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					                       NEWSLETTER
                        By the EREC - European Renewable Energy Council
                                         June - July 2010


Dear Readers,

We would like to thank you for your fidelity and conclude our last Newsletter of the first
Semester of 2010 by wishing you a pleasant and relaxing summer break.

EREC


POLICY update

National Renewable Energy Action Plans: Delivery starts !

NEWS from EREC
the European Renewable Energy Council
                                                                             Contact
EREC speaking @ 8th China – EU Energy Cooperation
Conference at Expo 2010 in Shanghai                                           EREC
                                                                       European Renewable
2010 Energy [R]evolution launched outlining pathways towards              Energy Council
a 100% renewable energy supply for the world                            Rue d’Arlon 63-67
                                                                         B-1040 Brussels
EREC signed collaboration agreement with IMEDER                              Belgium

                                                                        Tel. +32 2 546 1933
CEO roundtable @ DIREC
                                                                        Fax +32 2 546 1934
                                                                          erec@erec.org
Final results of the SUPPORT_ERS project available                        www.erec.org

The Final Brochure of the MASSIG project available soon

The Energy Union Tour is back!

Smart-e Buildings: a new adventure has started

QualiCert validation workshops completed




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NEWS from EREC Members
ESTELA - A joint study by A.T. Kearney and the European Solar Thermal Electricity
Association - ESTELA

ESTIF- the European Solar Thermal Industry Federation - releases latest market
statistics and trends

German renewable heating support scheme (MAP): Budget freeze and program stop
are lifted


Upcoming EVENTS

25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (25th EU PVSEC)
/ 5th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (WCPEC-5)
Conference 6 – 10 September 2010 / Exhibition 6 - 9 September 2010
Feria Valencia, Spain.

3rd International Conference and Exhibition on Ocean Energy (ICOE 2010), Bilbao, 6-8
October 20103rd International Conference and Exhibition on Ocean Energy (ICOE
2010), Bilbao, 6-8 October 2010

5th European Solar Thermal Energy Conference (estec2011)
Marseille, France 20-21 October 2011

3rd EPIA International Thin Film Conference
Munich, Germany, 9 November 2010

EWEA GRIDS 2010: the backbone of Europe's energy future
Berlin, 23-24 November 2010

GeoPower Europe conference - turning up the heat on geothermal energy in Europe
Paris, France 8-9 December 2010, Renaissance Hotel Paris La Defense

European Offshore Wind 2011
Amsterdam, 29 November - 1 December 2011

EWEC2011- European Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition
Brussels 14-17 March 2011




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POLICY update

National Renewable Energy Action Plans: Delivery starts !


The 30th of June 2010- is the date for each of the 27 EU Member States to hand in their
National Renewable Energy Action Plans (NREAPs) to the European Commission under the
Renewable Energy Directive. EREC expects all Member States to submit their plans in the
coming weeks. The NREAPs will give an overview of the development of the renewable
energy sector until 2020 as well as detailed information on measures to reach the targets.
EREC expects the plans to result in Member States at least meeting the EU‟s 20% target.

After one year of the entry into force of the Renewable Energy Directive, EU Member States
have to outline how they intend to reach their national binding targets by 2020. The
Renewable Energy industry anticipates ambitious and consistent action plans ensuring that
the EU meets and even exceeds its 20% renewables target by 2020. EREC is convinced that
Member States recognise the benefits of ambitious renewables policies, enabling a fast
growing industry to make the necessary investments to maintain the EU´s global leadership
and create new jobs. Support measures should be sufficient to ensure the achievement of
the binding targets. The plans will also present new measures to comply with the directive,
especially to support renewable heat, the “sleeping giant”. A large range of technologies
should be supported to diversify the energy mix of the Member States and ensure increased
security of supply.

Achieving at least 20% RES by 2020 domestically

EREC firmly believes that the EU-27 can reach at least 20% by 2020 within the EU‟s
boundaries – domestic action will bring domestic benefits for European companies, citizens
and society at large. Early this year, the 27 EU Member States indicated already in their 27
forecast documents that the EU will exceed 20% renewable energy by 2020. In economically
challenging times, Europe needs a strong future-oriented industry and creation of new jobs.
Now Member States need to capture the economic, environmental and social benefits of
developing renewable energy technologies nationally.




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NEWS from EREC
the European Renewable Energy Council
EREC speaking @ 8th China – EU Energy Cooperation Conference at Expo
2010 in Shanghai


                                                          Under the motto “Building bridges
                                                          and fostering sustainable growth”,
                                                          the     8th    China    –   EU     Energy
                                                          Cooperation Conference was held
                                                          on 6-7 July 2010 at Shanghai Expo
                                                          in      China.      The     high      level
                                                          representation of both the EU –
                                                          Energy        Commissioner         Günther
                                                          Öttinger - and China - Minister for
                                                          Science and Technology Wan Gang
                                                          opening the conference, underlined
the strategic importance of close collaboration between the EU and China in the energy field,
particularly on the subject of renewable energy sources and related areas such as smart
grids. Both China and the EU share a clear commitment to further develop their renewable
energy potential. China envisages to reach a 15 % renewable energy share by 2020 (at least
20 % in the case of the EU), both Europe and China commit to sustainable, smart & inclusive
growth.

                                    During the conference, Christine Lins, Secretary General
                                    of EREC, gave a presentation on Europe‟s policy and
                                    market development in the field of renewable energy
                                    sources, outlining the importance of strong home
                                    markets for sustainable industry growth.

                                    The conference which was attended by approx. 200
                                    political as well as industry stakeholders from both China
                                    & Europe took place at the EU pavilion at the impressive
                                    2010 Expo in Shanghai which is convened under the
                                    theme “Better city. Better life.” This subject is particularly
                                    relevant in view of the fact that already today more than




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half of the world population lives in cities and that the urban population is increasing by 70
million every year on a global level, out of which by 15 million in China alone. This event
clearly outlined that renewable energy solutions together with energy efficiency are
indispensable for our cities of the future.



2010 Energy [R]evolution launched outlining pathways towards a 100%
renewable energy supply for the world

On 7th June 2010, EREC & Greenpeace launched the 2010 edition of the global Energy
[R]evolution scenario. The report: „Energy [R]evolution: A Sustainable World Energy
Outlook‟, provides a detailed practical blueprint for cutting carbon emissions while achieving
economic growth by replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy and energy efficiency. This
phase-out of fossil fuels offers substantial benefits such as energy security, independence
from world market fuel prices as well as the creation of millions of new green jobs.

The Energy [R]evolution scenario shows how to create about 12 million jobs, that is 8.5
million in the renewables sector alone, by 2030. Under business as usual global renewable
power jobs would be only 2.4 million of the global power sector‟s 8.7 million jobs. By
implementing the Energy [R]evolution 3.2 million or over 33% more jobs globally will be
created in the power sector.

The sustainable future of the planet is rooted in the investment in people and local
communities who can install and maintain renewable energy sources, rather than further
subsidizing finite fossil fuels. The overall annual market for renewable technology will
increase from around US$100 billion today, to more than US$600 billion by 2030.

Copies of the “Energy[R]evolution: A sustainable World Energy Outlook” as well as the EU
Energy[R]evolution report which was launched on 8th July 2010 can be downloaded at:
www.erec.org

EREC signed collaboration agreement with IMEDER

On 3rd May 2010 in the framework of the 2010 edition of the DERBI conference, EREC
signed a collaboration agreement with the newly created Mediterranean Institute for
Renewable Energy Sources, IMEDER, which is based in Perpignan. IMEDER‟s mission is to
complement the political process of the Mediterranean Solar Plan with project facilitation in
the field of renewable energy sources. Created in 2009, IMEDER regroups strategic partners
from both sides of the Mediterranean and is committed to foster renewable energy
deployment in the Mediterranean region.




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CEO roundtable @ DIREC

Together with its counterparts from India, China and the US, EREC is organizing a CEO
roundtable featuring the CEOs of leading renewable energy companies from all over the
world that will take place on 27th October 2010 in the framework of DIREC (Delhi
International Renewable Energy Conference). The purpose of this roundtable is to articulate
the needs of the global renewable energy industry for future up-scaling of renewable energy
sources.

                                                         DIREC 2010 (26-29 October 2010) is
                                                         the fourth in the series of the
                                                         International    Renewable       Energy
                                                         Conferences which followed from the
initiative taken at the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg,
acknowledging the significance of renewable energies for sustainable development –
especially for combating poverty and for environmental and climate protection. DIREC 2010
is an international platform for government, private sector, and civil society leaders to jointly
address the goal of advancing renewable energy. It will build upon the success of the
previous events in Washington in 2008 (WIREC), Beijing in 2005 and Bonn in 2004.

The Delhi International Renewable Energy Conference (DIREC) 2010 will bring together the
world‟s leaders in the field of renewable energy from governments, civil society, and the
private sector and provide an interactive forum for them to discuss and exchange their
visions, experience, and solutions for accelerating the global scale up of renewable energy.
With more than 5,000, over 200 speakers and 600 exhibitors from 40 countries, DIREC is
expected to be the premier renewables gathering ever held in India.

Further information: www.direc2010.gov.in


Final results of the SUPPORT_ERS project available


                              The project “Optimisation of Support Schemes for Renewable
                              Energy Sources for Electricity Generation, Heating and Cooling
                              – SUPPORT_ERS” has finished. During a 30-month-period
started in November 2007, it aimed at helping the optimisation of support mechanisms in
new EU member states and candidate countries. It did so by showing political decision
makers in the target countries (i.e. Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Poland, Romania, and




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Slovakia) options to support RES-Heat and Cooling and RES-Electricity, and increase the
awareness of regional stakeholders for the benefits of RES. This exercise was facilitated
thanks to the presence in the consortium of ministries and national energy agencies with a
direct link to RES policy processes, as well as a network of municipalities and a European
interest group.

A full overview of the documents produced within the project is available here


The Final Brochure of the MASSIG project available soon


                              The MASSIG project is about to finish and is publishing an
                              overview of the project results in a final brochure, due by the
                              end of the summer. The partners of the project, coming from 5
European countries and representing research institutions, local utilities, SME and lobbying
groups, have been investigating on possible solutions and ideas to integrate the current most
decentralised and environmentally friendly power generation systems into the overall system
of electricity supply, allowing them to earn money by selling electricity market products.
Concrete successful case studies in different European countries and cities (e.g. wastewater
treatment plant in the Polish city Lodz or CHP installations in the German city of Freiburg)
have shown how these perspectives can turn into realities.

Stay tuned in the MASSIG website to download soon the brochure!


The Energy Union Tour is back!

                  A new tour within the Energy Union project has started which has already
                  passed through Croatia, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Germany and will continue in
                  Belgium, Spain, the Netherlands, Czech Republic and the UK. The crew is
                  composed by Coldcut from Ninja Tune with their special AV Film 'Energy
Union', Brightonart with their interactive art-installation »Gridio«, Friends of the Earth
organizing panel discussions and workshops and many more.

For more information on the events, go to the project website

To join the Energy Union campaign through the project Facebook and blog




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Smart-e Buildings: a new adventure has started

Smart-e Buildings: a new adventure has started… at full speed!

As of May 2010 a European-wide mobilization campaign on energy efficiency and renewable
energy applications in buildings led by EREC has taken off. This is called “Smart-e Buildings
– yes, we can enable the building sector to contribute to reaching the 3x20 oblectives” and is
a 36-month-project co-funded by the Intelligent Energy Europe programme of the Executive
Agency of Competitiveness and Innovation (EACI). Inspired by the Obama election
campaign, the project particularly aims at spreading the existing information on energy
efficiency and renewable energy measures that can be applied in (private and public, new
and refurbished) buildings, thus empowering the target people to go for investments in the
sectors. The consortium is composed by 9 partners representing national and regional
energy agencies, municipalities, the renewable energy, energy efficiency and building
industries and sectors.

As the campaign will be launched in March 2011, the group is now looking for proposals for
good practice examples on public policies and low energy buildings. Therefore, please do not
hesitate to get back to us with as many suggestions as you can!!! More information here

A project portal will be launched in spring 2011. Until then, information on the project will be
available here



QualiCert validation workshops completed

                            A series of „”validation workshops” were held in Austria, France,
                            Greece, Italy and Poland during the period 14th May 2010 – 1st
                            July 2010, which were aimed at validating a “Matrix of key
success criteria” for certification/accreditation or equivalent qualification of small-scale RES
systems, as well as a draft “Practical Manual on common success criteria” on such schemes.
The events gathered the main national stakeholders dealing with certification/accreditation or
equivalent qualification, coming from, among others, installers associations, public
authorities, renewable sector, energy agencies. The purpose was to present them the
documents as produced in the first phase of the project and to get them validated by the
participants. A final European validation workshop is being held in Brussels on the 30th
September 2010.

More information on the project website




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NEWS from EREC Members




ESTELA - A joint study by A.T. Kearney and the European Solar Thermal
Electricity Association - ESTELA, shows the growing mid-term potential of STE to
progressively substitute conventional energy sources and complement the renewable energy
sources portfolio with a cost-competitive dispatchable solution – In a best-case scenario
industry roadmap involves creation of 100,000 to 130,000 jobs by 2025

Full Press Release: click here

Joint study by A.T. Kearney and ESTELA: click here




ESTIF- the European Solar Thermal Industry Federation - releases latest market
statistics and trends

Following an outstanding growth in 2008, the European solar thermal market decreased by
10% in 2009. For the second year in a row, over 4 million square metres of solar panels were
sold in Europe. However, the outlook for 2010 remains uncertain as the financial and
economic crisis continues to have a negative impact on public support and incentive policies
for renewable heating and cooling.

2009 was a challenging year for the solar thermal sector in Europe. While still the leader with
an overall share of 38%, the German market contracted by 23%. Furthermore, the effects of
the current economic downturn have been felt most acutely in recently booming countries
such as France, Spain and Italy.




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However, the solar thermal sector still outperformed a market environment characterized by
struggling building industries in many European countries and the global economic crisis.
Smaller markets like Denmark, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, all
below 200,000 m² newly installed capacity per annum, posted a double digit growth in 2009.
The Portuguese solar thermal market even experienced a twofold increase due to a new
financial incentive scheme.


Download the latest ESTIF Publication “Solar Thermal Markets in Europe – Trends and
Market Statistics 2009”



German renewable heating support scheme (MAP): Budget freeze and program
stop are lifted

On the 07th July 10, the budget committee of the German parliament lifted the budget freeze
for payments from the market incentive programme (MAP). The federal ministry of
environmental affairs has agreed to lift the ban on payments up to a ceiling of around Euro
115 million. The federal agency running the programme, BAFA, will accept and deal with
submissions again as from 12 July.


The release of the frozen funds is an important victory for the political campaign initiated by
European and national solar thermal industry groups. Thanks to these efforts, the federal
ministry of economics finally gave in and agreed to restore access to the MAP for our
industry.

However, new guidelines for renewable heat support are under discussion and they are
expected to be much lower than in the past with, among others, domestic hot water
installations being excluded from any public funding scheme. All funding applications
between 4 May and 11 July will be rejected. Individuals will be entitled to apply again for
funding, under the more restrictive conditions that will be in force as from 12 July.

ESTIF will keep you informed as soon as these new guidelines are released. Should you
have any further questions on the above, please contact Célia Galeotti or Xavier Noyon, tel.:
0032 2 546 19 38, info@estif.org




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Upcoming EVENTS


25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (25th EU PVSEC)
/ 5th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (WCPEC-5)
Conference 6 – 10 September 2010 / Exhibition 6 - 9 September 2010
Feria Valencia, Spain.

3rd International Conference and Exhibition on Ocean Energy (ICOE 2010), Bilbao, 6-8
October 20103rd International Conference and Exhibition on Ocean Energy (ICOE
2010), Bilbao, 6-8 October 2010

5th European Solar Thermal Energy Conference (estec2011)
Marseille, France 20-21 October 2011

3rd EPIA International Thin Film Conference
Munich, Germany, 9 November 2010

EWEA GRIDS 2010: the backbone of Europe's energy future
Berlin, 23-24 November 2010

GeoPower Europe conference - turning up the heat on geothermal energy in Europe
Paris, France 8-9 December 2010, Renaissance Hotel Paris La Defense

European Offshore Wind 2011
Amsterdam, 29 November - 1 December 2011

EWEC2011- European Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition
Brussels 14-17 March 2011




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EPIA:




25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (25th EU
PVSEC) / 5th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (WCPEC-5)
Conference 6 – 10 September 2010 / Exhibition 6 - 9 September 2010
Feria Valencia, Spain.




Organised by WIP in close institutional cooperation with EPIA.

This event includes the 2010 European PV Industry Summit
(www.epia.org/events/upcoming-events/2010-european-pv-industry-summit) on 6 September
2010.
Contact person: Sophie Lenoir s.lenoir@epia.org
More information: www.photovoltaic-conference.com



3rd EPIA International Thin Film Conference
Munich, Germany, 9 November 2010

Contact person: Kinga Timaru-Kast k.timaru@epia.org


More information: www.epia.org/events/upcoming-events/3rd-epia-international-thin-film-
conference




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ESTIF:




         5th European Solar Thermal Energy Conference (estec2011)
         Marseille, France 20-21 October 2011


         Should you require further information, please contact: Célia Galeotti,
         ESTIF Events and Marketing Manager, tel: +32 2 546 19 89, email:
         celia.galeotti@estif.org

         More information on the event is available here




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EGEC:




GeoPower Europe conference - turning up the heat on geothermal energy in
Europe
Paris, France 8-9 December 2010, Renaissance Hotel Paris La Defense



                                       The 2nd annual GeoPower Europe conference and
                                       exhibition will focus on policy, finance, and real project
opportunities. This senior-level summit will bring together policy-makers, utilities, developers
and investors from around the world to share ideas and define the actions needed to drive
forward geothermal investment and development.

Why attend GeoPower Europe 2010?

Determine the risks and opportunities on offer in Europe‟s fastest growing geothermal
markets: Germany, Turkey and Iceland

Meet the buyers: Utilities, municipalities and industrial users of geothermal energy

Learn how a European risk insurance scheme could open the doors to new funding

Assess alternative business models for geothermal district heating, including CHP

Understand the social and environmental issues surrounding EGS and other new drilling
projects

Identify the best international opportunities for European companies

Discover how developers, investors and operators are teaming up to offer turnkey solutions:
Is this the future for the industry?

Solar Thermal Electricity (STE) reaches marketability – Generation costs can be
reduced by more than 50 percent by 2025.




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EU-OEA:




3rd International Conference and Exhibition on Ocean Energy (ICOE 2010),
Bilbao, 6-8 October 2010




ICOE 2010 after closing the call for abstracts in January, more than 200 contributions have
been submitted coming from about 20 countries all over the word. The abstracts will be
reviewed by the ICOE Committee and first authors will be informed about the evaluation in
March. Contributors accepted will be invited to submit a full paper for oral or poster
presentations according to the preference showed by the authors and the evaluation of the
ICOE                                                                                Committee.
ICOE 2010 is organised by EVE (the Basque Energy Board) and TECNALIA, with the
partnership of the European Ocean Energy Association and the Implementing Agreement on
Ocean Energy Systems of the International Energy Agency.

The event is intended to attract the top companies in the world from the ocean energy sector
and will combine 3 days of conferences with an exhibition. The conference and exhibition will
take place on October 6th, 7th and 8th, 2010 at the Bilbao Exhibition Centre.


Keep yourself up to date at: www.icoe2010bilbao.com (Early bird registration now open)




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EWEA:




EWEA GRIDS 2010: the backbone of Europe's energy future
Berlin, 23-24 November 2010



                          GRIDS 2010 is a two-day conference and exhibition organised by
                          EWEA. The event will explore the financial, technical, policy and
                          regulatory issues that will shape the development of a grid that
                          meets    Europe's     energy,    consumer      and    climate    needs.
                          Registration is now open.

                          More    information     on      the   event     is   available     here:
                          www.ewea.org/grids2010




European Offshore Wind 2011
Amsterdam, 29 November - 1 December 2011


                                                   The European Offshore Wind Conference
                                                   and Exhibition is organised once every
                                                   two years by the European Wind Energy
                                                   Association.

The 2011 event will build on the huge success of the previous edition that took place in
Stockholm, Sweden, on 14 - 16 September 2009 and attracted over 4,850 people coming to
see over 260 exhibitors and participate in the 23 conference sessions and numerous side
events.

More information on the event is available here: www.ewea.org/offshore2011

More information on EWEA events is available here: www.ewea.org/events




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EWEC2011- European Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition
Brussels 14-17 March 2011




GRIDS 2010 is a two-day conference and exhibition organised by EWEA. The event will
explore the financial, technical, policy and regulatory issues that will shape the development
of a grid that meets Europe's energy, consumer and climate needs. Registration is now open.

More information on the event is available here: www.ewea.org/grids2010




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