Bonn, 18 May 2020 - In its meeting on 14 May 2020, the EUROSOLAR International Board unanimously issued the following statement:
Bonn, 29.04.2020 - Peter Droege, President of EUROSOLAR, Axel Berg, Chairman of the German section, and Claus P. Baumeister, EUROSOLAR Curator, jointly declare
The capacity for rapid and comprehensive financial, economic and social measures, newly discovered in the Corona crisis, should not lead to a relaunch of the old polluting industries. Instead, it must be used to fight the escalating climate catastrophe. It is disproportionately more dangerous for our health and the economy, and has been raging for much longer.
A historic task holds us all responsible. The virus SARS-CoV-2 has the world on edge. Massive international action is being taken to contain the epidemic and prevent it from infecting a global economy that was booming until recently. But the fossil pandemic is far more dangerous than that.
The energy transition won’t be achieved top-down but bottom-up: by local actors who are the real heroes and changemakers of the energy transition. This year, EUROSOLAR will award the first renewable energy pioneers of the new decade.
EUROSOLAR is looking for the people who create the #EnergyRevolutionNow.
EUROSOLAR’s 2020 message to Europe: Declare Climate & Energy Emergency – Renewable Escalation Now
EUROSOLAR leads the good fight in climate stabilisation efforts, united with many others. We are prepared to accelerate and escalate renewable energy uptake to 100% and beyond ever more rapidly – with a growing community of allies of all ranks and ages – from green bankers to elementary school students. On this World Climate Emergency Strike Day we call for a supportive Renewable Energy for Climate Stabilisation Emergency Declaration.
Esch-sur-Alzette (Luxembourg). EUROSOLAR presents eight pioneering projects for the European energy revolution: Today the European Association for Renewable Energies and its Luxembourgian section honoured eight nominees from six different countries with the European Solar Prize 2019 at the Campus Belval in Luxembourg’s picturesque Esch-sur-Alzette. The prize was awarded in the categories municipalities, solar architecture, commercial companies, local or regional associations, education and vocational training and one world cooperation as well as for special achievement. Promising examples of actors, who demonstrate that the European energy transition is already successfully being put into practice ‘from below‘, are this year’s award winners.
The internationally renowned university competition in innovative homebuilding “Solar Decathlon Europe” has elected this year’s champions during the last two weeks of July in Szentendre, Hungary. The competition aims at demonstrating how to meet energy needs from free resources like solar energy and how to integrate these technologies with affordable and reliable architectural solutions.
Bonn/Luxembourg, 22 July 2019. In order to save our common livelihood, we have to take action now. A real energy turnaround towards 100 percent renewable energy needs to be implemented now by actors on various levels of society and politics. Luckily, there are shining examples of creativity and engagement for renewables to be found all over Europe. Some of them will be awarded with the European Solar Prize 2019 in Luxembourg on 15 November.
On the occasion of the Bonn Climate Change Conference, June 17 - 27, EUROSOLAR calls for a long overdue emergency response: The massive deployment of Decentralised Renewable Energy Systems. The most recent power outages in South America also show that the projections, goals and methods of both international conferences and national pathways are still entirely inadequate.