The World Renewable Energy Congress (WREC) is a long running bi-annual gathering of academics and practitioners, linked via the World Renewable Energy Network (WREN). Although based in the UK, its bi-annual sessions, and other regular sub-gatherings, take place all over the world. This year, however, for its 18th session, WREC returned — for a second time — to Kingston University in suburban Surrey. Big hitters included David Renné, president of the International Solar Energy Society, who offered an inspiring overview of pathways to 100% renewable energy, and Rainer Hinrichs-Rahlwes, vice-president, European Renewable Energies Federation (EREF), and board member of the German Renewable Energy Federation (BEE), looking critically at Europe’s 2030 targets: the EU is trying, he said, but needs to do better.
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