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In late November, right after the European Solar Prize awards in Luxembourg, delegates from EUROSOLAR sections all over Europe gathered in the head office in Bonn. In the ancient building near the river that has hosted the organisation since 1999, the delegates from Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Russia and Spain met to update one another on recent developments in their countries and to determine EUROSOLAR’s strategy for the next four years.

Prof. Peter Droege encouraged the delegates to engage in political action and to build networks and movements to increase EUROSOLAR’s political impact. One of the main ideas is addressing young people and implementing activities at a European level. Through a structural reform, the president intends to enhance the cooperation between EUROSOLAR’s section. “We have to focus on both rapid change and the proliferation of renewables to create a culture of sustainability”.  He presented EUROSOLAR’s innovative initiatives for 2020, emphasising the launch of the two new conferences. The first one, called “Solar City”, will be an international conference on comprehensive urban integration of renewable energies, while the second one will focus on combining renewables and agriculture in Europe under the heading “Energy and resource - farming 4.0”.

Josep Puig from Barcelona described the current situation in Spain, details on the protests in Catalonia and its impact on Renewable Energy Politics. Wolfgang Hein from Austria pointed out that there is no real government in his country at the moment which could be a chance for a “renewable future”. Milan Smrž reported on the growing nuclear activities in the Czech Republic as well as vast amounts of coal being exported from there.

Axel Berg as head of the German section gave an introduction into the German energy sector and climate laws and called for a more forward-looking legislation to keep the energy transition going. Eliana Cangelli talked about the increasing role of gas in the Italian energy sector. She pointed out that her government has no Renewable Energy program and stressed the necessity for closer cooperation of sections.

George Kekelidze reported on the Renewable Energy market in Russia that has been evolving from stagnation to a rather dynamic situation for Renewable technologies. Opportunities are multiplying, especially small projects because of the amount of remote areas without any grid connection. Meanwhile, there are government-subsidized projects as well as private cooperate projects, large wind farm, small hydro power plants and bio energy plants developing.
Most importantly, the delegates elected the new board and President as well as a new treasurer. Professor Peter Droege DI TUM MAAS MIT was elected President on the Board/Executive Committee of EUROSOLAR.. The assembly voted for the acceptance of the proposed candidates and approved all nine candidates as vice-presidents.

The new Board consists of:

• Prof. Peter Droege, President, Liechtenstein
• Dr. Eliana Cangelli, Italy
• Stephan Grüger, MdL, Germany
• DI Wolfgang Hein, Austria
• Rosa Hemmers, Germany
• Dr. Fabio Longo, Germany
• Dr. Josep Puig, Spain
• Dr. Brigitte Schmidt, Germany
• Milan Smrz, Czech Republic
• Prof. Dr. Tanay Uyar, Turkey

Wera Tschekorsky Orloff was elected as the new treasurer of EUROSOLAR.

The Board is pleased to take up its work, looks forward to the coming years with optimism and thanks all members and supporters.


May 2020

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Winter 2020

European Solar Prize 2020

European Solar Prize Awards


  • Whitepaper: "Regenerative Europe"

    Whitepaper Regenerative Europe 2018 web

    EU 4.0 - For a Europe of 100 % Distributed Renewable Energies

    From The idea Of The Energy Union... Climate action at the European level is unfocused, ineffective and inadequate. In response, EUROSOLAR has designed transformation measures for the energy system at a much higher implementation scope and level of prioritisation. The actual situation shows that the EU policy as it is currently being implemented would perhaps have had a chance of success a generation ago if it had resulted in a 100 percent renewable reality today. Today the targets must therefore be very different. The targets on which the Commission, the Council and Parliament were able to agree remain far too timid and non-binding to finally put an end to the dominance of fossil nuclear interests. For this reason, EUROSOLAR advocates a New Energy Market Framework, which would make a secure and cost-effective energy supply possible and could accelerate a decentralised energy turnaround.

    Full Whitepaper Regenerative Europe 2018 (PDF)

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

    ES Resolution2017 web

    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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  • 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)


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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