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World Renewable Energy Congress / Network

c/o Prof. A. Sayigh
Flat 3, Building 5-6
Clarendon Terrace
United Kingdom

+44 (0)1273 625643

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Welcome to the World Renewable Energy Congress - WREN
Introduction to Renewable Energy

WREC - Thailand
Renewable Energies are abundantly available, they are clean and their costs are rapidly
decreasing. A smart mix of decentralized and centralized Renewables – grid-connected and
off-grid – can provide access to energy to those billions of people who do not have it today.
Renewables can accelerate the decarbonisation of the energy sector. Renewables are
providing a unique opportunity for alleviation of poverty and at the same time reduction of
greenhouse gas emissions. The faster Renewables grow, the sooner the world will meet the
ambitions of the Paris Agreement. If we are serious about limiting global warming “well below
2 degrees” until the end of the century, there is no realistic alternative to fully decarbonizing
the energy sector and more.
Today, Renewable Energy is contributing about 20% to the world’s total final energy
consumption, about half of which is from traditional biomass and – growing at slightly faster
rates than the world’s energy demand – a growing share of which from modern renewables,
such as wind, solar, hydropower, biomass and geothermal. In the electricity sector, the share
of renewables is already 25% today, with hydropower providing two thirds, but solar and wind
power growing exponentially. For several consecutive years now, more Renewable power
capacity has been installed globally than any other technology or source. Particularly wind and
solar power, but also other sources and applications, are the cheapest sources of energy
around the world.
Hundreds and thousands of cities, communities and regions, but also more than 50 countries
have already committed to a 100% renewable energy future – most of them aiming at 2050
the latest. Large international companies have committed to sourcing all their electricity or
even all their energy completely from Renewables – and they are striving to achieve this
objective before the middle of the century. An increasing number of scenarios on all levels –
including the world as a whole – are being developed which show that a fully renewable
energy based system is possible – and cheaper than continuing the fossil and nuclear based
energy system. Renewable energy is creating jobs for more than 10 million people and
presently is attracting an investment of more than US$400 billion a year.

About the World Renewable Energy Congress / Network (WREC/WREN)

WREN is a major non-profit organization registered in the United Kingdom with charitable status and affiliated to UNESCO, the Deputy Director General of which is its honorary President. It has a Governing Council, an Executive Committee and a Director General. It maintains links with many United Nations, governmental and non-governmental organisations.

Established in 1992 during the second World Renewable Energy Congress in Reading, UK, WREN is one of the most effective organizations in supporting and enhancing the utilisation and implementation of renewable energy sources that are both environmentally safe and economically sustainable. This is done through a worldwide network of agencies, laboratories, institutions, companies and individuals, all working together towards the international diffusion of renewable energy technologies and applications. Representing most countries in the world, it aims to promote the communication and technical education of scientists, engineers, technicians and managers in this field and to address itself to the energy needs of both developing and developed countries.

Over two billion dollars have now been allocated to projects dealing with renewable energy and the environment by the World Solar Summit and World Solar Decade along with the World Bank. This shows that at last the important message is being heard. The renewable energy community has exhibited a lot of courage, stamina and willpower, demonstrating renewable energy to be a viable energy provider. We should continue at a faster pace.

Purpose of WREC

At no time in modern history has energy played a more crucial role in the development and well being of nations than at present. The source and nature of energy, the security of supply and the equity of distribution, the environmental impact of its supply and utilization, are all crucial matters to be addressed by suppliers, consumers, governments, industry, academia, and financial institutions.

The World Renewable Energy Congress (WREC), a major recognised forum for networking between these sectors, addresses these issues through regular meetings and exhibitions, bringing together representatives of all those involved in the supply, distribution, consumption and development of energy sources which are benign, sustainable, accessible and economically viable. WREC enables policy makers, researchers, manufacturers, economists, financiers, sociologists, environmentalists and others to present their views in Plenary and Technical Sessions and to participate in discussions, both formal and informal, thus facilitating the transfer of knowledge between nations, institutions, disciplines and individuals. The World Renewable Energy Congress VIII in Denver, USA attended by more than a thousand participants, signalled the increasing importance of renewable energy, but much effort is still required to make it a major energy supplier.

Global Activities of WREC/WREN

It is Safer and Healthier with Renewable Energy
The global activities of the World Renewable Energy Congress / Network encompass:
  • International congresses (World Renewable Energy Congress, WREC)
  • Regional meetings
  • Workshops on renewable energy topics
  • Competitions and awards promoting renewable energy
  • Journal publication "Renewable Energy"
  • Scientific publications
  • Targeted books and annual magazine
  • Newsletter

Seminars, Workshps and Symposiums

Bahrain Renewable Energy Seminar 2015

WREN New Journal in Renewable Energy and Sustainability
An International Journal

Expecting the New Journal in Renewable Energy Journal


Friend of Associated Death

2018 - World Renewable Energy Network -WREN has been awarded - The Crown of the Best Organisation promoting Renewable Energy in the UK


> Best Award for WREN
World Renewable Energy Congress - WREC - 2018 London, UK

WREC - 18, July 30- August 3, 2018

This is WREN Eighteen World Congress and the second one at the University of Kingston, UK 30 July-3 August 2018.
WREN COUNCIL MEETING WILL BE ON Monday AFTERNOON 30 July 2018. The Congress Opening is on Tuesday Morning at 9:00 AM At the University Main Hall.

> World Renewable Energy Congress -18, FINAL REPORT
> Some of the photographs at WREC-18, by Aboulnaga
> Vidio of some of the events at WREC-18
Green Cities, Sustainable Buildings & Renewable Energy


Bahrain Kingdom University and WREN 10th Seminar in Bahrain aiming towards GREEN BUILDINGS and GREEN CITIES with the USE of Renewable Energy. 11 and 12 February 2018 at ART Rotana Hotel, Amwaj Islands
Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain

> Green Cities, Sustainable Buildings & Renewable Energy
Sustainable Buildings & Renewables Seminar

Kingdom University & WREN Seminar in Bahrain

Under the patronage of H E Dr Abdulhussain Mirza Minister of Electricity & Water on 15 & 16 April at Crown Plaza Hotel - Manama, a major Seminar on Renewable Energy and Green Buildings will be held. This is no.9 in the Kingdom of Bahrain which WREC - WREN
is organizing.

Ajman - WREN Symposium in Green Buildings & Renewable Energy, 10 & 11 April 2017 at Al Zorah Pavilion | Ajman

Ajman Municipality & World Renewable Energy Congress Symposium

Selection of Top Experts and Architects from Europe and from University of Ajman will deliver their presentations covering the necessity of having green buildings and the use of clean energy - Renewables for electricity in the Region.

> Under H H Shiekh Rashed Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi Head of Municipality and Planning Dept. the above Symposium will take place. See the Program?
WREN-ISESCO International Seminar in Britain

Brighton Seminar - 97

This is WREN Annual Seminar in Britain with Top Speakers about all aspects of Renewable Energy at the Old Ship Hotel
Brighton, UK from 21-27 October 2018

> WREN-ISESCO International Seminar in Britain
Last update 21/01/2018