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Belgium: European Renewable Energy Council (EREC) is History

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on March 19, 2014
An Extraordinary General Assembly of the European Renewable Energy Council (EREC) taking place in Brussels on 6 March decided the “voluntary” dissolution of the non-profit organisation after more than a decade in existence. According to a press release, the dissolution was due to high liabilities arising from lease obligations for the three large office buildings which make up the Renewable Energy House (REH) at 63-67 Rue d’Arlon in Brussels. Since the inauguration of the REH in 2006, EREC had been the main tenant of all three buildings and would have been until 2032. 

CSP Technologies Projects in EUMENA (2008)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on October 8, 2010

Dr. Nikolaus Benz Vice President of ESTELA (European Solar Thermal Electricity Association) gave this presentation at the EUROMED 2008 Solar Workshop. This is a very informative presentation about concentrated solar power technologies. The slides explain de differences between a power tower, parabolic trough, linear Fresnel and a dish stirling. A map pointing out the current markets is also provided, together with more specific information on the projects ongoing in Spain and also on the MENA region.

Seizing the Solar Solution: Combating Climate Change through Accelerated Deployment (2009)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on January 12, 2010

This report was published on December 2009, parallel to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) summit taking place in Copenhagen, to bring authorities' attention to solar energy and the relevant contribution it can provide to reducing GHG emissions.

The Solar Thermal Electricity Industry’s Proposal for the Mediterranean Solar Plan (2009)

Submitted by Hans Craen on August 11, 2009

Following the the contribution from ESTELA (European Solar Thermal Electricity Association) to the European Commission’s Strategic Energy Technology Plan, ESTELA has also issued its proposal for the Mediterranean Solar Plan (MSP). One of the main goals of the MSP is to contribute to the creation of a Euro-Mediterranean regional renewable electricity market. In addition, the MSP will also help the economic development of Southern Mediterranean countries by creating a new source of revenue.

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