WCRE Press Releases

WCRE Press Release, 14 December 2011

Great fanfare surrounded recent announcements regarding the purported adoption of nuclear power by South Africa and Nigeria. This fallacious path is hailed by some misguided leaders as the 'right to nuclear power' by the poor - perpetuating the 60-year old fantasy that splitting the atom is key to unlocking development.

WCRE Press Release 12 December 2011

After COP-out 17: Code RED
Durban rings death knell for emissions based negotiations control: rise of a renewable energy path to climate control can no longer wait

For the 17th time the global community's attempts to control the explosion in greenhouse gas emissions has failed miserably - a tragic yet predictable outcome. The reasons were only in part power-politics-as-usual by the polluting countries, trapped in an economic model rewarding short term profit over humanity's survival.

WCRE Press Release, April 29, 2011

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

This week on April 26 marked the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl atomic power disaster. The Fukushima catastrophe earlier this year reiterates that level 7 incidents will always threaten the world - it occurred in an advanced industrial country with some of the highest safety standards.

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".

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