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Nominations open for the European Geothermal Innovation Award 2018. Apply now!

PUBLISHED: November 23, 2017

The European Geothermal Innovation Award is awarded annually to companies which have made an outstanding contribution towards the field of geothermal energy in the form of innovative products, scientific research or project initiatives.

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Unlocking the potential of geothermal energy in islands

PUBLISHED: September 22, 2017

European islands often face significant challenges when it comes to energy supply and energy costs. Due to geographic location, small economies of scale, and limited or absent interconnection to the mainland or to other islands, many islands are still heavily dependent upon costly imported fossil fuels to generate electricity or to meet their heating and cooling needs. To tackle this issue, the European Commission is now launching the Clean Energy for All Europeans Islands Initiative, which aims to accelerate the clean energy transition on islands, ensuring secure and cheap energy to their citizens, and create local jobs.

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EU report on the supply chain of renewables looks at the geothermal sector 

PUBLISHED: December 11, 2017

A new report on the supply chain of three renewable energy technologies, including geothermal, has been released by the European Commission - Joint Research Centre.

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EGEC at the SET Plan – Central European Energy Conference 2017

PUBLISHED: December 5, 2017

On Friday, December 1st, EGEC Secretary General Philippe Dumas took part, as representative of the ETIP-DG, in the 10th annual SET Plan Conference & 11th Central European Energy Conference (CEEC XI) organised  in Bratislava, Slovakia, under the auspices of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU, in the Panel "Leadership in renewables".

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EGEC welcoming the result of the ITRE vote on renewables and energy efficiency

PUBLISHED: November 28, 2017

On November 28th, the ITRE committee of the European Parliament voted on the reports for the recast Renewable Energy Directive and the Energy Efficiency Directive, strongly backing up a 35% target for renewables and 40% energy efficiency in 2030, a minimal threshold for consistency with the Paris Agreement. The geothermal sector supports MEP Blanco Lopez report on the Renewable Energy Directive adopted today and welcomes the high ambition on energy efficiency.

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Hungary has its first geothermal CHP power plant

PUBLISHED: November 20, 2017

The project developer KS Orka has announced that it has connected a combined geothermal heat and power plant in Hungary to the grid. This is the first geothermal power plant in the country.

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Successful Summary Conference of the EEA Project "GeoHeatPol"

PUBLISHED: November 14, 2017

Successful Summary Conference of the EEA Project “Geothermal energy – a basis for low-emission space heating, improving living conditions and sustainable development – pre-feasibility studies for selected areas in Poland” – held by the Ministry of Environment in Warsaw the 24 October 2017.

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Small is beautiful. Don’t burden small businesses and consumers, empower them to boost the energy transition!

PUBLISHED: November 10, 2017

EGEC signs the "Small is beautiful" Declaration - a call for a « de minimis » approach on the framework for  micro geothermal CHP & demonstration projects.

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Webinar: Financing geothermal energy - IGC Invest Geothermal Pre-event

PUBLISHED: October 19, 2017

In preparation to the upcoming IGC Invest Geothermal, the first global geothermal investment forum, EGEC Geothermal, ThinkGeoEnergy, and Enerchange, would like to invite you to the pre-event webinar Financing geothermal energy, taking place on 26 October 2017, from 14:30 to 15:15 CEST time.

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First greenhouse for algae cultivation heated by geothermal plant launches today

PUBLISHED: October 13, 2017

A new greenhouse heated by geothermal energy for the cultivation of Spirulina, a type of algae which is highly nutritious and rich in iron and protein, launches today in Chiusdino, Italy. The innovative pilot project is the first example of geothermal heat supplied by a nearby geothermal power plant and used for Spirulina cultivation.

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Strengthening enabling frameworks for geothermal in Europe

PUBLISHED: September 28, 2017

A note by EGEC President Ruggero Bertani


The High-Level Conference of the Global Geothermal Alliance was a significant step that signaled the importance of geothermal for the transition towards clean energy. This meaningful event discussed in depth the main barriers faced by the geothermal sector, leading to a commitment shared by many governments to pursue a greater ambition for geothermal development.

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Geothermal energy for ecological heat generation in Poland

PUBLISHED: September 13, 2017

Geothermal energy has a large potential for ecological heat generation in Poland. What is required for the optimum development of that essential sector is co-operation and use of the experiences possessed by the global leaders in the field. That purpose has been assigned to the international Project on “Geothermal energy - a basis for low-emission heating, improving living conditions and sustainable development – preliminary studies for selected areas in Poland,” implemented in July 2017.

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