The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) attended the founding meeting of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), where 75 nations agreed to accelerate the adoption of renewable energy.
‘The founding of IRENA has been a long time coming, and renewable energy has had to win out against 20 years of fierce opposition by conventional energy forces,’ says Wolfgang Palz, former head of renewable energy for the European Commission. ‘It has been a struggle worth winning. Yet the real work lies ahead. We must scale up the use of renewable energies. This will require commitments, cooperation between nations and learning from each other.’
The founding document was signed by 75 countries, and the U.S. was represented by an observer from the U.S. State Department Embassy in Berlin. ACORE attended as an invited observer and has pledged its collaboration as a non-government organization with IRENA, and is urging official U.S. membership.
SOURCE: American Council On Renewable Energy