Geothermal energy utilisation in The Netherlands has been experiencing a tremendous growth in recent years, mainly due to the development of policy instruments that tackled barriers such as geological uncertainty and the difficulty in ensuring adequate financing.
The European Commission announced a ‘Renovation Wave’ to
work alongside Member States in delivering energy efficiency improvements in
public and private buildings. This is a start. But it is still a long way from
what is required.
EGEC Geothermal proposes three simple steps to
institutionalise ownership, management and delivery of the systematic
removal of fossil fuels in all types of buildings so that the sector is
compatible with the Paris Agreement long before 2050.
On 14 January 2020 the European Commission proposed a Just Transition Mechanism to mobilise at least €100 billion (over the period 2021-2027) to support regions most affected by the transition towards the zero-carbon economy.
Geothermal brine can contain lithium. The geothermal industry is therefore able to produce this mineral in a clean way, while also generating renewable heat and electricity for surrounding communities. This is why in February EGEC Geothermal joined the European Battery Alliance.
EGEC is pleased to announce the five endorsed nominations for the Ruggero Bertani European Geothermal Innovation Award 2020.
The Sustainable Europe Investment Plan represents the main investment pillar of the EU Green Deal. It will have to mobilise at least €1 trillion in sustainable investments over the next decade to achieve a climate-neutral economy by 2050.
But to do so, as from 2020 only projects consistent with the 2050 targets should benefit.
This 2-days European seminar will take place on 4 & 5 February 2020 in Brussels.
EGEC Geothermal reaction to the launch of the Just Transition Mechanism proposal