We are mourning the death of Hermann Scheer, an extraordinary person and politician. Hermann Scheer – President of the European Association for Renewable Energy (EUROSOLAR), Chairman of the World Council for Renewable Energy (WCRE), winner of the Alternative Nobel Prize and Member of the German Bundestag – died on 14 October 2010 in Berlin. He was 66 years old. His sudden death is a blow to us all.

Hermann Scheer achieved a great deal in his lifetime. Thanks to him, exemplary progress has been made worldwide towards a green energy supply from renewable sources rather than coal and nuclear power. His unwavering aim of accelerating the transformation of energy systems is becoming reality because his wealth of knowledge, his logical analysis and his ability to inspire others enabled him to convince and win over many people.

Hermann Scheer’s ideas and plans live on because he succeeded in transforming them into tangible achievements. He set them out in his book “Der energethische Imperativ”, published only days prior to his death. EUROSOLAR and the WCRE will continue his life’s work – to which he devoted himself tirelessly and without wavering, with energy and vision – by building on his achievements, as he would have wanted.