NEWS

  • Celebrating Success: EGEC reaches +200 Members Milestone

    PUBLISHED: February 1, 2024

    EGEC is thrilled to announce its membership has surpassed the remarkable number of more than 200 esteemed members, with 30 new members joined EGEC in 2023. This is a significant milestone in EGEC's mission towards establishing geothermal  as a unique energy source in Europe and beyond. This achievement reflects the growing recognition and support for geothermal energy as a sustainable, clean and reliable source, key for a successful energy transition.

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  • Announcing the Top 5 Most Innovative Geothermal Projects in 2024

    PUBLISHED: January 26, 2024

    EGEC is thrilled to announce the five endorsed nominations for the Ruggero Bertani European Geothermal Innovation Award 2024. The winner will be announced at GeoTHERM expo & congress, taking place between 29 February and 1 March 2024 in Offenburg, Germany.

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  • Press Release: The European Parliament overwhelmingly endorses a call for an EU geothermal strategy  

    PUBLISHED: January 18, 2024

    Brussels, 18h January 2024 – The European Parliament’s Plenary voted on a resolution, led by Professor Krasnodębski MEP from the European Conservatives & Reformist Group (ECR), to support a European geothermal energy strategy. 

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POLICY DOCUMENTS

  • 19 organisations urge EU Commission: publish Heat Pump Action Plan for a net-zero Europe

    PUBLISHED: January 23, 2024

    A coalition of 19 organisations, including industry associations, NGOs, consumer groups, and think tanks issued an urgent call to European Commission President von der Leyen. The unexpected delay in publishing the Heat Pump Action Plan, originally set for the first quarter of 2024 and now postponed until after the EU elections, threatens Europe’s energy transition, they warn.

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  • EGEC response to the call for feedback on Data centres in Europe – reporting scheme

    PUBLISHED: December 21, 2023

    On 20 December, EGEC commented on the Commission draft Delegated Act that sets out a reporting scheme to rate the sustainability of data centres in the EU. The Delegated Act stems from the recast Energy Efficiency Directive (Directive 2012/27/EU), which introduces a requirement to report on the energy performance and sustainability of data centres. 

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  • EGEC contribution to the EU Taxonomy Stakeholder Request Mechanism

    PUBLISHED: December 21, 2023

    EGEC provided its answer to a questionnaire which allowed stakeholders to suggest potential revisions of existing activities that are already covered in an EU Taxonomy Delegated Act in force (see Taxonomy Climate Delegated Act and Taxonomy Complementary Delegated Act) or under scrutiny by EU co-legislators (see Taxonomy Environmental Delegated Act and amendments to the Taxonomy Climate Delegated Act) or to suggest new economic activities that should be added to the EU Taxonomy. 

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  • FEBRUARY

    21-22

    UPCOMING EVENT

    2024 Türkiye Geothermal Congress

    The 7th Turkish Geothermal Congress, organized annually by the Geothermal Power Plant Investors Association (JESDER), will be held on 21-22 February 2024 at the Grand Ankara Hotel & Convention Center in Ankara, Türkiye. The goal of the congress is to bring together engineers and scientists from different disciplines who closely follow international developments for the research and development of geothermal energy resources in Türkiye. The congress provides an environment for investors, suppliers, public and private sector employees to present their opinions, discuss, meet, and promote their products and services. The program of GT 2024 Türkiye Geothermal Congress has been published and can be accessed via this link.

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  • FEBRUARY

    21 - 22

    UPCOMING EVENT

    Geothermal 2024 "Heating up the Market"

    PROGRAMME NOW LIVE The eagerly awaited annual Geothermal Seminar, organised by SPE Aberdeen, is set to take place in February 2024. Building on the success of the two previous events since its inception in 2022, the Seminar remains at the forefront of fostering innovation, collaboration, and advancements in Geothermal Energy production science, engineering, and economics. Who should attend? Our aim is for the Seminar to be relevant, and interesting, to a broad range of people from energy professionals, environmentalists, investors, politicians, academics, career-seeking students, and those just eager to learn more about Geothermal. Book Now! Tickets are now available and include attendance at both days of the seminar.

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  • FEBRUARY

    27

    9:00-12:00 CET

    UPCOMING EVENT

    Workshop Prize on Lithium production from geothermal plants in Europe

    The European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency are pleased to invite you to participate in the workshop "Development of Renewable Energy Technology Prizes - Stakeholder Workshops" to discuss the prize on Lithium production on geothermal plants in Europe, which will take place in Brussels and online on 27th February 2024, 09:00 – 12:00 CET. As a part of a study commissioned by CINEA, Ecorys, Carbon Counts and WIP have been working since February 2023 to gather lessons learned on past Horizon prizes, elaborate a list of potential prizes and select potential prizes to develop into full-fledged designs. These workshops conclude the final phase of the study and aim at testing and validating each final design of the five following prizes: Prize on Lithium production from geothermal plants in Europe (held on 27th February, 09:00 – 12:00 CET) Prize on RET Solutions in Energy Communities (held on 27th February, 14:00 – 17:00 CET) Fuel from the Sun Prize: further Advancing Artificial Photosynthesis for renewable fuel (held on 28th February, 09:00 – 12:00 CET) Prize on Seasonal Thermal Energy Storage (held on 28th February, 14:00 – 17:00 CET) Prize on Advanced digital solution to improve the maintenance processes of Renewable Energy Technologies (held on 29th February, 09:00 – 12:00 CET) During the workshops, you will be introduced to each innovation prize the Study team is currently designing to be potentially included in future EU Research programmes such as Horizon Europe. More information. 

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