If the Covid19 crisis is not yet over, the end of the lockdown in several European member states shows that it is now time to evaluate and implement effective recovery measures. Solar Heat Europe believes that the recovery after this emergency must be aligned with Europe climate and energy goals. To this aim, we have has already been supportive of the Green recovery initiative and alliance put in place by MEP Pascal Canfin, both asking for each economic stimulus package to be aligned with the Green Deal objectives. In this context, concrete actions will be crucial to support the solar thermal sector. In order to determinate the priorities within our industry, we reached out to our members and to national associations to better understand the impact of the crisis on the European market and the differences between countriy to country.
To ensure a just, fast and sustainable recovery, support measures have to focus on incentives for individual consumers and companies, but also on the whole supply chain in Europe to support businesses and job creation.