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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.

IRENA-Conference BonnPress release, Bonn, January 22, 2009

The International Renewable Energy Agency will be established on 26 January 2009 in Bonn, Germany.

More than 100 states will attend the Founding Conference of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) next Monday in Bonn. Approximately 50 states announced that they would sign the treaty. Since the nineties EUROSOLAR and the WCRE have continuously promoted the idea of IRENA. The German government has initiated the process that now leads to the foundation of IRENA.

IRENA-Conference BonnPress release, Bonn, January 26, 2009

International Renewable Energy Agency established in Bonn, Germany.

Today 75 states founded the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in Bonn. Since the nineties EUROSOLAR and the WCRE have continuously promoted the idea of IRENA. The German government has initiated the process that now leads to the foundation of IRENA. Nearly 400 representatives from 120 countries, among them 43 ministers, took part in the founding conference.

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Wuppertal/Berlin, August 26, 2008


Conference: Experts from twelve countries inform about the variety of technologies available for the storage of renewable energy 

EUROSOLAR and the World Council for Renewable Energy (WCRE) invite to the Third International Renewable Energy Storage Conference that will take place in the German capital Berlin, November 24-25, 2008. In the representation of the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia international experts will discuss the possibilities and still impossibilities for storing energy gained from renewable sources. The event takes place in cooperation with the German Federal Environment Ministry and the EnergyAgency.NRW,  the service provider of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia in all energy matters.

logo_72.gifAt the invitation of the German Federal Government representatives of 60 countries met today and yesterday (10th and 11th April 2008) in Berlin at the Preparatory Conference for the Foundation of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

Over the last years, the  World Council for Renewable Energy (WCRE) and EUROSOLAR have been the main driving force behind the initiative to establish an International Renewable Energy Agency. Now the German Government has agreed to push the process forward.

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