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Steering Commitee of the ESTTP
Date: Monday 20. of February 2017

On January the 23rd, the Steering Committee of the European Solar Thermal Technology Panel (ESTTP) held its first meeting for 2017, in Brussels. The meeting focused on the main issues at stake for this year, namely the RHC-ETIP, the debate on the SET-Plan, and the policy framework for the sector, following the release of the Commission Clean Energy Package.

Participants extensively discussed the role of H&C in the SET-Plan with DG RTD representative Piero de Bonis, expressing their...

IEA Renewable heating and cooling workshop
Date: Monday 20. of February 2017

The renewable energy division of the International Energy Agency organised a workshop dedicated to renewable heating and cooling. This event, supported by the Finnish Government, took place in Paris, on the 7th of February.

Its main purpose was to gather key policymakers, industry and experts in order to identify policy success factors, as well as challenges that need to be addressed for the strongest uptake of renewable heating and cooling.

ESTIF was represented by its Secretary-General,...

Renewable Heating & Cooling ignored in the SET-Plan
Date: Monday 20. of February 2017

The current stage of the implementation of the Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan) was widely discussed at the last meeting of the ESTTP Steering Committee, on the 23rd of January, as well as at the meeting of the RHC-ETIP Board, on the 24th of January.

The current implementation does not include Renewable Heating & Cooling. This issue has been discussed between experts from the Renewable Heating & Cooling sector and the European Commission, without success until this...

New ESTIF Board holds first meeting of the year
Date: Monday 20. of February 2017

The newly elected Board of Directors held its first meeting. This meeting was longer than usual, lasting one day and a half, on the 18 and 19th January. This longer duration allowed for deeper debate on the most relevant topics related to the solar thermal sector and ESTIF work. Building on the discussions that took place during the ESTIF General Assembly, the discussions have provided a deeper insight into the Board’s views on the 2017 priorities During the second day, it was also discussed...

European Commission workshop on heating & cooling
Date: Monday 20. of February 2017

 

On the 26th of January, the European Commission organized an informal meeting on the heating and cooling related provisions of the Commission's proposal for a revised Renewable Energy Directive post 2020. The purpose of the meeting was to introduce the relevant provisions of the proposal and clarify any possible questions stakeholders may have in order to facilitate a better understanding of the provisions ahead of the forthcoming legislative work.

After a presentation of the key innovative...

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