2020 july 9th 

ESMC Newsletter

Word of the Secretary General

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Dear friends of European Solar Manufacturing ! In recent weeks we are moving slowly back to “normal” Tuesday 23rd June we had the opportunity to meet again in Brussels with HQ-team to discuss “in real” next ESMC-steps.Yesterday 8th July, we had a gathering between important European PV Industry stakeholders, presenting the results of the joint effort of […]

What’s new in the ESMC ?

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What’s new on the policy side ?

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Pascal Canfin interview: EU must apply green finance taxonomy:“The taxonomy classifies technologies in three categories: 1) “green” technologies such as renewable energies, 2) those “enabling” the transition and 3) so-called “transition” technologies.

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The European Parliament’s Regional Affairs Committee on the EU’s proposed €40 billion Just Transition Fund (JTF) Plan the inclusion of “natural” (=fossil) gas can be a crucial element for Coal areas, but heavy support of the Fossil gas cannot be the solution.

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Measuring is key: ESMC participated at World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA)2nd Climate and Energy Benchmark: measures and ranks the world’s 50 most influential electric utilities companies on their transition to a low-carbon economy.

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German Coal Phase out: Too late too expensive: last week’s decision by German Government to phase out Coal by 2038 largely insufficient and as many critics state largely overpaid

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Little ambition for a real European Energy future: The German program for it’s EU – presidency

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Two documents on the EU energy strategy, published July 8th focusing on “Green hydro” and “off-shore-wind” almost only. It seems that Solar is a lost battle for the EU-Commission, although it should be a key player!

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The EU Innovation Fund – large-scale call has just started: It is one of the world’s largest funding programmes for demonstration of innovative low-carbon technologies

What’s new in the news ?

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“Policy makers need to recognise how many renewable energy jobs can be created along each segment of the value chain, so they can design green recovery programmes that maximise regional and national value creation. From project planning and development to the manufacturing of equipment and components, from construction and installation to operations and maintenance, renewable […]

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 The World economic Forum outlines the dilemma in Finance in Europe and how to bridge the gap:http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_Bridging_the_Gap_in_European_Scale_up_Funding_2020.pdf

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Bloomberg BNEF understands much better that Solar is a key solution: In partnership with European Commission Coal Regions in Transition Platform, released together an in-depth analysis on Bulgaria, Czechia, Poland and Romania, showing how current market conditions and existing policies can accelerate the transition away from coal to cleaner, more affordable sources of energy: BNEF’s levelized […]

News from our members and partners

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Recommended Events

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Intersolar trade show will do a 2 days online event 14th  and 15th JulyProgram: https://www.thesmartere.com/en/events/online-events/intersolar-innovation-day

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Several times postponed now life with an interesting Online on the 14th  and 15th July Program with several energy and digitalisation topics: Future minded like the real show in Hannover: https://hannovermesse.digital/en/program_overview/

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The Joint Initiative to promote Solar Manufacturing in Brussels The first event took place this 8th of July the Solar Manufacturing Accelerator(SoMA), the joint initiative by ETIP-PV, SolarPower Europe (SPE), IPVF (Solar Europe Now), VDMA and ESMC, initiated by SPE brought together an important number of Industry-ready European Initiatives. Important and very positive statements by high level stake […]

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