The European Union is starting discussion on its next Multiannual Financial Framework, which governs how EU funding is allocated for the 6-years period after 2020.
Letter AT Presidency_RESAssociations representing the renewable energy industries, including EGEC on behalf of the geothermal sector, co-signed a letter to the Austrian government, next in line to take up the mantle of the presidency of the European Council.
Associations representing the heating industry and renewables for heating and cooling jointly developed a paper exploring the relevance of the methodology used for the Primary Energy Factor in the European Commission for the Energy Efficiency Directive.
EGEC’s policy paper on the European Commission scenarios for the Clean Energy Package, updated version in March 2018 to include evolutions since the presentation of the European Commission proposal on 11/2016 as the Renewable Energy Directive is debated in Trialogue.
As the "little Package", meaning the first half of the Clean Energy Package reaches the phase of negociations between the European Commission, European Parliament and European Council (commonly refered to as "trialogue"), the Renewable Heating and Cooling industry associations (AEBIOM, EGEC, Solar Heat Europe) issued a joint position.
As the Renewable Energy Directive is debated in trialogue between the European Parliament, the European Council and the Commission, EGEC signed a joint statement with other renewable heat associations and representatives from the heating industry to warn against the inclusion of waste heat in the renewable heating and cooling article of the directive.
On February 20th, EGEC co-signed a Joint Letter to Representatives of the European Parliament, Council, and Commission on the subject of Primary Energy Factors as key element for efficient and renewable heat in Europe.
On February 21st, the European Parliament – Committee on Industry and Energy, voted on the Internal Market for Electricity Regulation.
After the vote in the European Parliament Plenary of January 17 on key files of the Clean Energy Package, the RES Heating and Cooling associations came together to call on the European Council not to turn its back on their business in future negotiations.
On January 17th, the European Parliament voted in Plenary in Strasbourg three key files of the Clean Energy Package: the Renewable Energy Directive, the Energy Efficiency Directive and the Governance of the Energy Union Regulation. EGEC has released its comments positively welcoming the outcomes of the vote for the clean energy transition.