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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

irena_120.gifPress Release, 17 March 2009

The newly-founded world-organisation International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) already represents over two and a half billion people, over a third of the global population. After India joined IRENA as its 77th member, the number of people living in its member states and thus directly impacted by IRENA, rose to 2,7 billion.

irena_bonn_1.jpgPress Release, 26 January 2009

Bonn, 26 January 2009 - Today 75 states founded the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in Bonn. Since the nineties EUROSOLAR and the WCRE have continuously promoted the idea of IRENA. The German government has initiated the process that now leads to the foundation of IRENA. Nearly 400 representatives from 120 countries, among them 43 ministers, took part in the founding conference.

irena_120.gifPress Release, 22 January 2009

The International Renewable Energy Agency will be established on 26 January 2009 in Bonn, Germany.

Bonn, 22 January 2009 – More than 100 states will attend the Founding Conference of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) next Monday in Bonn. Approximately 50 states announced that they would sign the treaty. Since the nineties Hermann Scheer has continuously promoted the idea of IRENA. The German government has initiated the process that now leads to the foundation of IRENA.

EUROSOLAREUROSOLAR Press Release, December 20th, 2006


Hermann Scheers new book "Energy Autonomy - The economic, social and technological case for Renewable Energy" is available now. For 200 years industrial civilization has relied on the combustion of abundant and cheap carbon fuels. But continued reliance has had perilous consequences. On the one hand there is the insecurity of relying on the world’s most unstable region - the Middle East - compounded by the imminence of peak oil, growing scarcity and mounting prices. On the other, the potentially cataclysmic consequences of continuing to burn fossil fuels, as the evidence of accelerating climate change shows.

EUROSOLAR Press Release, October 30th, 2006

100 % renewable energy supply is feasible

Which technologies currently provide reasonable storage devices for renewable energy? How can these technologies contribute to build an energy supply based entirely on renewables? The First International Renewable Energy Storage Conference (IRES I) centres these questions. From October 30th to 31st, more than 200 experts from 25 countries meet at Gelsenkirchen Science Park (State of North Rhine-Westphalia, NRW), following an invitation of EUROSOLAR and the World Council for Renewable Energy (WCRE).

photocase.comEUROSOLAR Press Release, Prague/Bonn/Brussels, February 14th, 2006

EUROSOLAR, WWEA, EREF, and Nova Energie welcome the announcement by the European Commission to carry out an extensive follow-up of the implementation of the directive for renewable energy electricity in all Member States – European Commission has already started an examination of the lack of transposition of the directive in the Czech Republic.

WCREWCRE Press Release, December 2nd, 2005

The World Renewable Energy Assembly (WREA) 2005 in Bonn/Germany has ended with the adoption of the final communiqué entitled “The Human Right to Renewable Energy”.

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