Eurosolar appoints new president

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Professor Peter Droege has recently been selected by the European Delegates Assembly as President of Eurosolar. Droege is the winner of the European Solar Prize and is considered a specialist in renewable and sustainable urban design, development and infrastructure. He is currently a professor and the chair of urban sustainability, climate and planning education at the University of Liechtenstein.

Droege additionally oversees the Lake Constance-Alpine Rhine Valley Energy and Climate Region initiative; a research project for the development of renewable energy that the University of Liechtenstein is taking part in. He has also been involved academically with Munich’s Technical University of Technology, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Tokyo and different universities in Sydney. Droege originally began his tenure with Eurosolar in 2000 when former president Hermann Scheer, founder of Eurosolar, invited him to join as a World Council for Renewable Energy (WCRE) founding member. He continued for over a decade with Eurosolar and the WCRE on a voluntary basis.

Droege commented on his new appointment stating, “Eurosolar is the most important independently operating association for renewable energy in Europe, founded by Hermann Scheer, Irm Scheer-Pontenagel and supporters in Bonn 1988. It is my duty to serve the European and German public and to support the national sections with their excellent work, to carry on with the rich and successful legacy of these first 20 years in innovative ways and full of energy. No more obstacles should impede a decentralized and locally sourced entirely renewable energy supply. The shift to renewable energy is essential, because the path to social emancipation, economic renewal, regional added value and the very foundation of a healthy ecology lies in it. Only with it the unfolding climate chaos and the nearing production peak of oil can be confronted. The complete move to renewable energy alone can end the unspeakable suffering daily inflicted on mankind by the use of atomic energy and fossil fuels, rooted in history but proved to be completely unnecessary and outdated today.”

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