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Release: ESIA Stance against forced labour & a Due Diligence Guide for Solar PV Supply Chains

By News, Position paper
The European Solar PV Alliance (ESIA) is an industry initiative launched by the European Commission. It brings together companies, institutes, and organisations in the European PV industry with the primary goal of proposing practical solutions to enhance the PV value chain in Europe. The steering committee includes the European Commission,…
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Spain unveils new plan to boost clean-tech supply chain

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Spain has introduced a new incentive scheme aimed at strengthening its clean-tech supply chain, including PV manufacturing. This initiative comes as a welcome move, endorsed by the European Solar Manufacturing Council (ESMC) and following our continuous efforts with Spanish stakeholders to capitalize on opportunities presented by the Recovery and Resilience…
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From right: Reinhard Bütikofer, Member of European Parliament, Adrian Zenz, Victims of Communism Foundation, Anja Lange, First Solar, Rushan Abbas, Campaign for Uyghurs, Johan Lindahl, ESMC, Patricia Carrier, Coalition to End Forced Labour in the Uyghur Region

ESMC joined by members of Parliament and NGOs to call for an end on forced labor practices in solar supply chains

By Event, Press Release
16 February 2024-Brussels, Belgium. The ESMC convened a groundbreaking trilogue focused on state-sponsored forced labour in the clean energy supply to push for an end on imported products that have been manufactured by e.g. Uyghurs under suppression in China. At the event, stakeholders from industry, politics and the non-profit sector…
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Press release: Building a Greener Future — European PV Industry and Researchers United for an Ecodesign Reform

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Representatives from prominent European PV research institutes and organizations, European PV associations, and European PV manufacturers have come together to advocate for changes in the proposed methodologies for the Ecodesign and Energy Label legislation. In a joint letter addressed to the European Commission (February 1st 2024), they emphasize the need…
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PV Manufacturers Demand a Robust Forced Labour Regulation

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In a unified effort led by the European Solar Manufacturing Council (ESMC), 39 European PV manufacturers are urging EU Member States to swiftly implement a robust regulation combatting forced labour. The plea comes as crucial negotiations on the prohibition of products made with forced labour are approaching, addressing critical details…
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ESMC surpass 75 member milestone!

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As the European industry organisation exclusively dedicated to, and shaped by, the European upstream PV Industry, the European Solar Manufacturing Council (ESMC) is pleased to announce the achievement of a significant milestone—75 members and counting. Over nearly four years since the formal founding in early 2020, ESMC has grown by…
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