The European and international geothermal community is deeply saddened by the loss of Ruggero Bertani.
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.
Along with other heating industry and renewable energy associations, EGEC issues a press release underlining the need for a sound Primary Energy Factor when considering the energy efficiency of heating appliances.
EGEC released a new factsheet in its series dedicated to the many ways in which geothermal energy could contribute to the energy transition. The focus is on the energy challenges faced by EU islands and the different ways in which geothermal energy could provide islands with a stable, sustainable, and affordable energy supply.
It was on May 8th 1818 that Francesco Larderel started the first activity that used geothermal for industrial uses; decades later, in 1904, the Prince Ginori Conti started the first production of electricity from renewable energy sources. To mark this important anniversary, CNR-IGG (Institute of Geosciences and Georgesources-National Research Council), in collaboration with Enel Green Power, organised a two-day event retracing the history, the developments, and future perspectives of geothermal energy in terms of sustainability and innovation.
The ETIP-DG Annual Conference 2018 will take place on Tuesday 19th June, in Brussels, Belgium. This full day event will present and assess the work carried out by the platform so far and further its work for the development of the Strategic Research Agenda.
The European Court of Auditors, in its "Special Report n.5", examined the link between renewable energy and rural development. Through a review of the EU policy framework for renewable energy as a whole, it assessed how it has integrated specific rural development aspects and whether such framework used to spend funds earmarked for rural development had been designed and implemented in a way that facilitated both renewable energy deployment and sustainable rural development. Geothermal is a virtuous example.
The Italian Geothermal Union (UGI) has published the study “Estimates of geothermal energy growth in Italy 2016-2030, with projections to 2050 ”, one of the most complete and updated work currently available on the topic of the likely contribution of the heat from the Earth to Italian energy needs.
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).