Stepping out of the shadow of photovoltaics: A New York Solar Thermal Consortium (STC) launched plans to draft a Solar Thermal Road Map for New York State, which aims to set up solar thermal technology in New York equalling 2 GWth (2.86 million m2) by 2020. Photo...
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.
Romania is a good example for a country that is still only beginning to establish a policy for solar heating and cooling – not merely on the side of the government, but also on the side of the industry and its suppliers. As of 21 December 2009, there has not yet been a date announced for the...
Some recent personnel changes taken by the new Greek government makes you optimistic about the future of renewable energy policy in Greece. First, the government appointed Prof. Arthouros Zervos, long-term President of the European Renewable Energy Council (EREC) and the European Wind Energy...
- Christine Lins, Secretary General of EREC, made this presentation during a workshop, organised by ESTIF, in Brussels, on the RES Directive implementation. The presentation provides an overview of the RES Directive and the measures national authorities have to put in place to comply with the...
Ways into a modern energy industry: This is the title of the German roadmap for all renewable energy technologies published by the German Renewable Energy Federation BEE in mid-December. The document states that Germany's policies will not be sufficient in utilizing the full potential of...
- Mr Hans van Steen, Head of Unit of DG TREN in the European Commission, made this presentation on the RES Directive during the ESTIF Workshop on the RES Directive Implementation, held in Brussels on 2nd December 2009.
- Mr Pascual Polo, Secretary General of the Spanish Solar Thermal Association - ASIT - gave this presentation during a Workshop organised by ESTIF on 2nd December on the implementation of the RES Directive. The presentation goes through the Spanish solar thermal market and the implementation of...
Xavier Noyon has been appointed Secretary General of the European Solar Thermal Industry Federation (ESTIF), effective from 1 November 2009. The French national brings with him a vast experience in working with associations at the European level. Photo: ESTIF
Help is available at the following places:
European Solar Thermal Industry Federation (ESTIF)
Tel: +32 2 546 1989
European Renewable Energy Council (EREC)
Tel: +32 2 546 1933
THe European Commission has created a special mailbox for NREAP-related questions: email@example.com
Several solar (thermal) associations are also member's of ESTIF and can provide you with some advice at national level: http://www.estif.org/no_cache/membership/members_directory/
In ten European countries the RES Industry is represented by national renewable energy associations. For more information, please visit: www.repap2020.eu