Heat represents more than half of Europe’s energy needs and the vast majority of it comes from fossil fuels. Shallow geothermal energy can be the key to decarbonise heating and cooling, being a clean and mature technology that could be installed anywhere in Europe. Yet, it is widely considered as a niche technology, even if in a few countries such as Sweden and Finland, is becoming mainstream and 2 million geothermal heat pumps have already been installed.
The 3rd edition of the “European Shallow Geothermal Energy Days” will take place on 7th and 9th December 2021. It connected policy makers, scientists, and professionals to discuss ways to boost the market uptake of geothermal heat pumps and underground thermal energy storage.
This 2021 event is organised by the European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC), the Renewable Heating and Cooling Platform (RHC-ETIP), GEOTRAINET aisbl and Geothermal DHC COST action, with the support of the GeoERA-MUSE project, EuroGeoSurveys.
Policy and Market, Tuesday 7th of December from 10h00 to 11h30
Moderator: Philippe Dumas, EGEC Geothermal
Breakthroughs in shallow geothermal technologies, Thursday 9th of December 2021 from 11h00 to 12h30
Moderator: Konstanze Zschoke, geoENERGIE Konzept GmbH