The congress brochure with the final jam-packed final agenda is available here.
In the afternoon of the 14th May EGEC hosted the only public workshop on the NER300 for geothermal Project developers. Participants were joined by a representative from DG CLIMA of the European Commission where they discussed the details of the 2nd NER300 call and what is available for geothermal, and received some feedback from a Hungarian project which is funded under the first call.
On the 3rd April the European Commission launched its second call for proposals under the NER 300. This is particularly relevant to EGS projects as proposals for the co-financing of demonstration projects of innovative renewable energy technologies are invited.
NER 300 is a funding mechanism managed by DG CLIMA, the European Investment bank and Member states and funded through the sale of 300Mio allowances under the EU ETS scheme.
The need for the future EU climate and energy policy to be based on binding 2030 targets for renewable energy, energy efficiency and greenhouse gas reduction is becoming increasingly clear.
On 18th April 2013, our umbrella organisation – the European Renewable Energy Council (EREC) – launched a publication entitled ‘Hat-trick 2030 – An integrated climate and energy framework’ where it sets out all the reasons why an integrated approach yields more benefits than a one-legged policy based on a supposedly ‘technology-neutral’ GHG-only approach. The report is available here.
The Geothermal panel of the Renewable Heating and Cooling platform has published the first draft of the Geothermal Technology Roadmap, in order to implement the Strategic Research Priorities for our Geothermal Vision.
The public consultation was launched at the RHC conference in Dublin on Tuesday, and will remain open until the 31st May. This is your opportunity to make your mark on the future of geothermal! Download the draft by clicking here then email your contribution to email@example.com