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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 CaƱete 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...

Solar thermal in the future energy mix
Date: Wednesday 11. of January 2017

During the General Assembly one of the points addressed was the importance of developing a strategic discussion in ESTIF about the role of solar thermal in the future energy mix, with 2050 in the horizon. This process will start at the upcoming Board of Directors meeting and at the next ESTTP Steering Group meeting, respectively on the 18th and 23rd January.

This topic was also addressed in a presentation by ESTIF Secretary General at Solar TR. You can find the presentation here.

Those...

ESTIF engaged in enhancing Solar Keymark Network (SKN) communication
Date: Wednesday 11. of January 2017

                     

ESTIF will be leading over the year a SKN working group on communications. The priorities were identified at the last SKN meeting and can be found here.

ESTIF also submitted, together with Working Group members, a proposal for additional communication activities to the 8th call of the Solar Certification Fund (SCF) of the Solar Keymark Network (SKN).

ESTIF members interested in providing their opinion on SKN...

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