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Workshop on Solar district heating
Date: Wednesday 11. of January 2017

                     

The day before the ESTIF General Assembly, one of the workshops organised was focused on solar district heating.

The goal of this workshop was get more information and also discuss the development in solar district heating, considering that this is one of the most promising segments in the solar sector.

The discussion, moderated by ESTIF Board member Stephan Fintelmann, from KBB, included an interesting exchange...

Workshop on Solar thermal and Labelling activities
Date: Wednesday 11. of January 2017

                     

The day before the ESTIF General Assembly, one of the workshops organised was dedicated to the topic “Solar thermal and Labelling activities - Interaction between regulations, standardisation and certification”.

This meeting provided an overview of upcoming challenges related to Energy Labelling and Ecodesign, as well as an update on the main work being done with regard to standardisation & certification...

ESTIF work plan for 2017 presented and discussed at the ESTIF Genreal Assembly
Date: Wednesday 11. of January 2017

During the last General Assembly the ESTIF Work Plan for 2017 was discussed.

The priorities look into the main actions for which ESTIF can play a significant role, either having a medium to long term impact or a short to medium term impact in the sector.

On the medium to long term, the main topic is to position solar heating and cooling in the future energy mix. This need for positioning implies an understanding of the what the future energy system could look like and how solar heating and...

Update on the Primary Energy Factor discussion
Date: Wednesday 11. of January 2017

Regarding the topic of the Primary Energy Factor (PEF), we want to add some information to the previous reporting done (see article here).

ESTIF continues working with different associations in order to promote a better understanding of topic among decision makers. The European Commission has issued its proposal and now it is up to the European Parliament and Member States to state their position. This will still be a long process. At this stage the focus is on individual meetings with Members...

ESTIF met European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy
Date: Wednesday 11. of January 2017

                         

ESTIF and other renewable trade associations had a meeting with the Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete on the 8th November. This meeting took place at a critical moment of the preparation of the European Commission proposals regarding the Clean Energy Package, which was released on the 30th November.

Pedro Dias, ESTIF Secretary General took part at this meeting, together with a group of representatives of...

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