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How to make the EU Number one in Renewable Heating and Cooling
Date: Sunday 19. of June 2016

On 15th June, in the framework of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), the FROnT project consortium (led by ESTIF) organised a conference on how Europe can seize the opportunity to become a world leader in renewable heating and cooling. The conference, which gathered a large audience of stakeholders, was intended to present the preliminary results of the project, particularly the strategic policy priorities for the development of the renewable heating and cooling sector, elaborated by the...

How could energy management contribute to meeting the EU's energy efficiency targets? - Progress and challenges
Date: Sunday 19. of June 2016

On June 14, as part of the European Sustainable Energy Week, the European Copper Institute and CEN-CENELEC Sector Forum Energy Management (SFEM) organized a workshop with speakers and panelists that included experts from the industry, the European Commission, and other stakeholders.

During the event, the scale of the highly cost-effective energy savings that can be obtained from broader and more effective adoption of energy management (EM) across the EU was presented, followed by an open...

ESTIF attends European Business Summit
Date: Tuesday 07. of June 2016

The European Business Summit has become one of the main industry events in Brussels, gathering hundreds of business leaders, policy-makers and representatives of think tanks, civil society and academics. It included high level speakers from EC, member states and several companies.

This year’s edition took place the 1st and 2nd June. ESTIF’s Secretary General attended some of the sessions, those more related to renewable energy. It is not simple to summarise the various debates an d...

Key success factors of integrated RHC support schemes
Date: Monday 06. of June 2016

The past 27 May, ESTIF, in the framework of the project FROnT (Fair Renewable Heating and Cooling Options and Trade), held a webinar to debate the key factors which make schemes and policies for Renewable Heating and Cooling (RHC) successful. 

The presentation is available here. Reports on the key success factors for RHC support schemes developed by the project consortium are available here and here).


For more information, please visit the FROnT project.


Levelised costs of Heating and Cooling
Date: Monday 06. of June 2016

ESTIF held on the 3rd June a webinar for its members were it presented the work done on the levelised costs of heating and cooling in the framework of the project FROnT (Fair Renewable Heating and Cooling Options and Trade).

The presentation included a discussion on the assumptions, methodology and main issues related to the LCoHC method. Also the user-friendly energy cost calculation tool that is being developed was discussed. This tool provides, for RHC and reference technologies a...

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