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The success story of geothermal development in The Netherlands

PUBLISHED: February 22, 2019

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.

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Philippe Dumas discusses the role of geothermal in the energy transition on Italian TV channel HSE24 Italia

PUBLISHED: October 10, 2019


The Italian
news outlet “Sette24 Europa” recently interviewed Philippe Dumas in the
building of the European Parliament (see below), EGEC Secretary General, on the
potential of geothermal energy and the many opportunities offered by this clean
source of energy in terms of sustainability, jobs, and societal change.





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European Shallow Geothermal Days

PUBLISHED: October 10, 2019


Shallow geothermal energy represents a well-developed, non-volatile and clean technology for providing efficient heating and cooling across Europe. It is often associated with the use of ground source heat pumps but offers a wide range of applications such as geo-cooling or seasonal heat storage.





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Workshop on geothermal projects in the innovation fund

PUBLISHED: October 9, 2019


On 23 September 2019, a workshop has been organised in Brussels in order to discuss the place of the geothermal sector in the Innovation Fund.





EGEC Members were welcomed to participate in this workshop, notably to present projects that may be eligible for funding from the Innovation Fund, or the type of instruments that would be most valuable in channelling financial support to innovative geothermal projects.





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Strengthening shallow geothermal energy for a clean heating and cooling supply in Europe!

PUBLISHED: October 4, 2019


Shallow geothermal energy represents a well-developed, non-volatile and clean technology for providing efficient heating and cooling across Europe. It is often associated with the use of ground source heat pumps but offers a wide range of applications such as geo-cooling or seasonal heat storage.





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We are hiring: Head of Communications

PUBLISHED: September 18, 2019


EGEC is the voice of the geothermal sector in Europe. It’s an international industry association with more than 120 members, representing 500 stakeholders from 22 different European countries. Geothermal is an essential renewable energy solution which helps tackle the climate crisis by providing safe, secure and reliable heat, cooling and electricity services. 





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WEBINAR: Geothermal risk assessment and de-risking tools // Praxisforum geothermie Bayern & GEORISK

PUBLISHED: September 18, 2019






PRAXISFORUM GEOTHERMIE BAYERN & GEORISK 






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GEOTHERMAL RISK ASSESSMENT AND DE-RISKING TOOLS





Thursday 26/09/2019 | 11:00 – 12:00 CET





The market for geothermal energy in Europe has enjoyed significant growth for the past 5 years. Today, there are nearly 300 geothermal district heating systems in operation in Europe, with a total installed capacity of about 5 GWth. Total installed power capacity is now more than 3 GWe.

The power sector has doubled its capacity in 6 years. Meanwhile, the shallow geothermal sector is displaying continuous growth, approaching the threshold of 2 million units installed..


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Six companies investing in a low-emission future meet Undersecretary Davide Crippa (Ministry of Economic Development) in a meeting set up by EUREC

PUBLISHED: July 10, 2019


Rome, 4-7-2019. A meeting has taken place at the Ministry of Economic Development between Undersecretary Davide Crippa and a delegation of 6 representatives of companies in the energy sector. The meeting was arranged by EUREC, the Association of European Renewable Energy Research Centres.

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The European Geothermal Energy Council elects new board and President

PUBLISHED: June 13, 2019


The Hague, 13 June 2019 – The new board of the European Geothermal Energy Council was elected at the European Geothermal Congress yesterday. The new board is comprised of:





President: Miklos Antics (GPC IP)





Vice President: Marco Baresi (Turboden)





Vice president: Javier Urchueguia (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia)





Board Member: Sara Montomoli (ENEL Green Power)





Board Member: Robert Gavriliuc (Romanian Geoexchange Society)





Board Member: Rüdiger Grimm  (Geoenergie Konzept GMBH)





Treasurer: Attila Kujbus (Geothermal Express)





The new president highlighted the importance of supporting geothermal as Europe transitions towards a greater penetration of renewables for both electricity, and heating and cooling. 




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The Europen Geothermal Sector meets in The Hague to celebrate European excellency

PUBLISHED: June 12, 2019


The Hague, 11 June 2019 – The geothermal community meets in The Hague for the European Geothermal Congress 2019, to celebrate European excellency and to call for tailored tools to drive further geothermal deployment.





More than 800 participants are joining the European Geothermal Congress this week. The event, organised by the European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC), in cooperation with Stichting Platform Geothermie, BodemenergieNL, and the main event sponsor Energie Beheer Nederland B.V. (EBN), brings together stakeholders from the entire geothermal community for sessions covering science, innovation and markets, an exhibition, courses, and side events.




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Geothermal energy consolidates its market uptake but much potential remains untapped

PUBLISHED: June 3, 2019


The EGEC Geothermal Market Report confirms the trend towards the steady growth observed in recent years, but also notes the need for greater recognition in order to enable the full deployment of geothermal energy in Europe.

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