Along with other heating industry and renewable energy associations, EGEC issues a press release underlining the need for a sound Primary Energy Factor when considering the energy efficiency of heating appliances.
EGEC released a new factsheet in its series dedicated to the many ways in which geothermal energy could contribute to the energy transition. The focus is on the energy challenges faced by EU islands and the different ways in which geothermal energy could provide islands with a stable, sustainable, and affordable energy supply.
It was on May 8th 1818 that Francesco Larderel started the first activity that used geothermal for industrial uses; decades later, in 1904, the Prince Ginori Conti started the first production of electricity from renewable energy sources. To mark this important anniversary, CNR-IGG (Institute of Geosciences and Georgesources-National Research Council), in collaboration with Enel Green Power, organised a two-day event retracing the history, the developments, and future perspectives of geothermal energy in terms of sustainability and innovation.
16h30 to 19h30
A Forum organized by EURACTIV to show that several renewable technologies are available to decarbonise heating and cooling (H&C) – biomass, solar thermal, geothermal and efficient heat pumps. They are mature and ready to deliver but the market uptake of renewable energies in the H&C sector remains difficult.
09:00 - 18:00
The event is jointly organised with the Flexynets project and will showcase the latest technology developments on digitalisation in district heating. Some of the topics that will be covered include smart district energy, sector coupling, electricity grid and storage integration, smart district heating controllers, and much more.
On the 31st of May, EnergyVille invites you to the grand closing event of the EFRO/SALK research project ‘Towards a Sustainable Energy Supply in Cities’.
The European Union is starting discussion on its next Multiannual Financial Framework, which governs how EU funding is allocated for the 6-years period after 2020.
Letter AT Presidency_RESAssociations representing the renewable energy industries, including EGEC on behalf of the geothermal sector, co-signed a letter to the Austrian government, next in line to take up the mantle of the presidency of the European Council.
Associations representing the heating industry and renewables for heating and cooling jointly developed a paper exploring the relevance of the methodology used for the Primary Energy Factor in the European Commission for the Energy Efficiency Directive.
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