EGEC is the voice of the geothermal sector in Europe. Its vast membership is focused on providing baseload renewable heating, cooling and electricity to address the climate crisis and the energy transition. We are looking for a confident, dynamic and quick-learning Policy Officer to join our Policy Team. A long-term Belgian contract (38h/week) is offered from February 2022.
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.
Brussels, 15 December 2021 – Today the European Commission has released its proposals for establishing a new EU framework to decarbonise gas markets, promote hydrogen and reduce methane emissions.
Geothermal heat pumps are a proven technology to deliver renewable heating and cooling. A recent IEA study also highlight their cost-competitiveness compared to fossil gas boilers, mainstreaming an argument long put forward by the geothermal industry that on a life cycle basis they are an extremely cost-efficient solution.
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
The MEET EU project has generated a lot of results and knowledge over the past 3.5 years about Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) in various geological conditions. As we are ending this #H2020 project, we would like to share with you, through this demonstration workshop, lessons learnt on different topics:
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The French Association of Geothermal Professionals (AFPG) is pleased to inform you that the next edition of the Geothermal Days will take place in Aix-les-Bains, on June 9 & 10, 2022. This event is 100% dedicated to the sector geothermal energy will give a voice to the various players who contribute to the promotion of this formidable renewable energy.