AEBIOM (European Biomass Association), ESTIF (European Solar Thermal Industry Federation) and EGEC (European Geothermal Energy Council) have issued a joint position paper on renewables for heating and cooling and EU security of supply. This paper focuses on 5 key issues.
The first issue is the security of supply as the EU relies mainly on gas supply from Russia (31% for industrial process and 41 % for heating of buildings).
During an event organized earlier this year by IRENA, the International Renewable Energy Agency, Myriem Touhami, Program Manager, at the Energy Unit of UNEP's Division of Technology, Industry and Economic, presented the applications of UNEP’s strategy to engage local bank for lending.
This presentation was given by AEE INTEC at a SOLTRAIN training in Pretoria, South Africa, in April 2014. It provides an overview of the EU-funded FP7 project SolarBrew. This project aims at developing the use of solar process heat in the brewing industry. 3 breweries are part of this project. The Brewery Goess in Austria is using solar energy for its mashing process, relying on a 1.500m² flat plate collector field and a 200m³ storage tank.