EGEC has published the seventh edition of its annual study evaluating the development of the geothermal sector in Europe. 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.
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.
Two post-doc positions are open at the University of Geneva one in "3D Reservoir Structural Modelling" and one in "Risks and Uncertainties Evaluation of Gephysical Exploration Applied to Geothermal Drilling Projects".
On July 20, GPC IP successfully completed a new anti-corrosion, fiberglass lined, production well at the Bonneuil-sur-Marne geothermal district heating site, in the Paris outskirt, scoring a new success and milestone in smart well architecture.
Today, EGEC, the European Geothermal Energy Council, representing the geothermal industry, has joined the Decarb Heat Initiative that aims to fully decarbonise the heating and cooling sector in Europe by 2050. The association that gathers more than 120 members from 28 countries, joins forces with Bioenergy Europe, COGEN Europe, EHPA, EPEE and Euroheat & Power and in their efforts to create a policy and market framework supporting an energy efficient and renewable thermal energy system in Europe and to make heating and cooling one of EU’s top policy priorities.
New EGEC member TÜV SÜD is organising a free webinar on "Maximise the bankability of geothermal projects" on 19 July 2018 | 9am CEST / 3pm SGT. The high upfront costs and risks involved in exploration and drilling for geothermal energy has often deterred investments, dampening the growth of the stable and clean energy resource. As governments and international organisations offer more incentives to harness geothermal power, potential investors and planners need to ensure that they make the right investment decisions.
Ahead of the high level Stakeholder consultation organized by the European Commission on July 10-11, the European renewable industry associations came together with a joint statement calling for renewable energy to be at the very heart of the EU Strategy for long-term emissions reduction.
The GEO-ENERGY EUROPE partners met for the third time last week in Pau, southwestern France, taking advantage of hosting partner and GEE project coordinator POLE AVENIA’s major event, the GeoEnergy Days, to combine their project meeting on Thursday July 5, and organized B2B meetings with national and international participants among the 300 GeoEnergy Days attendees on July 3-4.
EGEC is looking for a full time communication officer (38h/ week), who is able to work starting from September 2018, for a period of minimum six months with possibility of a longer term contract. We are looking for a new communication officer to join our small but growing team, collaborating with the Head of Communication & Marketing on communication & projects and assisting the Policy officer.
The European and international geothermal community is deeply saddened by the loss of Ruggero Bertani.
The European Geothermal Congress (EGC) 2019 has launched the call for abstracts. Interested stakeholders are invited to submit their abstracts for papers concerning all areas of geothermal energy use, from very shallow systems to deep drilling and high-enthalpy fields. Both the technological and the social-economic side will be covered.
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.