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Parliament and Energy Council debate EU Clean Energy package
Date: Friday 31. of March 2017

 

At the Energy Council of 27 February 2017, Energy Ministers of the EU member states gave their first reactions on the Commission’s extensive “Clean Energy for All Europeans” legislative package. The package includes most notably the revision of the RES Directive, energy efficiency and new governance rules.

Prior to the meeting of the Council, ESTIF, together with other sectorial organisations, had sent a letter expressing concerns over the lack of ambition in the package, especially for...

EU Statistics Regulation & Solar Thermal
Date: Friday 31. of March 2017

On March 2017, the European Commission launched a review of Regulation (EC) No 1099/2008 on energy statistics. ESTIF welcomed this as an opportunity to bring much needed clarification to a very important piece of legislation, and to redress existing shortcomings in the text.

Energy statistics represent a crucial issue in the light of the current developments of EU policies in the field of climate and energy. Key legislation underpinning the energy sector, such as those proposed under the...

ESTIF takes part in EU VAT consultation
Date: Friday 31. of March 2017

On 7 April 2016, the Commission adopted an Action Plan on VAT - Towards a single EU VAT area. The Action Plan provides clear orientations towards a robust single European VAT area and also sets out actions to adapt the VAT system to the needs of SMEs and proposes options for a modernised policy on EU rules governing VAT rates.

The consultation aimed at obtaining stakeholders views' on the following aspects:

The need for EU action in the field of VAT rates;The proper balance between...

IEA Renewable Energy Working Party meeting in Paris
Date: Friday 31. of March 2017

 

 

On Tuesday 28, ESTIF attended IEA Renewable Energy Working Party meeting in Paris on ‘scaling-up renewables through decentralised energy solutions’.

One panel was dedicated in particular on ‘Heat and sector coupling’. The session discussed options for heat supply decarbonization that can also provide broader system integration services. It showcased options for local authorities to decarbonize heat supply while providing maximum system benefits through effective sector coupling. For...

5th LabelPack A+ project meeting in Paris
Date: Friday 31. of March 2017

 

 

Possible re-adjustments of actions related to the implementation of the Energy Labelling Regulations has been discussed at the 5th LabelPack A+ project meeting on 23 & 24 March in Paris hosted by ENERPLAN.

The project reached the crucial phase of monitoring its results and adapt a different approach in order to satisfy both the needs of the stakeholders, the national pilot projects partners and the obligations connected with the Grant Agreement.

As the penetration of the package...

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