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European Solar Prize 2017 awarded to ten laureates in Vienna

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Vienna, 18 November 2017 – High above the roofs of Vienna, in the rooms of the Technical University (TU the Sky), the European Solar Prize 2017 was awarded in a celebratory event on Saturday. Having previously been held in Rome, Prague and Barcelona this year’s edition of the European Solar Prize has been awarded in Vienna together with EUROSOLAR Austria. The prize, initiated by EUROSOLAR e.V., was given to ten winners, in ten categories and from ten different countries. The winning projects were presented via movies, interviews and presentations to more than 120 attendees.

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IRES and ESE Conferences: Final conclusions and political claims

(Prof. Peter Droege, President EUROSOLAR e.V. / Photo: Messe Düsseldorf, Constanze Tillmann)

Düsseldorf, 16 March 2017. The 11th International Renewable Energy Storage Conference (IRES 2017) of EUROSOLAR e.V. and the 6th Energy Storage Europe 2017 (ESE) trade fair from Messe Düsseldorf will end today. More than 650 experts attended the conferences and discussed the latest developments focusing on science and research (IRES) and business and finance (ESE). Over 4,200 visitors from more than 55 countries attended this year's trade fair. These figures affirm yet again the position of the IRES Conference, the Energy Storage Europe Conference and the trade fair as the world's leading platform for storage technologies – ranging from battery storage to thermal and mechanical storage up to Power2Gas and their practical applications.

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Call on Spain, Catalonia and the EU to negotiate the affirmation of a new and renewable energy based Catalonia

Bonn, 22 October 2017 – We call on Spain and the EU to immediately step back from confrontation and allow democracy to rule and respect the will of the Catalonian people. This is the true meaning and realisation of the European Union: the softening of national boundaries and the strengthening of regional cultural, ecological and economical realms.

Let's also not let a good independence movement go to waste: and make sure the Catalonian and other European movements towards cultural affinity and regional self-determination are supported and endowed with a deeper existential meaning: the turn from nuclear and fossil energy. Herein lies the real promise and deep rationale of an independent Catalona, Scottland, Lombardia or Bavaria: the ability to not only shed the antiquated notion of national states and fixed if arbitrary boundaries, but also the reconstruction of a resilient, peaceful and united Europe - a renewable Union of Regions.

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G20 summit in Hamburg: No „Talk globally, postpone nationally“-policy

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This week the Heads of State and Government of the 20 economically strongest industrialized and threshold countries will meet in Hamburg. The German government has as host put the topics of Energy and Climate on the agenda. In 2017 however, it takes far more than good intentions and political speeches at a summer-meeting that is not constituted democratically and has no real legitimacy under international law.

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EUROSOLAR applauds ICAN being awarded with Nobel Peace Prize


Resolution of the Board of EUROSOLAR Germany endorsed by the EUROSOLAR Executive Council

Bonn, 9 October 2017 – EUROSOLAR e.V. welcomes the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to the anti-nuclear campaign ICAN and congratulates the organization for this honor. It focuses the attention on the madness of nuclear weapons.

The struggle against nuclear weapons and the struggle against the nuclear economy and its nuclear power plants are two sides of the same coin.

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