRE campaign paper Renewable Energies instead of Nuclear Power (pdf)

Facts on Nuclear EnergyEUROSOLAR/IPPNW Fact file poster campaign, September 2004 

Yet again the nuclear industry is fighting for a come-back of nuclear energy. They promise us that they can solve the world's energy problems and the dreaded climate change catastrophe. In several countries, pressure from the industry has led to the considering and planning of new nuclear power plants, while the old plants are to be run for many more years. The international poster campaign of IPPNW (International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War), EUROSOLAR (European Association for Renewable Energy) and WISE International (World Information Service on Nuclear Energy) shows how untenable the industry’s prophecies are. 8 posters use concise arguments that succinctly illustrate why.

EUROSOLAR/IPPNW background paper, published in August 2004 

Nuclear power stations are being run on a limited supply of raw material uranium. Natural uranium is extracted from underground mines, surface mines or from the so-called in-situ solution procedure and comes mainly from Canada, Australia, Nigeria and Namibia. Smaller amounts are furthermore provided by Uzbekistan, Russia, Kazakhstan, the USA and the EU.

pdf button Background Paper "Facts on Nuclear Energy" (pdf)

renewables 2004WCRE paper, June, 2004

Synopsis of the results of the International Conference for Renewable Energy, "Renewables 2004", and related events, Bonn, June, 2004

pdf button Synopsis of "Renewables 2004" results (pdf)