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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.



Second World Conference and Exhibition on Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conversion, Vienna, July 6th to 10th, 1998

" 100 years people will say: the work is done, we are living in the Solar Age."

Ladies and gentlemen,
Fellow Solar Advocates,
Dear Mrs. Loretta Schaeffer,
and Chairpersons Jürgen Schmid, Sheila Bailey and Kosuke Kuokawa,

Conflicts are the salt of every new development in society - large. Civilian culture guarantees that they are carried out peacefully, rationally and responsibly. I like to provoke conflicts in order to overcome paralysed conditions and eradicate discrepancies between existing dangers and missing initiatives. I'm not a consensus man.

Second World Conference and Exhibition on Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conversion, Vienna, July 6th to 10th, 1998

"Er ist ein Weltbürger!"
Laudatory Speech of Loretta Schaeffer

For me it is a very great honour to have this role because I first started working in solar photovoltaics, very first at the European Conference in Montreal. That's where I first learned to spell solar photovoltaics and my being there at that time was a sign that the World Bank was strongly interested in this area. But it was at the first World Solar Photovoltaic Conference in Hawaii that there really was a dedicated commitment of the World Bank to photovoltaic development in the developing world. I have just retired and I am satisfied - pleased to know that there is no turning back on that roots for the World Bank.

Speech of Dr. Hermann Scheer, President of EUROSOLAR, at the Closing Session of the European Congress on Renewable Energy Implementation, Athens, May 7th, 1997

The fault of the “energy discussion” lies in the assumption that it is an energy discussion. We can speak a lot and endlessly on the desastrous consequences and social costs of climate change. But if the discussion arrives at concrete figures, the chorus of contemporate economists is asking for competetiveness.

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