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Circular Economy

EGEC's response to the EU Circular Economy Action Plan

PUBLISHED: September 30, 2020

The integration of circularity into geothermal energy production indicates that all its components and products need to be optimised, re-used, repaired, redistributed, refurbished, and/or remanufactured. Circularity is the cornerstone of a sustainable future, where geothermal and other renewable sources have a crucial role to play.

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Energy Transition, Environmental legislation, Financing

EGEC Response to the public consultation on sustainable finance

PUBLISHED: September 20, 2019

Sustainable finance is an increasingly important topic in European policy making. A proposed regulation by the European Commission on this topic will have a major impact on the private financial sector, and its relationship with geothermal and other renewable energy investments.

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Environmental legislation, EU Climate and energy framework

RED - Plenary vote: Amendments on Geothermal Energy

PUBLISHED: January 16, 2018

In the Plenary vote of the European Parliament on the Renewable Energy Directive on 17/01/2018, several Amendments aiming at adding regulatory burden to geothermal projects are subject to a vote. These proposals, supported by Italian EFDD (5 Star Movement) MEPs, are supported by arguments that are at odds with the conclusions of independent studies and the state of the regulatory framework for geothermal energy.

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Environmental legislation, EU Climate and energy framework

EGEC paper on emissions from geothermal - the Monte Amiata case study

PUBLISHED: September 4, 2017

Amendments to the Renewable Energy Directive were tabled by Members of the European Parliament in June 2017.

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