• IRES 2018
    13-15 March 2018
    12th International
    Renewable Energy
    Storage
    Conference

    and
    7th Energy Storage
    Europe

  • ESP 2017
    18th November
    European
    Solar Prize 2017
    Award Ceremony
    and Symposium

    Vienna, Austria

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logo_irena_120.jpgPress release, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 8 July 8 2010
The IRENA statute enters into force: The International Renewable Energy Agency becomes a fully fledged International Organization.

Created in January 2009 with 75 Member States, IRENA has grown in just over a year to become one of the largest international organizations. 147 countries and the European Union already signed its statute.

The 25th instrument of ratification was deposited in Berlin on June 8th and according to Article XIX, the treaty enters into force 30 days after. 29 Member States have now ratified the Treaty.

In June 2009, Abu Dhabi was elected as IRENA’s Headquarters. The first international organization of the 21st century is also the first to be headquartered in the Gulf Region. Hélène Pelosse, Interim Director-General comments, "With 98 billion barrels, Abu Dhabi is the 7th proven oil reserve in the world. Nevertheless Abu Dhabi is committed to achieve 7% renewable energy in 2020 and to invest 10% of its GDP in Masdar, a zero carbon city. The United Arab Emirates are IRENA’s home and this far sighted country has continuously proved a very strong support for the Agency".

Hélène Pelosse was elected as Interim Director-General one year ago at the age of 39. Mother of three, she states, "We cannot rely on energy of the past to power our future. Now  renewables account for 18% of world electricity production but potential scenarios show it can reach 50% or even higher. It is the only energy source which can serve the needs of the predicted nine billion earth population in 2050".

Improving the renewable energy share in the energy mix is a direct way of tackling climate change and GHG emission reduction.  Whilst also encouraging energy security and independence. Furthermore, it also offers strong support for both economic and social growth.

The International Renewable Energy Agency is aiming to become the global voice for renewable energy. The Agency’s mandate is to assist its Member States define their strategy across the fields of all renewable energies: bioenergy, geothermal, hydropower, ocean, solar and wind.

Please click here to download the press release on IRENA’s first anniversary

Contact: www.irena.org

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Austrian Solar Prize

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14 October 2017

German Solar Prize

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10 November 2017

Participation in sustainable cities – locally and globally

COP 23 – The world climate conference takes place in Bonn and we are getting involved!

18 November 2017

European Solar Prize

Award Ceremony of European Solar Prize in Vienna, Austria

20 November 2017

IRES-Symposium

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European Solar Prize

  • Award Ceremony of the European Solar Prize 2017 and Symposium 'The Energy Transition in Europe'

    Saturday, 18 November 2017, TU the Sky, Vienna

    Promoting the successful implementation of renewable energies – with this intention EUROSOLAR has been honoring cities, municipalities, architects, communal and private companies, associations, organizations and cooperatives, journalists and, of course, citizens who actively support the energy transition with the Solar Prizes for 24 years. Pioneers and leaders are put into the focus of public attention and illustrate how the realistic and practicable use of renewable energy is possible and how it contributes to the complete transformation of the energy system.

    Towards the end of each year, the award winners are invited to a celebratory event in a European city. Having previously been held in Prague and Barcelona, this year’s edition of the European Solar Prize will be awarded in Vienna. We are pleased to present this year's award winners together with EUROSOLAR-Austria on Saturday afternoon, 18 November 2017, at Technical University Vienna TU the Sky.

    In the morning, a symposium will be held on the topic 'The Energy Transition in Europe'. The speakers will present and discuss potentials and conclusions for a sustainable European energy system in the fields of solar architecture, urban planning, energy economy and energy politics. A visit of the buildings of the Technical University will take place just before the symposium.

    We would like to invite you to be part of the award ceremony and the exciting symposium. Both events are free of charge. We look forward to welcome you in Vienna!

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    Agenda:

    9:00 - 10:00 Visit of the buildings of Technical University Vienna (TU the Sky)

    10:00 Arrival, Registration, Coffee & Piano Music

    10:15 Welcome
    Prof. Peter Droege, EUROSOLAR

    10:30 - 12:30 Symposium 'The Energy Transition in Europe'
    moderated by Wolfgang Hein, EUROSOLAR Austria

    Principles of Sustainable Architecture and the Use of Renewable Energy
    Prof. Karin Stieldorf, TU Vienna
    Best Practice Examples of Solar Architecture in Europe
    Astrid Schneider, Austrian Institute of Technology
    Immediate Urban and Regional Tasks in the Energetic Reconstruction of Europe
    Prof. Peter Droege, EUROSOLAR
    Perspectives for a Sustainable European Energy Policy
    Stephan Grüger, Member of the Hessian Parliament, EUROSOLAR
    Perspectives for a Sustainable European Energy Economy
    Prof. Stefan Schleicher, University of Graz (tbc)

    Discussion

    12:30 - 13:30 Lunch Break & Piano Music

    13:30
    Arrival, Registration

    14:00 - 17:00 Award Ceremony of the European Solar Prize 2017
    moderated by Wolfgang Hein, EUROSOLAR Austria

    Welcome
    Prof. Sabine Seidler, TU Vienna (tbc)
    Dr. Hans Otto Schmidt, EUROSOLAR Austria
    Mag. Thomas Reindl, City of Vienna

    Keynote
    N.N., Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy

    Presentation of this year's Award Winners
    moderated by Prof. Peter Droege, EUROSOLAR

    17:00 - 18:00 Get Together & Piano Music


    Venue:

    Getreidemarkt BA Hochhaus

    Technical University Vienna (TU the Sky)
    Getreidemarkt 9
    1060 Vienna, Austria
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  • About the European Solar Prize

    The European Solar Prize Award was established in 1994 by EUROSOLAR in cooperation with its national sections. It has since been handed out every year to towns and municipalities, community businesses, associations or organizations, architects, journalists and individuals for their extraordinary accomplishments and significant contributions to the use and expansion of renewable energy in Europe. With the Solar Prize EUROSOLAR recognizes outstanding commitment to renewable energy.

    The prize is given to make pioneers and leaders the focus of public attention all over Europe and to give fresh impetus to a renewable energy-based and decentralized energy turnaround. It honors outstanding and innovative projects and initiatives from all parts of society. At the end of each year the award winners are celebrated at a festive gathering in different European countries.

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