Submit your Abstract for the European Geothermal Congress 2016

The organisers of the European Geothermal Congress 2016 request the submission of abstracts for papers concerning all areas of geothermal energy use, from very shallow systems to deep drilling and high-enthalpy fields.

Go to the submissions page to submit your proposal

Both the technological and the social-economic side will be covered.
Visit egc to submit your abstract
The programme will be divided into three basic threads or “streams”, using the practises and standards appropriate to each respective target group.

We hope, however, that you will use this unique opportunity to look outside your own normal sphere or interest and learn about the work of those in other fields, all connected by the desire to give geothermal energy the spot on the energy landscape it deserves!

The three streams are:
•    Politics and Market
•    Technology and Best Practice
•    Science
Please consider which stream is appropriate for your proposal, as reviewing and acceptance procedures will vary according to the usual practice in these field.

EGEC Newsletter July/August

The July/August newsletter is now available. Click here to read it.


The development of renewables in France and Germany


Events in September


EGEC brings forward proposals ongovernance to meet the 2030 targets

EU Commission unveils proposal for reforming the Energy Labelling Regulation

EC consults on electricity market design

EGEC Position on Energy Union Governance

Ahead of a meeting of the Directors-General for Energy and Climate on 15 July 2015, EGEC releases today a position paper setting out concrete proposals to develop a reliable and transparent Energy Union governance system.

Click here to download the paper

Key messages:

  •  A reliable, transparent, and integrated governance system of the Energy Union must make clear how, in the absence of 2030 national binding targets for renewables and energy efficiency, the meeting of EU-wide targets will be assured, and who will be responsible in case of failure.
  •  The governance system must be based on a number of legal principles: existing legal obligations for the achievement of the 2020 targets should remain untouched; new rules and processes governing the Energy Union should be agreed by the Council and Parliament in accordance with the ordinary legislative procedure. Also, Member States must be accountable for their actions, as the achievement of the 2030 targets primarily depends on them.
  • Ensuring the 2030 targets for RES and energy efficiency are met: a combination of binding measures and EU financial mechanisms is a desirable option. A ‘carrot and stick’ framework, led by the EC, could be developed in four stages:

EGEC Practical Guide on Funding Schemes for Geothermal in and outside Europe

Following several requests from members, EGEC publishes today a guide covering funding schemes available for geothermal in and outside Europe.

This document is an updated version of the first EGEC guide on EU funding published in 2010. We aim to regularly update it as new programmes become available.

It initially covers all funding schemes from European or International institutions that are available for projects in Europe. A third section encompassing funding schemes for activities outside of Europe will be further developed later this year. It will be released together with a guide on export opportunities based on an in-depth analysis of the country updates published at WGC2015.

EGEC practical guide is for members only. Please find it in the members section of the website.

ReGeoCities material about shallow geothermal

The ReGeoCities project terminated on 30th June 2015 and it has produced a series of informational materials for the development of shallow geothermal in cities. It includes:

  • A complete guide to Developing Geothermal Heat Pumps in Smart Cities and Communities, which can be downloaded here.
  • A series of 4 factsheets (The technology; Benefits of geothermal heat pumps; Geothermal in smart cities and communities; Financing shallow geothermal projects) which can be downloaded here.
  • A short brochure about the future for GSHPs is also available here.

For a printed copy of the materials, contact the European Geothermal Energy Council.