Bonn, 6 November 2018. Never before it has been so important to drive the renewable energy transformation consistently, quickly and with commitment to imaginative local solutions. Because the latest findings on climate change show the price being paid for long delayed action. Every year EUROSOLAR awards the European Solar Prize to role models and pioneers in the field of renewable energies and brings a wide variety of energy transition actors from all parts of society into the public eye.
On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of EUROSOLAR and the associated annual partnership with the City of Bonn, this year's award winners will be honoured in the EUROSOLAR home town. The award ceremony will take place on Saturday, 17 November 2018, at the Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany.
Bonn, 25.09.2018. We appeal to you to help build a survivable and liveable future and avert any further damage to our heritage and future. This is the time to divest of coal and cooperate on building a healthy future for Germany and Europe – as leading examples of world best practice. Our global climate is tipping – bold action is needed to end the emission of greenhouse gas and rebuild our capacity to reduce it.
Two of our most precious resources are renewable energy and natural forests – healthy ecosystems and healthy energy resources that combine into elements of a sustainable future. We urge you to show your commitment to corporate responsibility by embarking on a path to enduring economic, social and environmental sustainability and get out of futureless investments.
‘Urban Energy Transition 2 – Renewable Strategies for Cities and Regions’ by EUROSOLAR President Prof. Peter Droege
Bonn, 27.08.2018. Our cities contain the settings and solution for a central existential challenge of our time: climate shift. The development of a regenerative energy system holds the key for the continued prospering of our social and economic structures. Communities, cities and regions as central places of human activity play a decisive role in this. The second edition of the book ‘Urban Energy Transition’ is a progressive reading for citizens, companies, communities, from villages to megacities and metropolitan regions that are striving for a rapid change from fossil fuels and nuclear energy to renewable energies. On about 700 pages, technical, financial, systematic, urban planning, landscape planning and sociological questions are discussed and strategies for a successful energy turnaround in the city and the region are presented.