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PRESS RELEASE - The European Commission Winter Package: One window open for renewable heat and solar thermal, Several doors closed for renewables and decarbonisation
Date: Wednesday 30. of November 2016

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Brussels - November, 30.11.2016. The European Solar Thermal Industry Federation (ESTIF) welcomes the new focus on renewable heat in the new Renewable Energy Directive, although regretting several incoherences in the Winter Package, and an overall low level of ambition for the renewable energy sector.The European Commission released today a set of legislative measures related to the energy sector, referred to as the Winter Package. Most notably, it contains the revised...

Press release: One year of the EU energy efficiency package label for water and space heaters: how far did we go?
Date: Monday 26. of September 2016

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Brussels – September, 26. 09. 2016. One year after the introduction of the innovative package label for space and water heating systems, industry players, gathered in an European project covering 6 countries, consider that there is still a long way to go for the package label to reach consumers around Europe.

One year ago, on the 26 September last year, a first step was taken towards empowering consumers on their choice of their space and water heaters, with the introduction in...

European Business, local authorities, civil society and trade unions want EU leaders to live up to their Paris Commitments
Date: Thursday 03. of March 2016

 

Today a major new coalition of businesses, cities, trade unions and NGOs, are calling on EU leaders to act on the Paris Agreement and ensure that EU climate policies are coherent with its goals.

The organisations are calling upon Europe to act to transform the Paris outcomes into reality through the development of a robust and ambitious European policy framework, which will allow the EU to become a net zero-carbon economy and create the jobs, growth and competiveness needed.

Find the...

Post-COP21 business-led letter to European and Environment Councils
Date: Wednesday 02. of March 2016

 

 

Within an initiative designed by the European Alliance to Save Energy (EU-ASE), 70 enterprises and organisations in the energy efficiency and renewable energy sectors gathered their efforts to ask for the recognition of the huge EU economic and social potential of a proper interaction between energy efficiency and renewable energy, to be fully embedded in the EU climate and energy policies.

The group demands a coherent revision of the sectorial legislation to strengthen the EU strategy...

EU Heating and Cooling Strategy: Industry and local authorities join voices to request structural reforms in revised climate and energy legislation
Date: Tuesday 16. of February 2016

Brussels, February 16 2016.

The joint Reaction on ‘EU Heating and Cooling Strategy by the industry and local authorities’ links voices to request structural reforms in revised climate and energy legislation’ from the local authorities in energy transition and the industry associations representing the geothermal, heat pump, biomass, biogas, solar thermal and heating and cooling sectors.

To access the full Statement click here.

The European Strategy on Heating and Cooling: the opening of a door that the European Commission and Member States must rapidly walk through
Date: Tuesday 16. of February 2016

Brussels, February 16 2016.

ESTIF welcomes the publication of the European Strategy on Heating and Cooling. This is an important milestone to improve the policy framework for the solar thermal sector, as it sets the direction for the incoming EU legislative revisions for 2016.

To access the full Press Release click here.

A legislative package to regain global leadership in renewable energy
Date: Tuesday 09. of February 2016

Brussels, February 09 2016. The European renewable energy industry, following the COP21 momentum and its impact on the post-2020 EU climate and energy framework, has identified the following ten priorities for the 2016 renewables legislative package, which will enable the cost-effective fulfilment of both the 2030 renewables target and the EU’s long-term decarbonisation objectives.

To access the full Statement click here.

Commitment towards a renewable-based energy system in Europe: a unique opportunity to limit global warming
Date: Thursday 03. of December 2015

Brussels, 03 December 2015. The European renewable energy industry calls for straightforward policy that reflects the fact that renewables will be at the core of the energy system in Europe, as an absolute prerequisite to stay below a 2°C temperature increase.

To access the full Statement, click here.

Solar Certification Fund: 7th call for proposals launched
Date: Monday 30. of November 2015

 

PRESS RELEASE

Brussels, November 30 2015. The Solar Certification Fund launches its 7th call for project proposals. Since its first call in 2011, this fund has contributed with almost 900 thousand Euros to 80 projects related to the support of certification and standardisation as well as to the development of quality assurance for the advancement of the solar thermal technology.

The European Solar Certification Fund (SCF) was established by the Solar Keymark Network in 2010 and...

State of the Energy Union reaffirms Commission’s willingness to lead on the EU’s renewables ambition
Date: Wednesday 18. of November 2015

18 November 2015. The European renewable energy industry welcomes the first State of the Energy Union which reiterates the Commission’s commitment to a decarbonised energy system and sets milestones for the future governance of the Energy Union. 

To access the full Statement, click here. 

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Press release: One year of the EU energy efficiency package label for water and space heaters: how far did we go?
Date: Monday 26. of September 2016

PRESS RELEASE

Brussels – September, 26. 09. 2016. One year after the introduction of the innovative package label for space and water heating systems, industry players, gathered in an European project covering 6 countries, consider that there is still a long way to go for the package label to reach consumers around Europe.

One year ago, on the 26 September last year, a first step was taken towards empowering consumers on their choice of their space and water heaters, with the introduction in...

European Business, local authorities, civil society and trade unions want EU leaders to live up to their Paris Commitments
Date: Thursday 03. of March 2016

 

Today a major new coalition of businesses, cities, trade unions and NGOs, are calling on EU leaders to act on the Paris Agreement and ensure that EU climate policies are coherent with its goals.

The organisations are calling upon Europe to act to transform the Paris outcomes into reality through the development of a robust and ambitious European policy framework, which will allow the EU to become a net zero-carbon economy and create the jobs, growth and competiveness needed.

Find the...

Post-COP21 business-led letter to European and Environment Councils
Date: Wednesday 02. of March 2016

 

 

Within an initiative designed by the European Alliance to Save Energy (EU-ASE), 70 enterprises and organisations in the energy efficiency and renewable energy sectors gathered their efforts to ask for the recognition of the huge EU economic and social potential of a proper interaction between energy efficiency and renewable energy, to be fully embedded in the EU climate and energy policies.

The group demands a coherent revision of the sectorial legislation to strengthen the EU strategy...

EU Heating and Cooling Strategy: Industry and local authorities join voices to request structural reforms in revised climate and energy legislation
Date: Tuesday 16. of February 2016

Brussels, February 16 2016.

The joint Reaction on ‘EU Heating and Cooling Strategy by the industry and local authorities’ links voices to request structural reforms in revised climate and energy legislation’ from the local authorities in energy transition and the industry associations representing the geothermal, heat pump, biomass, biogas, solar thermal and heating and cooling sectors.

To access the full Statement click here.

The European Strategy on Heating and Cooling: the opening of a door that the European Commission and Member States must rapidly walk through
Date: Tuesday 16. of February 2016

Brussels, February 16 2016.

ESTIF welcomes the publication of the European Strategy on Heating and Cooling. This is an important milestone to improve the policy framework for the solar thermal sector, as it sets the direction for the incoming EU legislative revisions for 2016.

To access the full Press Release click here.

A legislative package to regain global leadership in renewable energy
Date: Tuesday 09. of February 2016

Brussels, February 09 2016. The European renewable energy industry, following the COP21 momentum and its impact on the post-2020 EU climate and energy framework, has identified the following ten priorities for the 2016 renewables legislative package, which will enable the cost-effective fulfilment of both the 2030 renewables target and the EU’s long-term decarbonisation objectives.

To access the full Statement click here.

Commitment towards a renewable-based energy system in Europe: a unique opportunity to limit global warming
Date: Thursday 03. of December 2015

Brussels, 03 December 2015. The European renewable energy industry calls for straightforward policy that reflects the fact that renewables will be at the core of the energy system in Europe, as an absolute prerequisite to stay below a 2°C temperature increase.

To access the full Statement, click here.

Solar Certification Fund: 7th call for proposals launched
Date: Monday 30. of November 2015

 

PRESS RELEASE

Brussels, November 30 2015. The Solar Certification Fund launches its 7th call for project proposals. Since its first call in 2011, this fund has contributed with almost 900 thousand Euros to 80 projects related to the support of certification and standardisation as well as to the development of quality assurance for the advancement of the solar thermal technology.

The European Solar Certification Fund (SCF) was established by the Solar Keymark Network in 2010 and...

State of the Energy Union reaffirms Commission’s willingness to lead on the EU’s renewables ambition
Date: Wednesday 18. of November 2015

18 November 2015. The European renewable energy industry welcomes the first State of the Energy Union which reiterates the Commission’s commitment to a decarbonised energy system and sets milestones for the future governance of the Energy Union. 

To access the full Statement, click here. 

Energy labelling for heating devices – an opportunity for the consumer
Date: Friday 25. of September 2015

 

Brussels, 25 September 2015 - As from 26 September 2015, nearly all heating devices must bear labels indicating the energy efficiency of space heating systems, hot water devices and storage tanks. It will also mark the launch of a new type of label on the market: the package label. With this package label the consumer will have an indication of the energy efficiency of a system combining several devices, including renewable energy systems such as solar thermal. Product and package energy...

 

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