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Environmental legislation, EU Climate and energy framework, European Green Deal

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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Energy Transition, European Green Deal

Energy Efficiency, Energy price crisis

EGEC Action Plan: Eight point plan to REpowerEU with Geothermal

PUBLISHED: March 14, 2022

EGEC has published an action Plan for implementing geothermal in Europe and as a support for the European Institutions to implement the REpowerEU and face the energy crises. Eight actions to allow geothermal to REpowerEU. Geothermal heating, cooling and power has already saved 10 bcm of gas and other fossil energy imports from Russia.

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European Green Deal

Energy price crisis

Decreasing Europe’s dependency on gas imports through renewable heating and cooling

PUBLISHED: March 7, 2022

EGEC drafted a letter reaching out to the President of the European Commission to highlight the importance of geothermal energy in enabling the EU to meet its objectives of energy independence and mitigating the current energy price crisis as well as preventing future ones.

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EU Climate and energy framework, European Green Deal

2030 targets, Energy price crisis, European Green Deal, Renewable Energy Directive

Renewable Energy Directive 2022 Review: EGEC position paper

PUBLISHED: February 3, 2022

Geothermal heating, cooling, permanent electricity supply, underground thermal storage, and sustainable lithium extraction are critical solutions to meeting the EU’s 2030 and 2050 targets to avert the climate crisis.

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EU Climate and energy framework, European Green Deal

Energy Efficiency, EPBD, European Green Deal, Renewable Energy Directive

Energy Efficiency Directive 2022 recast - EGEC Position Paper

PUBLISHED: February 3, 2022

Geothermal heating, cooling, permanent electricity supply, underground thermal storage and sustainable lithium extraction are critical contributors to energy efficiency improvements and the achievement of the EU’s 2030 and 2050 targets for energy efficiency and climate change mitigation.

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EU Climate and energy framework, European Green Deal

Energy price crisis, EPBD, European Green Deal, Internal market for heat

European Commission publishes new proposals on the gas market and energy performance of buildings directive

PUBLISHED: December 16, 2021

Brussels, 15 December 2021 – Today the European Commission has released its proposals for establishing a new EU framework to decarbonise gas markets, promote hydrogen and reduce methane emissions.

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EU Climate and energy framework, European Green Deal

Energy Efficiency, Energy infrastructures, Energy price crisis, EPBD

Joint Letter: Energy efficient, renewables-based and flexible buildings integrated in the energy system: the key features of a revised EPBD supporting climate neutrality

PUBLISHED: October 28, 2021

The EPBD revision should apply the Energy Efficiency First (EE1st) principle in a way that stimulates integrated renovations aiming at highly energy efficient, renewable-based and flexible buildings integrated in the increasingly variable energy system. The entire building stock should become capable of adjusting their very low energy consumption, their on-site renewable generation and their energy storage potential in response to external signals. This holistic approachto the implementation of the EE1st principle leads to multiple benefits such as emissions reductions, grid optimisation and system efficiency. It also delivers tangible benefits to citizens, including the most vulnerable ones, strengthens the EU’s clean energy industrial leadership, boosts local job creation and economic recovery.   Download the full joint letter

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EU Climate and energy framework, European Green Deal, Financing

Energy infrastructures, Energy price crisis, European Green Deal

Joint Press Release: Europe must diversify its renewable energy supply to avoid future shocks

PUBLISHED: October 26, 2021

Brussels 26 October: Reacting to the conclusions of the extraordinary Energy Council, the heads of 7 renewable energy associations call upon Europe to prioritise the diversification of renewable energy supply as a matter of urgency. A wider range of renewables will deliver a cleaner energy system that protects citizens and businesses from future energy shocks. To deliver on this 100% renewables future, action is needed now: • The revised Renewables Directive needs a sub-target to incentivise national governments to roll out innovative and diverse renewable sources by 2030; • The 2022-23 Horizon Europe Work Programme should prioritise diverse renewable energy technologies with the greatest potential for innovation and scale-up; • The European Commission needs to start modelling how a system of diverse renewables will operate, and to inform policy-making with these findings.   Download the full PR text

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European Green Deal

Renewable Energy Directive

Joint letter to increase target for renewable energy in the Renewable Energy Directive

PUBLISHED: June 9, 2021

EGEC, together with other 9 environmental NGOs, cities and renewable associations called on Executive Vice-President Timmermans and Energy Commissioner Simson to increase target for renewable energy in the Renewable Energy Directive. Read the joint letter on renewable energy target here

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European Green Deal

Innovation Fund

EGEC Geothermal views on the proposed changes to the Innovation Fund application procedure

PUBLISHED: April 14, 2021

EGEC contributed to the public consultation on the proposed changes to the Innovation Fund application procedure for large-scale projects.

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