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Enjoy #GEOENVI #ThisWeeksGoodNews: a media campaign on the benefits of geothermal energy

PUBLISHED: September 24, 2020

Europe is the first continent that has decided to go carbon-neutral by 2050. Developing all renewable energy sources is an essential path to reach this objective.

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Modernising EU’s battery legislation: an opportunity for geothermal lithium

PUBLISHED: March 3, 2021


The European Commission opened a public consultation to collect stakeholders’ views on the proposed Regulation to modernise the EU’s batteries legislation.





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Delivering effective state aid support for innovative renewable energy technologies

PUBLISHED: March 2, 2021


The European Commission will review and update the EU State Aid framework for energy and environment by the end of 2021.





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New EGEC’s brochure – Geothermal energy: the bedrock of energy transition

PUBLISHED: February 25, 2021


Geothermal energy provides clean energy for sustainable agriculture, buildings, industry and transport. How much do you know about all this? Have a look at our brand-new brochure, where you can go through the basics of geothermal energy and its benefits.





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EGEC, together with 33 stakeholders, calls on the EU not to rely on hydrogen to decarbonise buildings

PUBLISHED: January 21, 2021


Brussels, 21st January 2021 - The European Geothermal Energy Council, together with a broad coalition of 33 businesses, industry associations, NGOs and think tanks urge the European Commission to prioritise available efficient and sustainable solutions to decarbonise Europe’s building stock and avoiding the direct use of hydrogen for this purpose.





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Hungary’s first interactive geothermal information platform is available in English

PUBLISHED: January 5, 2021


The Hungarian Geothermal System (OGRe) is an online platform that provides up-to-date and reliable information on geological, hydrogeological and geophysical data about Hungary’s geothermal energy resources via a user-friendly and publicly accessible site.





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Renewable district heating and cooling networks must be integrated into the Trans-European Networks for Energy

PUBLISHED: December 17, 2020


On 15 December the European Commission launched a proposal to revise rules for cross-border energy infrastructure in line with the European Green Deal.





EGEC regrets to see geothermal district heating excluded from this Regulation, especially as fossil-based distributed energy systems will continue to receive public funds and development support from the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF). 





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Green Deal: Sustainable batteries for a circular and climate neutral economy

PUBLISHED: December 10, 2020


On 10th December 2020 the European Commission proposed to modernise the EU legislation on batteries, delivering its first initiative among the actions announced in the new Circular Economy Action Plan.





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Renovation Wave opens the door for more renewable heat, but a heat market is required!

PUBLISHED: October 15, 2020


EGEC Geothermal’s reaction to the Renovation Wave & Commission Recommendation on energy poverty.





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The European Union must ensure fair competition for heat services in the EU

PUBLISHED: September 22, 2020


EGEC Geothermal writes to Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager to ask for a full review of the impact of the competitive distortion of the Internal Market for Gas legal base.





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Europe needs a carbon price on heating and cooling to become carbon neutral by 2050

PUBLISHED: September 15, 2020


Ahead of the State of the Union, EGEC advocates for putting a price on carbon emissions in heating and cooling.





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