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ProgRESsHeat project – ESTIF involved as stakeholder
Date: Monday 31. of October 2016

On Monday 24, ESTIF participated in the EU funded ProgRESsHeat project’s stakeholders advisory meeting. The meeting was intended to gather external stakeholders’ inputs and points of view on the project activities.

The ProgRESsHeat project aims at assisting local, regional, national and EU political leaders in developing policy and strategies to ensure a quick and efficient deployment of renewables in heating and cooling networks.

More specifically, the project helps policy makers develop...

Crowdfunding for Renewables – ESTIF exploring partnerships
Date: Monday 31. of October 2016

ESTIF is constantly engaging in a series of activities to explore alternative financing for our industry. As such, we have been recently in contact with the European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) – the association representing crowdfunding platforms across Europe. ECN has been working on a EU funded project to develop crowdfunding in the renewable energy sector. The project (www.crowdfundres.eu) has been so far engaging only with RES-electricity, but is now looking into ways to also cover...

ESTIF at EUROSUN Conference 2016 – Palma de Mallorca
Date: Monday 31. of October 2016

Organized by the International Solar Energy Society (ISES), and the University of the Balearic Islands, this event was the 11th International Conference on Solar Energy for Buildings and Industry - EuroSun, the ISES European solar energy congress. This year’s event, held in Palme de Mallorca between the 12 and 14 of October, focused on 11 specific themes, most of which dealt partly or exclusively with solar thermal.

A large audience of industry, researchers and professionals gathered to...

Renewable Energy Directive – A Franco-German perspective
Date: Monday 31. of October 2016

On October 26, the French and German governments circulated a paper on the future Renewable Energy Directive, as part of the negotiating process occurring between the European Commission, the Council and the Parliament.

The paper touches on the different issues at stake with the revision of the Directive, and it is particularly interesting when it comes to the heating and cooling section, giving thus an indication of those countries’ negotiating position.

According to the paper, the...

SKN: work on strategy and improvement of complaint procedures to continue
Date: Thursday 20. of October 2016

The 21st Solar Keymark Network (SKN) meeting took place in the island of Crete, Greece. Among the many points addressed in this meeting, several were related to the outputs of the work linked to the action plan previously approved.

One of the outcomes is that a new WG on SK strategy was set up. It will address the main issues resulting from SK working groups discussions dealing with action plan topics (legal requirements, communication, new products, installers, etc.).

Besides, several of...

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