Vacancy: Policy and Communications Assistant

EGEC is currently looking for a full time intern (38h/ week), who is able to work for a period of seven months starting the 05/01/2015. Click here to view the Job description and application instructions

EGEC recommendations over Junker’s investment plan

Next week European Commission President Junker is to unveil his plan to re-launch the EU economy (by mobilising EUR 300 bn in total).

In a letter sent today, EGEC calls on the European Commission to earmark a substantial part of its investment package for deploying geothermal cogeneration and  heat projects.

In particular, investments in the energy sector should go in priority to:

-           Building renovation with energy efficiency measures and fuel switch to renewable heating.

-           District heating and cogeneration generation units and distribution networks, including for their refurbishment with RES integration;

-           Low temperature process heat from RES to decarbonise the industrial sector.

The full letter is available here.

 

EGEC October Newsletter

The new edition of the EGEC newsletter is now available. Click here to read it.

Inside:

Editiorial
2030 Climate and Energy Framework
Inter-parliamentary meeting
WGC
RHC-Platform
European Geothermal Innovation Award

Full consideration of renewables for flexible power generation and heating and cooling will lead us way above minimum 2030 energy and climate targets

EGEC REACTION TO THE OUTCOME OF THE EUROPEAN COUNCIL SUMMIT

Full consideration of renewables for flexible power generation and heating and cooling will lead us way above minimum 2030 energy and climate targets

Following long months of negotiations, the European Heads of State and Government have agreed minimum climate and energy targets for 2030 of at least:
•    40% greenhouse gas emission reductions compared to 1990 levels,
•    EU-wide 27% renewables and
•     27% energy efficiency (indicative).
The European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC) regrets the very low level of ambition resulting from the final compromise, but recognises that this was not the best moment for Member States to make more progressive long-term commitments. Additionally, the decision over the 2030 targets stems from a rather incomplete analysis, which largely disregards the development of flexible renewable generation and renewable heat technologies.

EU 2030 energy and climate targets: The right regulatory framework will lead us way beyond 27% for renewables!

Press Release

The European Council has set a binding 40% GHG emissions reduction target, a minimum 27% for renewables – only binding at EU-level- and an indicative 27% for energy efficiency. These targets fall short of the needs of Europeans. More can be achieved with renewables for heating and cooling, and consistent actions on energy security, affordability and climate protection.