Solar Decathlon Europe 2019 will take place in Szentendre, Hungary 22-24 July 2019.
The event unites the local government of Szentendre, EMI, a non-profit organisation for quality control and innovation in building, and BME, the Budapest University of Technology & Economics.
SDE19 in Szentendre will emphasize renovation simulation, providing a frame of existing buildings
that pose renovation challenges stemming from local urban factors.
The Solar Decathlon Europe is an international competition that challenges collegiate teams to design and build houses powered exclusively by the renewable energy sources: the main aim of competition is to promote of architectural solutions related to solar energy, renewable energies and innovative technologies through the houses built by the university teams.
Prof. Droege reviews and critiques the seven entries to the URBAN TERRITORIES IN TRANSITION. THE GREATER GENEVA CONSULTATION Competition, at the Trienniale Milano 2019.
Background – In 2008, the French-Swiss area around Geneva concluded a decades long development by creating a new territorial entity, the Greater Geneva. Since then, substantial work has been done in creating an ecological metropolis in domains such transports, housing and landscape preservation.
Through an extended public-private partnership, the Braillard Architectural Foundation initiated the Greater Geneva Consultation, in which seven interdisciplinary teams were selected to design the transitional phase of the agglomeration: taking into account such aspects as energy, water and other resources, biodiversity, migration, equality, and mobility.
Showcase your city’s renewable energy action, share your insights and be featured in the First Edition REN21 Renewables in Cities Global Status Report!
Does your city have a target, policy or innovative business model integrating renewable energy in buildings, industry, transport or power grids? How is your city mobilizing finance and involving citizens in renewable energy projects? REN21 invites you to share your renewable energy stories and actions and be part of the collaborative effort to create the first global report on renewable energy in cities.
There are two ways to get involved: fill in the questionnaire, available on (in English); or send REN21 any relevant data you might have (e.g. pdf, excel, webpage) directly via email to (in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish). Deadline is 18 March 2019.
Thanks for your contribution – your city will be featured on the REN21 web portal and your contribution will be acknowledged in the final report!
Peter Droege has been appointed as Special Advisor to the Paris-based organisation REN21 (www.ren21.net). It issues the Renewable Energy Global Status Report each year, and, from this year, the Renewables in Cities Global Status Report.
17 November 2018. Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany
Peter Droege will chair this year’s 2018 European Solar Prize ceremony.
Since 1994 EUROSOLAR has recognized outstanding commitment in the field of renewable energy with the annual European Solar Prize. Ground-breaking projects and initiatives from all sectors of society are selected with the purpose of making pioneers and innovators the focus of public awareness and of giving fresh impetus to an energy turnaround that is decentralized and based on renewables.
Having previously been held in Prague, Barcelona and Vienna, this year’s edition of the European Solar Prize will be awarded in EUROSOLAR’S hometown of Bonn – within the framework of the 30th anniversary of EUROSOLAR and the associated annual partnership with the city of Bonn.
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30 years of EUROSOLAR – European symposium and parlamentarian evening: A Europe of Renewable Energies
27 September 2018. Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Berlin, Germany
Peter Droege, EUROSOLAR President, chaired the European symposium and parlamentarian evening: A Europe of Renewable Energies. The focus was on the positions and the cooperation of the European member states in the course of the energy transition and the overcoming of the dependence on coal, oil and gas in order to finance a solar Europe and to finally turn away from the nuclear industry.
Impulses from the EUROSOLAR sections and a parliamentary discussion forum were to used for in-depth and practical discussions. The day was rounded off with a joint evening reception and good entertainment. The comprehensive daily programme was available here.
The event was supported by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and was interpreted in German and English.
Prof. Peter Droege speaks at the presentation of the 2018 World Nuclear Industry Status Report, with discussion at the Berlin Öko-Institut on 26 September 2018.
Since 1992, the World Nuclear Industry Report has been documenting the global development of nuclear power as a source of energy. This year’s report was written by the independent renowned energy and nuclear energy expert Mycle Schneider. It was produced with the support of the MacArthur Foundation, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), and the Heinrich Böll Foundation in France. The Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament, the Zukunftserbe Foundation, the Elektrizitätswerke Schönau (EWS), and the Swiss Energy Foundation are also among the project’s sponsors.
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Peter Droege speaks on occasion of the 2018 German Solar Prize, 15 September 2018, Muenster-Carree, Bonn.
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Im feierlichen Rahmen wurde am Samstag, dem 15. September, der Deutsche Solarpreis 2018 verliehen. Anlässlich des 30-jährigen Jubiläums von EUROSOLAR und der damit verbundenen Jahrespartnerschaft mit der Stadt Bonn fand die traditionelle Preisverleihung im Bonner Münster-Carré statt. Gemeinsam mit der EnergieAgentur.NRW wurde der von EUROSOLAR e.V. ins Leben gerufene Preis in acht Kategorien vergeben.
Prof. Peter Droege speaks at the DAAD Alumni Seminar (Stadt-) Kompetenzen stärken „Stadtentwicklung und Zukunftsplanung Europa“ on 14-15.09.2018 at the Landesakademie Schloss Rotenfels, Gaggenau, Germany.