This 2-days European seminar will take place on 4 & 5 February 2020. This first day will present instruments to answer the environmental concerns related to deep geothermal energy projects that are operational or under development in Europe.
EGEC Geothermal reaction to the launch of the Just Transition Mechanism proposal
On the 17th of December 2019, the European Parliament reached an agreement with the Council on the new criteria to determine whether an economic activity is environmentally sustainable – the so-called the “Taxonomy Regulation”. EGEC welcomes the positive outcome of this legislation, as it will play a crucial role in helping to redirect the necessary funding to investments in sustainable energy sectors.
4th & 5th February, Brussels
In Potsdam, Germany. February 18-19, 2020. The final conference of GEMex will serve as a platform to present and discuss results from the projects and to learn about other researches and projects related to the topics of superhot geothermal sources (SHGS) and hot EGS. Contributions are encouraged and welcome addressing any of the aspects associated with the investigation, development and/or exploitation of such geothermal resources in any part of the world.
The 11th edition of the European Geothermal PhD Days (EGPD)-2020 is going to be held for the first time in Turkey, with the hospitability of Pamukkale University in Denizli, Western Turkey. The event will take place from 24th to 26th of February 2020 at the Geothermal Application and Research Center of Pamukkale University. In this district of Turkey, geothermal energy has been utilised in different ways since ancient times.
Following the proposal in the PPE (multiannual programming for energy) by the French Government to stop financial support to geothermal electricity, EGEC and the French industry call for a stable and forward looking framework.
As part of the Decarbheat initiative, which gathers several heating and cooling industry associations with the objective to advocate for European policies that are in line with the decarbonisation of the heating and cooling sector, EGEC co-signed a press release on the topic of the European Green Deal.
EGEC, as part of the Coalition for Higher Ambition, a unique gathering of businesses, investor groups, trade unions, local and regional authorities, and NGOs, published a statement to urge the Commission to come forward with a proposal to increase the EU’s climate target to at least -55% of GHG emissions reductions by 2030 compared to 1990 levels within the first 100 days of their mandate. It is the first time that this broad group of stakeholders take a joint position on the EU’s 2030 target and its revision timeline.
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