The Italian National Observatory on Energy Saving Building Regulations (ONRE) released this report in 2009 in co-operation with Legambiente and CRESME. European Directives like the RES 2020 or the energy efficiency in buildings have pushed local authorities to create new legislation to comply with the different targets set in the directives.
The Malta Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energies Association (M.E.E.R.E.A.) has taken on the drafting of the roadmap to ensure the future development of renewable energy sources on the sunny island in the Mediterranean Sea. M.E.E.R.E.A. is a non-profit and non-governmental organisation established in June 2001.
France is the frontrunner in Europe in terms of implementing political frame conditions for solar thermal technology. The government already approved the country's energy law, the so-called “Grenelle de l’Environnement“, in 2007. Richard Loyen, Secretary General of the French Solar Energy Association Enerplan, explained that the law, “more or less anticipated the implementation of the RES Directive” when he spoke during an association workshop organized by the European Solar Thermal Industry Federation (ESTIF) in Brussels last December.
This guide was made to help consumers applying for a Eskom Solar Water Heating Rebate Programme. This rebate programme was set-up by the South African Government to increase the share of renewable energies on the final energy consumption to 10 000 gigawatt hours by 2013.
The guide includes a series of steps that should be taken into account applying for the Eskom rebate scheme, the documents necessary for the application, the systems that are qualified for the rebate and other practical information.
In order to reach the goal of 34% renewables in 2020, Austria needs to increase significantly the share of renewable heating and cooling in its energy mix. Solar Thermal can deliver an important contribution to that goal.
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This document was created with cooperation from the California Solar Energy Industries Association and Aztec Solar Inc.
This is an easy-to-read document that breaks down the US solar thermal market, in comparison to other markets around the world through the usage of graphs and charts. It also highlights federal support and upcoming budget and programme planning in 2010 that will benefit the solar thermal market.