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EUSEW Consumer-Centric Approaches in Smart Cities – Engagement is Key
Date: Tuesday 28. of June 2016

In the framework of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), the European Commission organised on the 14th June a conference on ‘Consumer-centric approaches’ in smart cities. It featured four speakers from different backgrounds, from local authorities to the private sector, who gave interesting insights in how they deal with consumer engagement, and was moderated by Director Marie Donnelly from DG Energy of the European Commission.

Citizens are consumers of energy and related services in...

Energy Union, Heating & Cooling, Consumers? - It’s all about efficiency and comfort in buildings
Date: Tuesday 28. of June 2016

On June 14, EURACTIV organised a workshop to discuss the EU’s approach towards energy efficiency and heating & cooling, in order to investigate why the sector is so relevant, what can be done to improve the current situation, what could be expected in the incoming legislation review, and how to deliver on the renovation ambition that would lead to NZEBs buildings.

DG ENER Officer Rados Horacek presented the actions the Commission is planning to undertake in this sector, distinguishing...

URGENT: ESTIF members consultation: Primary Energy Factor
Date: Sunday 26. of June 2016

The European Commission launched a consultation on the definition of the Primary Energy Factor. This factor indicates a reference value for the primary energy required per unit of final energy demand.

This calculation is relevant for different legislative pieces Energy Efficiency Directive (EED), Energy using products – Eco-design and Energy Labelling Directives (ED / EL), Energy performance of buildings Directive (EPBD).

We provide additional information on this process and the questions at...

Towards Sustainable Energy Sectors in Central and South East Europe: Success Stories
Date: Sunday 26. of June 2016

On June 22, CEPS Energy Climate House in cooperation with The Greens, the Greek Energy Forum and the Romanian Energy Center, organized an event to present the Manifesto on "Driving the regional cooperation forward in the Energy Union – South-Eastern Europe: more than just a gas corridor, a lighthouse for Europe", signed by fifteen Members of the European Parliament.

Among the recommendations it was stressed by all participants that the Parliamentary dimension should be actively...

New meeting with Director General Ristori, DG ENER
Date: Thursday 23. of June 2016

On the 21st June, ESTIF's Secretary General Pedro Dias participated in a meeting between the RES Steering Committee and the Director General of DG ENER, Dominique Ristori.

The main topic at this meeting was the discussion on the legislative review ongoing, with a particular focus on the joint position made public by the renewable energy industries trade associations on technology neutrality.

The discussion also addressed topics relevant to renewable heating & cooling in the...

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