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Hermann Scheer - Initiator und Mitgründer des WCRE


During the International Impulse Conference for the
Creation of an International Renewable Energy Agency, 
from 8 -10 June 2001 in Berlin, the signatories founded
the independent World Council for Renewable Energy

to consider and deal with the following factors:

  • the fact that the global energy demand is increasing faster than the introduction of Renewable Energy;

  • the comprehensive impacts, climate hazards, burdens to the environment, risk of accidents, conflicts around exhausting resources have caused an urgent need to replace nuclear and fossil energy by renewable ones and focus new investments on Renewable Energy and energy efficiency;

  • the huge discrepancies in energy system requirements between nuclear and fossil energy on the one hand and Renewable Energy on the other require different sources, techniques, infrastructures, investors, forms of business organisation, as well as different economic calculations and political framework conditions;

  • because of the infancy of Renewable Energy, the ongoing dominance of vested interests so far mostly favours conventional energy to the disadvantage of renewable ones;

  • the tremendous natural potential of Renewable Energy could meet - by means of numerous existing and developing technologies for conversion, storage, and utilisation - the energy demand of the whole of mankind sustainably, emission free and ecologically balanced;

  • the experience that the Renewable Energy potential and its opportunities for mankind are still underestimated in theory and not sufficiently considered in practice;

  • the necessity to show the Renewable Energy Potential and the concomitant comprehensive political, economic, technical and cultural opportunities, to overcome the manifold barriers and to speed up the dissemination of Renewable Energy;

  • the necessity to comprehensively stimulate the promotion of Renewable Energy in the fields of policy, economy, and research and development.

The WCRE was co-ordinated in 2001 by a Chairmen Committee:
Scheer, Hermann, Europe (General Chairman); Abdallah, Ahmedou Ould, Africa; Bakshi, Rakesh, India;
Droege, Peter, Australia; Eckhart, Michael, America; associated member: Maegaard, Preben, Denmark, President of the World Wind Energy Association.

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Quelle des Textes: Fondation Document of the WCRE