For the energy transition to be successful, we need integration and a coherent mix in all energy sectors which cannot be accomplished without the versatile contribution of geothermal energy, EGEC states in a new declaration released in celebration of its 20 years anniversary.
EGEC, in cooperation with Stichting Platform Geothermie, BodemenergieNL, and the main event sponsor Energie Beheer Nederland B.V. (EBN) are pleased to announce that the 2019 edition of the European Geothermal Congress (EGC) will be held on 11-14th June 2019 at the World Forum, The Hague, in The Netherlands.
On Thursday 7 June 2018, the event “Heating & Cooling in Europe – How can we decarbonise the sector by 2050 and fulfil the Paris Agreement?” took place in the framework of the European Sustainable Energy Week in Brussels.
The Geothermal Science and Technology group launches a call for application for two PhD candidate positions from the 1st of July 2018 or earlier, funded within a larger EU-Horizon 2020 project for a period of 3 years.
On Thursday 24th May, ENGIE Réseaux and the French Association for Renewables « le Syndicat des Energies Renouvelables » (SER), in cooperation with EGEC and the city of Villepinte, gathered to discuss the French objectives for geothermal energy in the framework of the “Programmation pluriannuelle de l’énergie géothermie (PPE)”, currently under discussion. The discussion also aimed to present the position of France in the geothermal market development, and its leadership in a number of technologies.
The H2020 Cheap-GSHP Project will be present at the Energy Lab, European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) 2018 – Don't miss the presentation by Mr. Luc Pockele, senior investigator in the Horizon 2020 “Cheap-GSHP” Project, at will make the presentation “Efficient and cost effective ground source heat exchangers and pumps”, dealing with the results achieved during the first 3 years of this project.
In March 2018, an international panel of reviewers evaluated the KIT Research Unit “Energy” on behalf of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers. The topic of geothermal energy systems was rated with top grade.
ARPAT, the Regional Environmental Agency of Tuscany, has released its 2017 Annual Report on Enviromental Data (Annuario dei dati ambientali). EGEC, with the permission of the author(s), has translated and summarised it for its members.
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.