Alongside national programmes the EU has contributed to R&I in geothermal by financing resource assessment and a number of demonstration projects, notably the flagship EGS project along the French-German border.
Key policies and regulations:
- Horizon 2020
- Innovation Fund/NER300
- EU impact on national level
The European Commission launched a consultation on its long term strategy on greenhouse gas emissions reduction at the begining of the summer. The consultation closed on October 9. Below is EGEC's contribution to the consultation, highlighting the role of geothermal for a succesful decarbonisation of the European economy.
Member States and the European Parliament are negociating the rules that will govern the electricity system after 2020. At stake: setting a framework that allows a functioning market to be increasingly based on renewable generation.