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WCRE Press Release, 13 March 2011

World Council for Renewable Energy (WCRE) insists on a global ban on new nuclear power, phase-out of current plants - and a decisive, immediate move to a 100% renewable world


The Chairpersons of the WCRE express their shock and sorrow, and their full sympathy and solidarity with the people of Japan.

The awesome power of plate tectonics triggered on 11 March 2011 a series of massive earthquakes and subsequent destructive flood waves off the Sendai, Japan, coast. In the Miyagi prefecture port town of Minamisanriku alone 10,000 are missing - one glimpse of a tragedy of global proportions.

Bonn, 3 February 2011

"To keep costs down, we should install more wind power plants where the wind blows and more photovoltaic plants where the sun shines" Günther Oettinger, the European commissioner for energy said end of January. Responding to his statement, EUROSOLAR managing director Irm Pontenagel says: "Mr Oettinger's recommendations to supposedly keep costs down base on the assumption that "efficiency on-site" is the decisive factor in the price of renewable energy. This is not the case however; the most efficient use always is closest to the point of consumption".

Berlin, November 25, 2010

With nearly 600 attendees from 41 countries the International Renewable Energy Storage Conference (IRES) turned into the biggest information exchange platform existing in this form. Organizers are EUROSOLAR and the World Council for Renewable Energy in cooperation with EnergyAgency.NRW. As it shot to such prominence, IRES would again take place in the coming year said Irm Pontenagel, managing director of EUROSOLAR.

Berlin, November 22, 2010

550 energy professionals from 30 countries discuss on storage of energy from the renewable source

The fifth International Renewable Energy Storage Conference (IRES), hosted by EUROSOLAR and the World Council for Renewable Energy (WCRE), began in Berlin on Monday. Over the course of this 3-day event, some 550 experts from Germany and abroad will gather at the Seminaris CampusHotel Science & Conference Center to discuss and debate the technologies, available and in development, for storing energy generated from renewable resources. As in previous years, the event is being held in cooperation with EnergyAgency.NRW, service provider of the State of Nordrhein-Westfalen in all energy matters.

Berlin, November 19, 2010

EUROSOLAR and the World Council for Renewable Energy (WCRE) will host the fifth International Renewable Energy Storage Conference (IRES) in Berlin on 22 - 24 November 2010. 500 experts from Germany and abroad will gather at the Science & Conference Center of the Berlin Seminaris CampusHotel to discuss and debate the technologies, available and in development, for storing electricity and heat from the renewable source. As in previous years, the event will be held in cooperation with EnergyAgency.NRW.

This year’s IRES conference themes include the demand for storage in renewable energy supply, economic aspects and operation and business models for stationary storage systems, already accomplished storage solutions and solar photovoltaic energy storage. Speakers come from Germany, France, The Netherlands, Switzerland, China, Japan, United States and other countries.

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