• Call for Abstracts: IRES2019
    Call for Abstracts
    13th International
    Renewable Energy
    Storage Conference

  • ESP 2018

    European
    Solar Prize
    2018

    Award Ceremony
    17 November
    in Bonn

  • EUROSOLAR Symposium
    EUROSOLAR
    Symposium

    Thursday
    27 September
    Berlin

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‘Urban Energy Transition 2 – Renewable Strategies for Cities and Regions’ by EUROSOLAR President Prof. Peter Droege

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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.

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30 years of EUROSOLAR - European symposium and parlamentarian evening: A Europe of Renewable Energies

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European symposium and parlamentarian evening: A Europe of Renewable Energies

In order to end the dependence on fossil and nuclear energies in Europe quickly and cost-effectively, comprehensive efforts and appropriate framework conditions are required. A New Energy Market Framework Regulation can enable European countries to move into the solar age and strengthen cohesion in Europe. On the occasion of our 30th anniversary, we are discussing the future role of Europe, its regions and citizens in the realisation of this task of the century. You can expect concrete impulses, joint discussions, a parliamentary forum and a varied supporting programme.

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EUROSOLAR calls for regenerative emergency actions to limit climate catastrophe

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Bonn, 21 June 2018. Declaration of the European Board of EUROSOLAR, formulated by Peter Droege, President EUROSOLAR

In the 30 years since the founding of EUROSOLAR, many extraordinary successes and advances in the proliferation of renewable energy have been made: the powerful feed-in tariffs; the rise of 100 % renewable buildings, communities and regions; the broad march of solar and wind into many countries’ power mixes; the revolution of national policies to embrace energy transitions; and the rise of renewable energy investment – which has long become the dominant mode in annual capital expenditures in new power generation capacity world-wide.

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Events

25 August 2018

30th anniversary celebration

30th anniversary celebration in the EUROSOLAR Headquarter in Bonn

27 September 2018

30 years of EUROSOLAR: A Europe of Renewable Energies

Jubilee Symposium and Parliamentary Evening | Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Hiroshimastraße 17, 10785 Berlin

08 November 2018

5th IRES-Symposium

The IRES Symposium was launched in 2014 to complement the IRES Conference. The day event complements the conference series with the presentation and discussion of political and financial framework conditions for energy storage. The annual event takes place in Berlin in cooperation with the EnergyAgency.NRW.

17 November 2018

European Solar Prize 2018

Award ceremony for the European Solar Prize 2018 | Kunstmuseum Bonn, Museumsmeile, Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 2, 53113 Bonn

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  • Resolution: "The time for the rapid and full renewable energy transition is now"

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    On the first Saturday in May, the EUROSOLAR Delegates’ Assembly met in the EUROSOLAR head office in Bonn and passed their determined resolution on the future of energy. More than 30 delegates from ten countries got together to discuss the obstacles and opportunities of the fast and full renewable energy transition.

    Resolution "The time for the rapid and full renewable energy transition is now" (pdf)

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  • Campaign "No Stop of the Energy Transition!"

    EUROSOLAR Germany published the Campaign "Kein Stopp der Energiewende!" (No Stop of the Energy Transition) in March/April 2016. Thanks to the generous support of the members, the campaign was published in nationwide newspapers in the middle of April. Further information as well as the text in German can be found on the EUROSOLAR-website in German.

    The energy transition meets the desire of the majority of our society, secures the future of our innovative economy and creates hundreds of thousands of new jobs. By means of clever public communication on the so-called energy demand, the impression prevails; the renewables are expanded too quickly. In the shadow of this false perception, the Grand Coalition is planning a radical change in their energy policy. Although nearly 90% of the energy demand in Germany (electricity, heat, fuels) is covered by fossil-nuclear energy sources, the expansion of renewable energies, which has been drastically reduced in recent years, is to be frozen at a low level. Even with the deformation of the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) in 2014, the addition of solar and biogas plants has dramatically collapsed. If the planned EEG 2016 now also drastically reduces the amount of wind power on land, the energy turnaround is finally stalled.

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  • 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.

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  • New Energy Market Order (NEMO)

    For two decades the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has kept the world drifting in a fog of fatal illusions, led by notoriously diluted, politically contaminated and tactically delayed Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports. The two-degree temperature increase over pre-industrial levels and associated 450 ppm atmospheric CO2 concentration targets promoted at UNFCCC negotiations are scientifically proven to be dangerously high and risk a permanently destabilized climate regime.

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Renewables Worldwide

World Council for Renewable Energy (WCRE)

WCRE

World Council for Renewable Energy

The independent World Council for Renewable Energy (WCRE) was founded to consider and deal amongst others with the increasing global energy demand, the comprehensive impacts, climate hazards, burdens to the environment, risk of accidents, conflicts around exhausting resources and focus new investments on Renewable Energy and energy efficiency.
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