The EU is a major contributor to Research and Innovation for the geothermal industry. Several programme provide financing at the different stages of technology readiness. Moreover, the priorities of the different European R&I programmes have a major impact on technology development and trends.
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.