MEP Simona Bonafè (S&D) visited Larderello (Italy) on Monday January 8th to meet with local geothermal realities.
The European magazine The European Files released a special report titled "Achieve European Global Leadership In Renewable Energy", where stakeholders and MEPs discuss the challenges that European policies must face to further develop renewable energy sources beyond 2020 and integrate their growing share in the energy sector. EGEC contributed to the issue with an article on "Fuel switch to renewables in the heating sector" by Secretary General Philippe Dumas.
Back in May 2017, the European Biomass Association (AEBIOM), the European Geothermal Association (EGEC) and the European Solar Thermal Association (ESTIF), released joint position papers on the Electrification of Heating and Cooling & the Link Between the PEF and Eco-Design/Energy Labeling Regulations. Now, they support #noWildElectrification, claiming that electrification of the heating and cooling and transport sectors should be done in a sensible way to promote the increased uptake of renewables, both RES-E and RES-H&C.
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European Union Energy Day. EU's Clean Energy Future: From Technology Development to System Integration is an event organised by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Energy. This workshop is part of a series of EU Energy Days, which was initiated at COP22 in Marrakesh.
The twelfth GeoTHERM expo & congress, the biggest Europe’s geothermal event, will take place on March 1-2, 2018, in its successfully established form. Accompanied by a high-quality congress programme covering the areas of shallow and deep geothermal energy, the event offers well-founded knowledge for research and practice as well as a perfect platform for exchange of experience.
In the Plenary vote of the European Parliament on the Renewable Energy Directive on 17/01/2018, several Amendments aiming at adding regulatory burden to geothermal projects are subject to a vote. These proposals, supported by Italian EFDD (5 Star Movement) MEPs, are supported by arguments that are at odds with the conclusions of independent studies and the state of the regulatory framework for geothermal energy.
After the General Approach reached by the Energy Council on December 2017 and ahead of the vote in the Committee for Industry and Energy of the European Parliament, the RES associations jointly elaborated a statement on Market Design.
EGEC, together with the renewable energy industry, signed a statement ahead of the vote on December 7th on the Governance of the Energy Union .
More than 120 members from 28 countries, including private companies, national associations, consultants, research centres, geological surveys, and public authorities, make EGEC the strongest and most powerful geothermal network in Europe, uniting and representing the entire sector.READ MORE