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Project meeting - FROnT – Fair RHC Options and Trade
Date: Wednesday 21. of December 2016

The 33-month long EU project, FROnT coordinated by ESTIF is currently being finalised. The final project meeting took place on 12 and 13 December in Warsaw, hosted by the Polish Energy Agency, KAPE. The final report to be submitted to the European Commission is under preparation.

FROnT in a nutshell

The leaflet of the project, summarising the aims and results is accessible here in 6 languages (for another language than English, please click on the following image):


Belgian/German Chamber of Commerce Event on Solar Thermal
Date: Wednesday 21. of December 2016

On the 22nd of November, the Belgian-German Chamber of Commerce organised a business trip for German companies interested in the Belgian solar thermal market. The event involved a conference with external presentations, and a part reserved for business networking and exchanges between German and Belgian participants.

ESTIF policy officer, Stefano Lambertucci, participated in the event, giving a presentation on the EU legislative framework supporting solar thermal. Also, Wim Persoons, from...

ESTIF Workshop on the Electrification of Heating
Date: Wednesday 21. of December 2016

On the 1st of December, on the eve of ESTIF General Assembly, ESTIF organised a workshop on the role of Solar Thermal in the electrification of Heating and Cooling. The aim of the workshop was to present the issue of electrification in a broader context, presenting the legislative framework in which this issue is taking place.


The electrification of heating and cooling is a topic present in the current legislative review, where there are measures being discussed that shall step up the...

The EU Clean Energy Package Unveiled
Date: Wednesday 21. of December 2016

On November 30, The European Commission released a set of legislative measures related to the energy sector, referred to as the Clean Energy Package. These measures are part of the implementation of the Energy Union strategy, and are aimed at providing the legislative framework for the period 2020 – 2030 for the energy sector in Europe.

Most notably, the package contains the revised Renewable Energy Directive (RED), the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) and Energy Performance of Buildings...

Debate on the Primary Energy Factor
Date: Monday 31. of October 2016

The European Commission is due to publish its major legislative reviews on the energy sector -EED, EPBD, RED, Market Design- before the end of the year. This is the precise moment in which changes to the current energy policies can be introduced, which could affect the future energy mix.

The electrification of the energy system (both for the heating and for the transports sectors) is on top of this agenda (see dedicated briefing note). The two camps now being clearly set and pushing in...

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