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Initiative for an International Renewable Energy Agency

Energy Autonomy
Energy Autonomy.
The Economic, Social and Technological Case for Renewable Energy. Earthscan/James & James, December 2006.

Feed-In Tariffs - Boosting Energy for our Future
Feed-In Tariffs - Boosting Energy for our Future. A guide to one of the world's best environmental policies. World Future Council brochure, June 2007.


Press Releases

WCREWCRE Press Release, September 16th, 2005 WCRE Press Release, July, 14th, 2005

"World Renewable Energy Assembly" from November 26th to 30th, 2005

In the aftermath of the International Conference for Renewable Energies, “Renewables 2004” in Bonn, the global search for new approaches to enhance the growth of renewable energy technologies is continuing. In November 2005, Bonn will be, once again, the centre of these efforts.

Czech Renewable Energy lawEUROSOLAR Press Release, Prague/Bonn/Brussels, May 20th, 2005 

Further improvements required to tap the country’s wind and other renewable energy potentials

The Czech Parliament has adopted a new feed-in law for renewable energy at the end of March which was published at the beginning of May. The new legislation includes a shift towards a feed-in tariff scheme which has been the main driver in the internationally leading wind markets.

Joint Declaration Heating CoolingEUROSOLAR Press Release, Brussels/Bonn, April 7th, 2005

25% by 2020

Today a joint declaration urging for an EU directive in the field of renewable heating and cooling was presented by a large group of supporters. Initiated by the European Renewable Energy Council, the declaration calls upon the EU Institutions to act in the missing field of legislation: the neglected giant of renewable heating and cooling.

Car industry diminishes itselfPress Release, March 30th, 2005

With regard to the car industry´s legal action against the enactment for climate protection of the Californian administration, the German parliamentarian, president of EUROSOLAR and general chairman of the World Council for Renewable Energy (WCRE) declares:

Hermann Scheer and Arnold SchwarzeneggerEUROSOLAR Press Release, Bonn, March 8th, 2005

EUROSOLAR president and WCRE Chair Dr Hermann Scheer met Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger

The Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, has declared the massive mobilisation of renewable energy as a major political goal: 33% of California’s energy supply is to be based on renewable energy by the year 2020 (sun, wind, water, plant fuel). As one of the measures to reach this target, a draft bill has been presented on Monday to implement a 1,000,000 solar roof program.

European Solar PrizeEUROSOLAR Press Release, Bonn/Berlin, November 8th, 2004

In 2004, EUROSOLAR awards the 11th time the European Solar Prize for outstanding examples and initiatives for the utilization of Renewable Energies. Since 1994, this Prize has been awarded in various categories.

World Wind Energy Award given to Hermann ScheerEUROSOLAR Press Release, November 2nd, 2004

On the first day of the 3rd World Wind Conference, held in Beijing from the 1st to 4th of November, member of the German Parliament Hermann Scheer and Minister for the Environment Jürgen Trittin have been awarded by the World Wind Energy Association.  With the award the conference honoured Germany’s leading position in wind energy, to which both politicians contributed substantially. Furthermore both laureates were awarded for their international engagement in promoting wind energy.

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