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.
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.
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
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,
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.
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.