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(c) irena.orgPress release, Sharm El Sheik, June 29, 2009

Seminal decision marks world wide energy transition

Commenting on the decision of the Preparatory Commission of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in Sharm El Sheik (Egypt) on the headquarters and the Director General of this newly formed institution, Hermann Scheer, Chair of the World Council for Renewable Energy (WCRE) and President of EUROSOLAR said:

windraeder120.jpgDeclaration on the formation of IRENA, June 2009
by the Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy


We, as long-term supporters of renewable energy and representatives of prominent organisations working in this field bring the following letter to the attention of the delegates from IRENA signatory countries, by paying full respect to all the delegate’s forthcoming decisions at the second meeting of the Preparatory Commission in Egypt on June 29 and 30 2009.

(c) irena.orgPress release, Bonn/Berlin, June 19, 2009

The number of member states of IRENA, the newly founded International Renewable Energy Agency, has jumped up to 100. The number of people living in its member states and thus directly impacted by IRENA, rose to more than 3,2 billion people. More countries are expected to join prior to the next meeting of IRENA’s signatory countries at the end of June in Sharm El-Sheikh (Egypt). The US and Australia are expected to join soon.

irena300.gifPress release, 6 February 2009

Scheer: After India became a member,
                                 further states can be expected to join IRENA.

Berlin, 6 February 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 76th member, the number of people living in its member states and thus directly impacted by IRENA, rose to 2,68 billion.

Press release, Madrid/Bonn, October 25, 2008

Successful conclusion of the Final Preparatory Conference on the Foundation of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in Madrid

At the Final Preparatory Conference for the establishment of IRENA on October 23 and 24 in Madrid, 51 states reached a broad agreement on the statute of the international governmental agency. "The path is now cleared for the Founding Conference of IRENA on January 26, 2009 in Bonn", announced Hermann Scheer, member of the German parliament. Hermann Scheer, as president of EUROSOLAR and General Chairman of the World Council for Renewable Energy (WCRE), has been advocating the establishment of IRENA both in Germany and at the international level since early 1990.

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