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European Renewable Energies Federation (EREF)

http://www.eref-europe.org

Overview

  • Organization TypeAssociation
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The European Renewable Energies Federation (EREF) is the federation of national renewable energy associations from EU Member States, representing sectors such as wind, solar, small hydro, bio-energy, tidal, wave, and geothermal. EREF objective is to defend the interests of independent power, fuel and heat production from renewable sources and to promote nondiscriminatory access to the energy market. EREF is striving to create, maintain and further develop stable and reliable framework conditions for renewable energy sources. EREF continuously advocate for ambitious and legally binding targets for all renewable energy sectors beyond 2020. EREF is supporting the renewable energy industry by legal action in the European institutions as well as in Member States. To survive the mounting and varied pressure and tactics by the incumbent industry, the RES producing industry needs the capacity and competence to use all existing rules and to create and maintain an overall political and regulatory atmosphere which enables further independent growth and substance. It needs a strong and loud voice as producers in Europe. EREF is the only RES European association which files complaints and court cases against unfair favoritism for nuclear and fossil power, centralised power dominance and discrimination of independent RES producers and production. EREF’s goals are: - To watch the market and to name and blame unfair preference for the incumbent industries by open and hidden legal or illegal subsidies. - To speak up when support mechanisms in Member States are deteriorated, endangering investment and jeopardising achievement of RES increase targets - To educate and inform the public and the media and to offer a clear insight picture in the market forces and the challenges for independent power production Activities As a federation of national renewable energy associations from EU Member States, EREF represents all renewable energy sectors at EU institutions. Its objective is to promote the interests of independent power, fuel and heat production from renewable sources and to establish non-discriminatory access to the European energy market. EREF strives to create, maintain and further develop stable and reliable framework conditions for renewable energy sources. EREF provides advice on the promotion of renewable energy to EU and national key decision-makers. Other tasks include the education and information of the public and the media by offering a clear insight picture in the market forces and the challenges for independent power production. EREF supports the renewable energy industry by legal action in the European institutions as well as in Member States. As a well-established and well-known actor within the EU arena, EREF has traditional strong and profound working relationships with key organisations and decision-makers related to renewable energy and energy efficiency on both European, national and international levels.

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Company Offices
  • Belgium
  • Brussels
  • Avenue Marnix, 28