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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.

 

Memoranda & Papers

Feed-In Tariffs - Boosting Energy for our Future

Feed-In Tariffs - Boosting Energy for our FutureWorld Future Council brochure, June, 2007

A guide to one of the world's best environmental policies

Climate Change “is the greatest market failure the world has seen”. This analysis from Nicholas Stern has stimulated decision makers in many countries to consider new approaches to energy policy. Energy is the most important factor in human development, but our present dependence on fossil fuels is in danger of causing untold harm to future generations. Renewable energy (RE) is the best overall solution to climate, energy and economic security.

Feed-In Tariffs - Boosting Energy for our Future (pdf) Feed-In Tariffs - Boosting Energy for our Future (pdf)

www.worldfuturecouncil.org

The Human Right to Renewable Energy

WREA 2005WCRE paper, November 30th, 2005

World Renewable Energy Assembly (WREA) 2005, Bonn/Germany, Final Communiqué
The Human Right to Renewable Energy


“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.“ This first sentence of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights articulates a basic human commitment. Only by respecting this commitment, a humane life in peace can be assured durably. Energy is the fundamental prerequisite of every life. Availability of energy is a fundamental and indivisible human right.

The Human Right to Renewable Energy (pdf) The Human Right to Renewable Energy (pdf)

Joint Declaration for a European Directive to promote renewable heating and cooling

Joint Declaration for a European Directive to promote renewable heating and coolingEUROSOLAR/EREC Joint Declaration, April 7th, 2005

25 % of the EU heating and cooling supply by renewables in 2020 

Europe is at the forefront of renewable energy development worldwide and has significant experience in the formulation of proactive policy measures in this area.

EUROSOLAR/EREC Joint Declaration for a European Directive to promote renewable heating and cooling (pdf) EUROSOLAR/EREC Joint Declaration for a European Directive to promote renewable heating and cooling (pdf)

Renewable Energies instead of Nuclear Power

WCREEUROSOLAR/WCRE paper, October, 2004 

The continued increase of the use of Renewable Energies makes Nuclear Power superfluous

The depletion of the liquid oil and fossil gas reserves approaches. The climate change  caused by fossil fuel emissions has taken dramatic forms in the shape of ever often  occurring weather catastrophes with ever increasing impact in combination with their  resulting economic damage. The broad switch to Renewable Energies is overdue, combined with a tremendous reduction of energy consumption through consequent efficiency increase.

EUROSOLAR/WCRE campaign paper Renewable Energies instead of Nuclear Power (pdf) EUROSOLAR/WCRE campaign paper Renewable Energies instead of Nuclear Power (pdf)

Synopsis of "Renewables 2004" results

renewables 2004WCRE paper, June, 2004

Synopsis of the results of the International Conference for Renewable Energy, "Renewables 2004", and related events, Bonn, June, 2004

Synopsis of  Synopsis of "Renewables 2004" results (pdf)

Renewable Energies - The Challenge for the 21st Century

International Parliamentary Forum on Renewable Energies 2004Resolution for the International Parliamentary Forum on Renewable Energies, June 2nd, 2004, Bonn

The International Parliamentary Forum on Renewable Energies in Bonn on 2 June 2004, hosted by the German Bundestag in association with the International Conference for Renewable Energies (Renewables 2004), was chaired by Hermann Scheer.

Resolution  Resolution "Renewable Energies - The Challenge for the 21st Century" (pdf)

The World Renewable Energy Agenda

WCREWCRE paper, June, 2004

Civilization at the Turning Point: A Breakthrough for Renewable Energy 

World civilisation is at the turning point. Faced with an accelerating compound crisis of the globally established atomic/fossil energy system, an immediate breakthrough for Renewable Energies is inevitable. No more time can be wasted. Further postponement would be irresponsible and further excuses are unacceptable. Escalating oil prices indicate the depletion of fossil resources and the urgent need to replace the current mix of fossil transport fuels. The outcome of the elections in India indicates that the large majority of people who live in the rural areas of developing countries no longer accept their state of increasing poverty. This situation is largely the result of a lack of access to commercial energy. The ongoing climate change is causing an increase in flood and drought catastrophes. These catastrophes are an indication of the disastrous consequences of our society’s continuous use of fossil energy. Widespread power grid failures and blackouts in the westernized world demonstrate the limitations of atomic and fossil power production. The atomic catastrophe in Chernobyl, and the continually escalating dangers of atomic weapon proliferation, testify that the use of atomic technology is not a viable option for the future.

The World Renewable Energy Agenda (pdf)  The World Renewable Energy Agenda (pdf)

The World Renewable Energy Agenda Summary (pdf) The World Renewable Energy Agenda Summary (pdf)