13th Public Utilities Conference
13th Public Utilities Conference, Marburg, Germany
European Solar Prize 2019
European Solar Prize, Luxembourg
EEUROSOLAR Delegates Assembly
EUROSOLAR Delegates Assembly, Bonn
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Düsseldorf, 14 March 2019 – Energy storage systems are attracting great interest in more and more industries. The reasons: Technological maturity and a multitude of marketable products. This development is also substantiated by the trade fair cooperations as well as by the positive visitor reactions at this year's ENERGY STORAGE EUROPE, which ends today in Düsseldorf after three successful days. More than 90% of visitors and exhibitors confirmed their satisfaction with the industry event.
Statement by Professor Peter Droege, President of EUROSOLAR
'There are two major threats, both man-made, to our collective survival: nuclear war and out-of-control climate chaos. Avoiding both requires determination, unity, collaboration and focus. Here it is important to overcome mistakes of divisiveness and hegemony of the past and allow enlightened and harmonious regional diversity to prosper - to build a mature, authentic and resilient Europe – one founded on Renewable Energy. The Treaty of Maastricht, freshly interpreted, offers guidance on how to rapidly implement a fully renewable, decarbonised Europe.
The concluded Conference of the Parties (COP) in Katowice, and its background papers and declarations. confirmed that IPCC consensus driven science has been far too conservative in its projections, and that the UNFCCC COP process - while necessary in the absence of alternatives - has increasingly served to falsely assuage fears and placate the coal, oil, gas and nuclear lobbies.
The aim cannot be to limit temperature increase to 'below 2 C degrees' - the target must be 0 degree warming. The catastropic Arctic meltdown and heatwaves were triggered already at 0.8 C degree warming over preindustrial levels. This means the aim must be below-zero emission reductions by reaching full renewable energy supply as soon as possible while regenerating biospheric capacities to absorb the mounting bubble of excess atmospheric greenhouse gases above 280 ppm CO2.