European islands often face significant challenges when it comes to energy supply and energy costs. Due to geographic location, small economies of scale, and limited or absent interconnection to the mainland or to other islands, many islands are still heavily dependent upon costly imported fossil fuels to generate electricity or to meet their heating and cooling needs. To tackle this issue, the European Commission is now launching the Clean Energy for All Europeans Islands Initiative, which aims to accelerate the clean energy transition on islands, ensuring secure and cheap energy to their citizens, and create local jobs.
A week full of important geothermal events is beginning today.
The first day has seen the inauguration of the High Level Conference of the Global Geothermal Alliance in Florence, Italy (11-12 September). The conference, which saw the participation of Ministers from all over the world as well as representative of the private sector, addresses what are the main barriers that have hindered the deployment of geothermal despite its vast potential and how to overcome them. The event is a significant step that signals the importance of geothermal for the development of clean energy.
Leaders and ministers from more than 25 governments will meet in Florence, Italy on 11 September, to accelerate the global adoption of geothermal energy. The Global Geothermal Alliance (GGA) meeting represents the largest such ministerial gathering dedicated to geothermal energy development.
8:30 - 10:00
Don't miss out and join for the breakfast debate, kindly hosted by MEP Marina Werner (S&D).
IMAGE final conference, Novel approaches for Geothermal Exploration marks the end of a four years long project on exploration and assessment of geothermal reservoirs.
6pm - 7pm
This seminar will address options to reduce direct and indirect reliance on fossil fuels, while increasing the utilisation of renewable sources.
In the context of the debate on the recast regulation on the Internal market for electricity, EGEC joined other renewable energy associations to call for the preservation of the priority of dispatch for small and demonstration projects.
EGEC’s policy paper on the European Commission scenarios for the Clean Energy Package.
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