Anniversary celebrations 25 years of EUROSOLAR
24 August 2013, Bonn
2013 marks the 25th year of EUROSOLAR. Members are invited to join in celebrating at the EUROSOLAR Secretariat in Bonn on August 24, 2013.
EUROSOLAR was set up in 1988 to work independently of political parties, institutions, and companies in pursuit of a vision: substituting fossil fuels and nuclear energy systems with a sustainable, peaceful and renewable energy-based supply, founded on decentralized local resources close to the citizens.
In his speech at the founding conference on 22 August 1988, Hermann Scheer Founder and Honorary President of EUROSOLAR (1944–2010), stressed: "Anyone who has his eyes wide open about all conventional energy supply sources must see that humanity has no choice but to pursue the introduction of renewable solar energy as quickly and widely as possible". To realize his visionary goals he founded EUROSOLAR, supported by a group of like-minded citizens, scientists and politicians who shared his concerns, a quarter century ago.
After more than two decades of commitment EUROSOLAR has achieved successes for renewable sources of energy in all areas and at all levels. The not-for-profit has influenced energy and environmental policy and has inspired the creation of a social and cultural movement for renewable energy.
Prof. Peter Droege, President EUROSOLAR
Bärbel Dieckmann, former Mayor of Bonn 1994 – 2009
Founding members and their views of 25 years of EUROSOLAR
14:45 Break with Sparkling Wine
15:00 Representatives of EUROSOLAR's international sections, the World Council for Renewable Energy (WCRE) and EUROSOLAR's Board of Trustees
Preben Maegaard, Vice President EUROSOLAR
Dr. Harry Lehmann, Federal Environment Agency (UBA) Executive Chairman World Council Renewable Energy (WCRE)
Dr. Axel Berg, President EUROSOLAR Germany
Dr. Luciana Castellina, Co-founder EUROSOLAR Italy
MR. DI Wolfgang Hein, Vice President EUROSOLAR
Dr. Josep Puig, Chair EUROSOLAR Board of Trustees
16:00 Break – Coffee and Cakes –
16:15 Supporters in the German Bundestag and European Parliament
Marco Bülow, Chair EUROSOLAR parliamentary group
Jo Leinen, MEP, Mechtild Rothe, MEP retired
Hans-Josef Fell, MdB
Ulrich Kelber, MdB Bonn
17:00 Attorney and Author Supporters
Dr. Peter Becker, Journal for New Energy Law (ZNER)
Dr. Franz Alt, Press Supporter
A Chronology of EUROSOLAR's 25 years
Irm Scheer-Pontenagel, Managing Director EUROSOLAR
Drinks and Buffet Dinner
End of the Program