Nominations for the Ruggero Bertani European Geothermal Innovation Award 2022 are opened! This Award is given to companies which have made an outstanding contribution towards the field of geothermal energy in the form of innovative products, scientific research or project initiatives.
Heat represents more than half of Europe’s energy needs and the vast majority of it comes from fossil fuels. Shallow geothermal energy can be the key to decarbonise heating and cooling, being a clean and mature technology that could be installed anywhere in Europe.
EGEC is very happy to announce the launching of the new geothermal master website - www.gogeothermal.eu
The EPBD revision should apply the Energy Efficiency First (EE1st) principle in a way that stimulates integrated renovations aiming at highly energy efficient, renewable-based and flexible buildings integrated in the increasingly variable energy system. The entire building stock should become capable of adjusting their very low energy consumption, their on-site renewable generation and their energy storage potential in response to external signals. This holistic approachto the implementation of the EE1st principle leads to multiple benefits such as emissions reductions, grid optimisation and system efficiency. It also delivers tangible benefits to citizens, including the most vulnerable ones, strengthens the EU’s clean energy industrial leadership, boosts local job creation and economic recovery. Download the full joint letter
Brussels 26 October: Reacting to the conclusions of the extraordinary Energy Council, the heads of 7 renewable energy associations call upon Europe to prioritise the diversification of renewable energy supply as a matter of urgency. A wider range of renewables will deliver a cleaner energy system that protects citizens and businesses from future energy shocks. To deliver on this 100% renewables future, action is needed now: • The revised Renewables Directive needs a sub-target to incentivise national governments to roll out innovative and diverse renewable sources by 2030; • The 2022-23 Horizon Europe Work Programme should prioritise diverse renewable energy technologies with the greatest potential for innovation and scale-up; • The European Commission needs to start modelling how a system of diverse renewables will operate, and to inform policy-making with these findings. Download the full PR text
The Commission adopted this week a Communication on Energy Prices, to tackle the exceptional rise in global energy prices, which is projected to last through the winter.
The annual German Geothermal Congress will take place from 30 November to 2 December 2021 in the City of Essen, Germany. DGK is Germany's largest and most important specialist congress on geothermal energy. This event planning to be a face-to-face event and the BVG is launching a call for papers.
EGEC is organising an event to explain how a geothermal project is planned, and how is impacted by permitting.
11:00 - 12:00
EGEC is pleased to introduce the new members that joined our organisation in 2021. They range from geothermal associations to manufacturers and service providers. The new EGEC members will pitch their organisations in 5 minutes to illustrate their contribution to the geothermal sector. Participants will have time for a Q&A, networking and to discuss some business opportunities.