Hermann Scheer
( 1999 , Germany )

...for his indefatigable work for the promotion of solar energy worldwide.

Renewable energies are inexhaustible. They do not destroy the environment. They are available everywhere. Their use facilitates solidarity with future generations. They secure the future of humankind.

Hermann Scheer (1944-2010), founder of EUROSOLAR, the European Association for Solar Energy, promoted the development of solar energy worldwide, starting from the premise that the main obstacle to an economic system entirely based on renewable energy is mainly political. He believed that the continuation of current patterns of energy use will be environmentally catastrophic and lead to the end of human civilization, while the only realistic alternative energy source is solar energy. Scheer considerably lobbied at the European level, initiating a EUROSUN Intergroup of the European Parliament and became chairman of its Advisory Board.


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