The environmental impact of geothermal energy has recently been a topic of debate in the European Parliament, raised by Italian MEPs. Now, a scientific paper published by Manzella et all. analyses the issue more in depth and provides an assessment of the environmental impact of geothermal in Tuscany and the regulatory background. It concludes that “partial or incorrectly provided information represents a serious threat to geothermal development”.
In the birthplace of geothermal energy (Pisa, Italy), the European Technology & Innovation Platform on Deep Geothermal has presented its “Vision for Deep Geothermal” to look at future development of deep geothermal energy and highlight the great potential of untapped geothermal resources across Europe.
GPC IP has announced the successful completion and test of a second subhorizontal geothermal well on the Paris suburban Cachan site for its customer DALKIA (EDF Group).
The twelfth GeoTHERM, the largest geothermal trade fair in Europe, has taken place in Offenburg (Germany) last week, on 1-2 March 2018. Below you may find a photo gallery and a summary of events and activities organised by EGEC and its partners.
EGEC Member Cranfield University has announced a new course on “Geothermal Energy – From Potential to Implementation” taking place 11-13 July 2018.
During the opening ceremony of the GeoTHERM Exhibition and Congress 2018, the European Geothermal Innovation Award 2018 was awarded to the Geothermal Development Facility (GDF) Latin America, the first multi-donor climate initiative offering risk mitigation for surface studies and appraisal drillings during the exploration phase of geothermal projects in Latin America.
During a visit to Iceland, Miki Plichta from Slovakia interviewed remarkable pioneers working with geothermal energy power in the island.
GeoEnergy Days (3-5 July 2018) is the first international event in France offering a unique opportunity to the 500 expected participants to share skills and experiences, develop partnerships and grow business with and within the geo-energy industries (upstream oil & gas, deep geothermal energy, geological storage + minerals & mining for the energy transition).
The Geothermal Panel of the European Technology and Innovation Platform on Renewable Heating & Cooling (RHC-ETIP) has announced the new Steering Committee for the period 2018-2020.
EGEC announces endorsed nominations for this year’s European Geothermal Innovation Award. EGEC is pleased to announce the five endorsed nominations for the European Geothermal Innovation Award 2018. The final candidates are (in alphabetical order):