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On 27 September, EUROSOLAR was guest at the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) in Berlin – together with prominent guests. In addition to the board members and spokespersons of the European Association for Renewable Energies, celebrities from the world of renewables were invited to present their focus positions for a renewable Europe. Prof. Peter Droege and Irm Scheer-Pontenagel welcomed the guests before FES Chairman Kurt Beck took the floor. "We learned a lot from Hermann Scheer and took over what is today a natural part of our programme", the former Minister President of Rhineland-Palatinate made clear. If in phases, in which the traditional energy supply was not available, the lights do not go out as claimed before, that is a sign for the fact that the fear-mongering, the world will end, if one brings about an ecological turn in the energy policy, is unjustified and must be replaced by consistent and reasonable political decisions, said Beck.

He was followed by former Federal Environment Minister Dr. Klaus Töpfer: "You can't think of EUROSOLAR and celebrate 30 years without Hermann Scheer", said Töpfer. Hermann Scheer could stand criticism well and continue to use it, which is one of the reasons why he likes to reminisce about him. The former executive director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) received applause for his demand for a moratorium on the Hambach forest – at least as long as the Coal Commission meets. He then called for more openness in the search for solutions to the challenges of climate change. Social and solar entrepreneur Jeremy Leggett was the next to present his position on a renewable Europe. In his lecture "Fossil peaking, Solar tipping and so on" he worked out that both the possibilities and the dangers of energy supply can be measured in trillions of dollars. Much of the opportunity, the expert said, is driven by spectacular, cost-covering megatrends that most people underestimate.

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    Stephan Grüger, MdL und Dr. Fabio Longo

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    Eliana Cangelli, Irm-Scheer-Pontenagel, Prof. Peter Droege, Margit Conrad, Dörte Fouquet

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    Timon Gremmels (SPD), Dörte Fouqet, Julia Verlinden (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen), Lorenz Gösta Beutin (Die Linke) und Margit Conrad

  • The parliamentary audience listens eagerly.

    The parliamentary audience listens eagerly.

    Harry Lehmann, Head of Department at the Federal Environment Agency and Executive Director of WCRE, made clear in his presentation that the choice of technology has a great influence on the demand for raw materials and that efficiency improvements should therefore be driven forward. The systemic approach should be discussed and implemented at the political level. He was followed by the nuclear and energy expert Mycle Schneider, who took a look behind the myths of nuclear energy for the guests. In the next part of the symposium, EUROSOLAR President Peter Droege and Vice President Stephan Grüger, MdL, spoke. They emphasized the position of the organization for a renewable Europe and presented the energy market framework (NEMO) developed by EUROSOLAR. Afterwards, the heads of the EUROSOLAR sections from Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain and Turkey met and presented the actions in their countries.

    After another break, energy lawyer Dörte Fouquet opened the parliamentary evening with her lecture "For a Renewable Constitution". She discussed with the members of Bündnis 90/Die Grünen, the SPD and the Left. Once Prof. Droege had given his summary, the evening ended with good food and a multimedia presentation in a relaxed atmosphere.

    We would like to thank all speakers for their contributions and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung for their special hospitality.






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