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EUROSOLAR works for the rapid and complete removal of nuclear and fossil energies through renewable energies. Support our voice for a dynamic and decentralized energy supply with your membership.

REN21 Cities

REN21 is taking stock of cities’ efforts to transition to renewable energy with their first global status report on Renewable Cities 2019. Cities are responsible for a large share of emissions but at the same time, they have good reasons to change track. UNEP’s Emissions Gap Report 2019 shows that in contrast to many public pledges by politicians, governments and companies, the world is by no means on its way to reduce emissions and create a low-carbon economy any time soon. More than 70 percent of cities are already affected by climate change and numbers will only go up.

While countries are collectively failing to reduce their emissions in line with the Paris agreement, cities are taking the lead and are finding ways to implement renewables into urban life. And what cities decide to implement might just turn things around: Two-thirds of global final energy use was concentrated in cities in 2018. Though people still assume that transitioning to a renewables based economy will take several decades, many cities are already there and are sourcing 100 percent of their electricity from renewables. While taking on the next big challenges – heating, cooling, transport and industry – they are proving vital lessons and examples for everyone else. The report contains insights into how cities make pioneering projects work, aim for ambitious emission reduction targets and work to turn our climate crisis around. The report is based on meta-analysis of approaches from around the globe and singles out the key drivers of change. It compares the policy landscapes, the market situation for electricity, heating and cooling and transport and looks at finance and community engagement.

The report - on which EUROSOLAR President Prof. Droege was Leading Advisor - also proves what Hermann Scheer and EUROSOLAR have been calling from the rooftops  for decades: The transition to renewable energy is a huge opportunity for people and communities to take back control. Many European cities are re-municipalising energy companies and source renewable energy locally while in developing countries renewables are often the only way to enable access to energy at all. Securing access to green energy increases the cities’ resilience, supports economic development and improves air quality, health and the life of people everywhere.

Find the full Renewables in Cities Global Status Report here.

Events

4 October 2019

30 years of EUROSOLAR Austria

Austrian Solar Award Ceremony and 30 Years of EUROSOLAR Auatria, Vienna

15 November 2019

European Solar Prize 2019

European Solar Prize, Luxembourg

16 November 2019

European Delegates Assembly

Meeting of EUROSOLAR Delegates, Bonn

10 - 12 March 2020

IRES/ESE 2020

14th International Renewable Energy Storage Conference + Energy Storage Europe, Messe Düsseldorf

15 - 17 April 2020

IRENEC 2020

10th International 100% Renewable Energy Conference, Istanbul

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  • 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"

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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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  • 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.
www.wcre.org

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