Von Irm Scheer-Pontenagel, erschienen im SOLARZEITALTER 2-2022. „Unaufhaltsamer Aufbruch oder Rückschlagsgefahr?“ Hermann Scheer (1944 – 2010) Gobalisierung: Wandel durch Handel, ein über die Jahrhunderte andauerndes „Zusammenwachsen“ der Welt, mit neuen Techniken gestaltet in bisher nicht gekanntem Ausmaß, mit unvorstellbarer Geschwindigkeit.…


New Reports, published in SOLARZEITALTER 02/2019 Global Energy Transformation: A Roadmap to 2050 (2019 Edition) As the urgency to take bold climate action grows, new analysis by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) finds that scaling-up renewable energy combined with electrification could deliver more than three quarters of the energy-related emission reductions needed to meet global climate goals. According to the latest edition of IRENA’s Global Energy Transformation: A Roadmap to 2050, launched in April at the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue, pathways to meet 86 per cent of global power demand with renewable energy exist. Electricity would cover half of the global final energy mix. Global power supply would more than double over this period, with the bulk of it generated from renewable energy, mostly solar PV and wind.

Luxembourg toward a more favorable framework for renewable energy supplies

Article by Lidia Rahal, EUROSOLAR Lëtzebuerg a.s.b.l, published in SOLARZEITALTER 02/2019 Political and Governmental effort The launch of the working group undertaken by Jeremy RIFKIN in 2015 is one example of Luxembourg's deep motivation to achieve its objectives in the most effective way possible and to deliver on its Paris agreement  commitments. This initiative better known as the third industrial revolution strategy (T.I.R) led to the engagement of several actors through a participatory approach not only at a regional, or local scale but rather at a national level.

Founding the Dutch section EUROSOLAR.NL

Article by Frank Lenzmann, Carol Olson, published in SOLARZEITALTER 02/2019 EUROSOLAR is delighted to announce the foundation of a new section in the heart of the European Union: the Netherlands. Two of the founding members, Carol Olsen and Frank Lenzmann, give us an exclusive insight in how the idea of EUROSOLAR.NL developed and why it is so important to watch the market closely and promote renewable energies in the Netherlands

Renewable energy stands for problem solving and added value – both for Africa and the world

Article by Dr. Axel Berg, published in SOLARZEITALTER 01/2019 According to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), 53 million people on the African continent use off-grid renewable sources of energy, while in Asia 76 million people are supplied by such off-grid renewable sources of electricity. Sounds good! Yet, only two percent of all investments in Africa went into decentralized renewable energy,

Coupling sectors, connecting the pieces: vignettes of the coming integrated urban infrastructure

Excerpts from Peter Droege’s The Renewable City: The Future of Low Carbon Living EUROSOLAR’s President Prof. Peter Droege and his team from the Liechtenstein Institute for Strategic Development recently issued an international paper entitled ‘Renewable City – the Future of Low-carbon Living’ for the National Forum on the same topic held in Perth, the capital of Western Australia.

It’s time to remove regulatory and legal barriers to energy storage solutions

Article by Prof. Dr. Ingo Stadler, published in SOLARZEITALTER 01/2019We have been discussing the same thing for many years now: all the energy storage solutions we need to implement the energy transition are there. Only the elimination of old energy economic regulations that stand in the way of energy storage is still missing. We need to adopt appropriate legal and regulatory frameworks to get energy storage solutions into business. This article will consider these long known requirements from a slightly different angle.