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NECPs - Country fiches on geothermal energy market potential to 2030

PUBLISHED: April 12, 2019

In the process of the implementation of the Governance Regulation, which defines how the EU targets on climate and energy will be achieved by 2030, Member States have submitted draft National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs), in which they outline the level of ambition they would pursue in the coming decade, and the policies measure that should enable it.

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EGEC contribution to the EIB consultation on energy lending criteria

PUBLISHED: March 29, 2019

The EIB’s energy lending criteria are the set of rules, revised regularly, which the Bank sets for its activities to be compliant with the European Union’s policy objectives.

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Open letter from the Coalition for Higher Ambition on climate

PUBLISHED: March 18, 2019

EGEC co-signed a letter in the framework of the discussions on the objective of the European Union for the long-term energy transition.

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Joint Statement - No fossil fuel subsidies in the European Structural Funds

PUBLISHED: December 10, 2018

EGEC, alongside other renewable associations (Bioenergy Europe, EREF, EHPA, ESTELA, EUREC, Ocean Energy Europe, Solar Heat Europe) has co-signed a joint statement denouncing proposal to make fossil fuels eligible for funding in the ERDF.

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Renewable, Energy Efficiency and Governance Directives voted by the European Parliament allow development of geothermal energy beyond 2020

PUBLISHED: November 13, 2018

Brussels, 13 November 2018 - EGEC welcomes the adoption of the Renewable Energy Directive, the Energy Efficiency Directive and the Governance Regulation by the European Parliament today. The new legislations will be the basis for the European climate and energy regulatory framework after 2020. 

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Joint letter - Object: Net-zero carbon economy by 2050 – a feasible option with renewables

PUBLISHED: October 18, 2018

In an open letter to Commissioner Cañete, the Renewable Energy Industry Associations call for an ambitious vision to achieve the pathway of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

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EGEC contribution to the consultation on the long term GHG strategy

PUBLISHED: October 11, 2018

The European Commission launched a consultation on its long term strategy on greenhouse gas emissions reduction at the begining of the summer. The consultation closed on October 9. Below is EGEC's contribution to the consultation, highlighting the role of geothermal for a succesful decarbonisation of the European economy.

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Joint Statement - Flexible renewables in the electricity regulation

PUBLISHED: September 27, 2018

Member States and the European Parliament are negociating the rules that will govern the electricity system after 2020. At stake: setting a framework that allows a functioning market to be increasingly based on renewable generation.

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EU consultation on long term decarbonisation - The limit of the energy system modelling considered

PUBLISHED: August 29, 2018

The European Commission launched a consultation to gather inputs on the strategy it should adopt to strive to the long term decarbonisation of the EU economy.

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Geothermal as a key flexible player in the European energy market (factsheet)

PUBLISHED: July 12, 2018

The Electricity Market Regulation considers renewable power production only as a source of instability, due to the variable or intermittent production of PV and wind technologies. It introduces Capacity Remuneration Mechanisms for dispatchable or flexible generation able to provide grid services to stabilize an electricity market with high renewable penetration. Yet, the debate ignores the potential of flexible renewable production, i.e. geothermal, to provide such grid services.

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