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EGEC response to the call for feedback on design elements of renewable energy auctions (guidance)

PUBLISHED: March 4, 2024

EGEC welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the Commission’s guidelines on designating renewables acceleration areas (RAAs) and highlight the following: Need for a fair evaluation of geothermal-based electricity A higher use of non-price criteria is needed Need for renewable energy auctions by technology Read the full EGEC Response. See EGEC factsheet on Auctions to deploy geothermal.

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Environmental legislation, Financing

EGEC response to the call for feedback on Energy efficiency – assessing the level of EU & national funding

PUBLISHED: February 27, 2024

EGEC welcomes the Commission's effort to assess the state of public funding and the capacity of EU countries to increase the uptake of private investment in energy efficiency. We firmly believe that geothermal energy can give a great contribution towards this objective.

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Energy Transition, Environmental legislation, Financing

EGEC response to the call for feedback on Unlocking private investment in energy efficiency – guidance to Member States and market actors

PUBLISHED: February 27, 2024

EGEC welcomes the Commission effort to provide guidance to Member States and market actors on how to unlock private investment, notably by developing innovative financing tools, scaling up financial instruments and making the most of public budget support.

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Energy Transition, Environmental legislation, EU Climate and energy framework

European Green Deal

EGEC views on the EU Critical Raw Materials Act

PUBLISHED: November 24, 2022

EGEC views on the EU Critical Raw Materials Act   EGEC, the voice of the European geothermal industry, is a not-for-profit association representing the entire value-chain of the industry across 28 countries. It is included on the European Transparency Register number: 11458103335-07. Further information can be found at www.egec.org.

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Environmental legislation, EU Climate and energy framework

Energy price crisis, Licensing and EIA, Renewable Energy Directive

EGEC Contribution to the Public consultation on permitting for renewable energy projects and power purchasing agreements

PUBLISHED: April 12, 2022

In a bid to accelerate renewable energy deployment, the European Commission is looking at means to accelerate permitting processes.

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Environmental legislation

Licensing and EIA

EGEC Consultation on EIA and licensing

PUBLISHED: July 11, 2021

EGEC invites all geothermal stakeholders to take part in the two consultations below on EIA and licensing.

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Environmental legislation

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

Sustainable finance

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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