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End the Gaza Power Siege to avoid another catastrophy: energy is a basic need and human right

solar car gazaA solar car developed by two Gazan mechanical engineering students, Jamal Mikaty and Khaled Bardawil in response to the electricity crises.

The European Union and Germany must lead in calling for an end to the new and cruel restriction on electricity  in Gaza. On the face of it it results from a power struggle between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas - in reality this is the logical outcome of the long occupation and decade-long blockade, supported by the US and, in part, the EU.

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Statement by EUROSOLAR President Prof. Peter Droege on the Paris-exit by the U.S.

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Bonn, 6 June 2017. The most important political imperative in global politics: Europe and the world now must embrace the immediate and radical exit from coal, petroleum, natural gas and uranium

The new EPA director and sworn enemy of the environment Scott Pruitt even denies that he is a climate change denier. He is ideologically and politically opposed to the comprehensive shift to renewable energy - and has seized power in all matters climate change policy.

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Post-Election Message by Prof. Droege: Solar Peace Initiative Climate for Peace

Even if Donald Trump does not yet "believe in" climate change – there are millions of reasons for the fundamental transformation of the world’s energy systems to renewable resources. Millions of lives have been sacrificed on the altar of fossil fuels – and many million more are doomed if we will not make the switch to renewable energy world-wide. To work for peace means finally leaving the 20th century behind, a century of war and an age of conflict exacerbated by fatal energy systems. It is in our common interest to lay down arms and join in the struggle against our own inherited energy and resource dependencies.

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