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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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Two days Geothermal Brussels events – 4th&5th February 2020

PUBLISHED: January 14, 2020


This 2-days European seminar will take place on 4 & 5 February 2020.





This first day will present instruments to answer the environmental concerns related to deep geothermal energy projects that are operational or under development in Europe.





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Just Transition Mechanism must prioritise renewable heat to deliver the EU’s zero-carbon target

PUBLISHED: January 14, 2020


EGEC Geothermal reaction to the launch of the Just Transition Mechanism proposal





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New taxonomy regulation and its impact on geothermal

PUBLISHED: December 17, 2019


On the 17th of December 2019, the European Parliament reached an agreement with the Council on the new criteria to determine whether an economic activity is environmentally sustainable – the so-called the “Taxonomy Regulation”. EGEC welcomes the positive outcome of this legislation, as it will play a crucial role in helping to redirect the necessary funding to investments in sustainable energy sectors.





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EGEC Geothermal reaction to the EU Green Deal

PUBLISHED: December 11, 2019






On 11 December 2019 the European Commission presented the European Green Deal. Europe is aiming to become the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050 and the proposed Green Deal outlines the policy framework that will be applied to achieve this goal.





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Factsheet online: Embedding lithium production and clean energy-value chains in the EU

PUBLISHED: December 6, 2019


Developing competitive value-chains in a mission-orientated EU industrial strategy must be a central goal of the European Green Deal. Priority should be given to activities that provide multiple benefits such as increased investment in deep geothermal energy production and geothermal lithium plants.





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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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