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Welcome to ESTIF’s new member: Janus Energy!
Date: Tuesday 10. of May 2016

ESTIF is glad to welcome on board of the Federation its newest member, Janus Energy!

With 25 years of experience in the field of alternative energy, Janus Energy designs, produces and installs systems for the production of domestic hot water and hot water for swimming pools.  In the field of solar energy, Janus Energy produces Sunnyday uncovered polypropylene solar panels, highly functional both for seasonal performance from May...

EU Strategy on Heating and Cooling: an update
Date: Tuesday 10. of May 2016

The European Parliament is about to start debating on a Report on the Commission’s Strategy on Heating and Cooling. The appointed Rapporteur in the ITRE Committee, MEP Gierek (S&D, PL), has just published his report. Shadow-rapporteurs are now expected to take the lead in proposing amendments to the text.

Meanwhile, ESTIF participated to a stakeholders meeting organized by the Greens Group in the Parliament, to put forward plans and strategies to promote renewables and decarbonisation in...

Energy Labelling: an update
Date: Tuesday 10. of May 2016

The Member of the EU Parliament David Tamburrano, Rapporteur on the new framework for energy efficiency labelling, has succeeded in finding a synthesis between the nearly 700 amendments to the report by his colleagues in the ITRE committee.


The Compromise Amendments cover a broad range of issues under the original report. Most interestingly, compromise amendments on Art.7 on labels and rescaling seem to open a door for a differentiated treatment of heating appliances. According to this...

Statement from the Coalition for Higher Ambition
Date: Tuesday 10. of May 2016

On April, 20th ESTIF co-signed a statement of the Coalition for Higher Ambition on the ratification of the Paris Agreement. The statement called on European leaders to continue to show leadership by delivering ratification of the Paris Agreement as soon as possible, and by working with other countries to support their delivery of the Agreement’s goals and obligations.


It also called for the development of a robust European policy framework with strong, economy-wide targets, and clear...

Waste treatment & Solar Thermal: call for information!
Date: Tuesday 10. of May 2016

Dear ESTIF Members, we have been asked to collect information on the issue of waste treatment and management for the solar thermal sector, according to the EU Waste of Electrical and Electronical Equipment Directive. In particular, we are interested in gathering information on how do we have to treat solar water heaters with integrated electrical backup, and voltage regulators and solar-electric water heating systems, both existing in solar thermal systems, according to the...

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