National Renewable Energy Action Plan

  • Albania: New Draft Law to Support Solar Water Heating

    Albania is taking further steps towards implementing the European Union’s legal framework in terms of solar water heating (SWH) systems. In May 2012, a round-table discussion on the new draft of Albania’s National Renewable Energy Action Plan (NREAP) and the draft law...

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  • NREAPs: Only 8 countries to plan with significant Area and Growth Rates

    Clear-cut concepts and mandatory targets to protect the climate was what the European Commission requested from the 27 EU members as they created their National Renewable Energy Action Plans (NREAPs). On 30 June 2010, 23 states delivered their national version – with meagre success for solar...

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  • “We were prepared for this Outcome”

    In most of the National Renewable Energy Plans (NREAPs), solar thermal was not a priority. Only 8 countries announced significant collector area and growth rates (see news here). solarthermalworld.org asked Xavier Noyon, Secretary General of the European Solar...

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  • Solar Thermal Energy Solutions (2010)

    As heat accounts for almost 50% of the final energy demand in the EU, the use of solar thermal technologies should be considered as a very valuable option for EU member States when drafting the national renewable action plans, resulting from the so-called RES 2020 Directive (2009/28/EC).

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  • Renewable Energy Policy Country Profiles (2009)

    This report, published in the framework of the Re-Shaping project, provides an overview of the existing RES support schemes in the 27 EU Member States. The project RE-Shaping aims to assist Member States in preparing for the implementation of the RES Directive (2009/28/EC) and to guide a...

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  • Seminar in Solar Thermal Organised by European Energy Centre (2010)

    Integrated in the European project EMTEU, the European Energy Centre – Centro Studi Galileo Italy has organised in March 2010 two training seminars dedicated to solar energy, one to photovoltaics and another one to solar thermal. The EMTEU project (Energy Management Technician in Europe) aims...
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  • District Heating in Denmark (2009)

    This is a presentation of the Managing Director of the Danish Board of District Heating (DBDH), Mr. Jes B. Christensen on the district heating sector in Denmark. The presentation gives detailed information on the Danish district heating market in Denmark, since the first years in the 70s...

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  • Portugal: Ambitious National Targets for Solar Thermal

    The European renewable energy directive states an ambitious national target for Portugal: The southern European country is to reach a renewable energy share of 31 % in its total energy demand for 2020. At the same time, the government has shown a strong commitment to renewable energy...

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  • REPAP 2020: Implementation of the RES-Directive at National Level (2009)

    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...
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  • Germany: Solar Thermal Should Cover 2.6 % of the Total Heat Demand by 2020

    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...

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  • REPAP2020 Project

    Renewable Energy Policy Action Paving the Way towards 2020

    The specific objective of REPAP2020 is to facilitate the process of implementation of the RES Directive on a national level. The main target group of REPAP2020 are Parliamentarians and Civil Servants in...

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