European Solar Thermal Industry Federation

“Energy Union” launched today by the European Commission

Date: 25 Feb 2015

Reaction from the renewable heating & cooling industry to the “Framework strategy for a resilient energy union with a forward-looking climate change policy"

EGEC - AEBIOM - ESTIF reaction  available here

ESTIF regrets that the Commission’s proposal

  • Lacks reference on renewables for heating and cooling to improve security of supply;
  • Fails to see the synergies between energy efficiency and renewable energy, notably in the building sector;
  • Fails to propose a strong, separate and governance for renewables and energy efficiency to  ensure consistency and comparability of Member States’ policies;
  • Fails to recognise that the internal energy market cannot be complete if only based on electricity and gas. A true internal energy market should cover heating as well.

Information on the Energy Union from the European Commision website here









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