The SETI Alliance is proud to announce that EPIA, the European Photovoltaic Industry Association, has become our latest member. EPIA represents the European solar sector, covering the whole value chain, from fabs and equipment to power sales.
Trade negotiators are meeting in Geneva on Tuesday 8 July to launch a set of plurilateral trade talks intended to eliminate tariffs on “environmental goods” – products such as wind turbines, solar panels, and other technologies that are critical to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and promoting the use of sustainable energy. The SETI Alliance strongly supports these efforts.
The SETI Alliance, an advocacy partnership aimed at promoting trade in sustainable energy, has launched a global stocktaking exercise to gauge the extent of global sustainable energy trade barriers. This global survey will ensure that the 14 governments engaged in plurilateral negotiations on environmental goods have access to the most recent and up to date intelligence on the current state of play. Announced in Davos on 24 January, the group of countries (including EU 28) plan to create a list of green goods that will be subject to tariff liberalisation.
The Alliance for Affordable Solar Energy (AFASE) announces today its integration into the Alliance of the Sustainable Energy Trade Initiative, SETI Alliance, effective immediately. AFASE will end its stand-alone existence as a legal entity (Verein) and its board and supporters will be integrated into the SETI Alliance.