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.
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.
A new report on the supply chain of three renewable energy technologies, including geothermal, has been released by the European Commission - Joint Research Centre.
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".
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.
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.
EGEC signs the "Small is beautiful" Declaration - a call for a « de minimis » approach on the framework for micro geothermal CHP & demonstration projects.
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.
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.
A note by EGEC President Ruggero Bertani
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.