PR: As European leaders agree on a 2030 target, the renewable industry waits to be impressed

The renewable energy industry associations give a cautious approval to the outcomes of the negotiations between the European Union co-legislators on the Renewable Energy Directive, setting the objective for renewable energy deployment in the upcoming decade. The 32% renewable energy target to 2030 is a welcome improvement compared to what had been proposed back in November 2016, which was based … Read More

PR: Good but not enough: heating and cooling in today’s REDII agreement

Brussels, 14 June 2018 – Today, co-legislators have found a political agreement on the recast of the Renewable Energy Directive (REDII), opening the way to the decarbonisation of the heating and cooling (H&C) sector. But more efforts are crucial: to reach long-term EU climate objectives, decarbonisation of H&C must become a priority for both European and national policy makers. The … Read More

PR – RED II set the first European-wide sustainability criteria for solid biomass

Brussels, 14.06.18 Understanding the key role played by solid bioenergy, EU negotiations on RED II opted for a constructive approach towards sustainability in the last round of trilogue negotiations. However, the compromise found fall short on creating a level playing for sustainability criteria.  For the first time, European-wide sustainability criteria have been adopted for solid bioenergy. The European Biomass Association, AEBIOM, … Read More

Joint DecarbHeat PR: Industry and policy-makers join forces to move H&C to the top of the EU’s decarbonisation agenda

On Thursday 7 June 2018, the event “Heating & Cooling in Europe – How can we decarbonise the sector by 2050 and fulfil the Paris Agreement?” took place in the framework of the European Sustainable Energy Week in Brussels. Representatives from DG Energy, EU Commission (Mechthild Wörsdörfer, Director Renewables, Research & Innovation, Energy efficiency), the Austrian Permanent Representation (Michael Steurer, … Read More

PR – Parliament adopts constructive stance on solid bioenergy

Brussels, 17.01.18 – Today the European Parliament confirmed in plenary the approach taken by the ENVI committee, considering that ensuring sustainability of solid bioenergy for the decade to come is key and should be addressed in a realistic and proportionate way.   The Parliament confirmed and improved the approach of the Commission to guarantee sustainability of bioenergy consumed in the EU for … Read More

Joint Press Release: EU’s elected officials go for high ambition on renewable heating and energy efficiency

PR – Brussels, 17th of January 2018 – Today, the European Parliament finally approved the revision of key legislation for the energy sector, namely the Governance Regulation, the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) and the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED), to make them fit for the challenges and commitments of the next decade, up to 2030. The associations representing the renewable heating and … Read More

PR – The European Parliament’s ITRE Committee approves new measures to mainstream renewable energy in heating & cooling up to 2030 in landmark vote on the new RES Directive

  Renewable Heating & Cooling associations welcome the ambition level and call on the Council to uphold it PRESS RELEASE – Brussels, 28th November 2017 The associations representing the renewable heating & cooling (RES-H&C) industries, AEBIOM, EGEC and Solar Heat Europe, welcome the adoption of a new, key measure to promote further deployment of RES-H&C up to 2030 (Art. 23), … Read More

PR – RES Associations: ITRE committee’s endorsement of a 35% renewable energy target for 2030 can bring the EU back on track to global leadership

PRESS RELEASE – Brussels, 28 November 2017 – One year ago, the European Commission presented the Clean Energy for All Europeans legislative package, but it’s headline target of 27% renewable energy by 2030 fell short of its ambitions. With today’s vote, adopting a target of at least 35% renewables, the European Parliament Committee for Industry, Research and Energy puts the … Read More

#SmallIsBeautiful: Don’t burden small businesses and consumers, empower them to boost the energy transition!

PRESS RELEASE – Brussels, 9th of November 2017 – The trade associations representing key players in Europe’s energy transition urge policy makers to take a step-wise approach towards the market integration of small-scale renewable and high efficiency cogeneration installations. Whilst the European institutions are negotiating the recast of the Electricity Market Design Regulation, the signatories of the declaration launch today … Read More