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Renewable Energy Directive

Joint Letter on the need for binding targets and national plans to support the decarbonisation of the heating and cooling sector

PUBLISHED: April 13, 2021

EGEC Geothermal together with the 8 other associations addressed the European Commission in a joint letter and called for including in the revised Renewable Energy Directive: (1) a binding target for renewable heating and cooling and (2) a requirement for Member States, in consultation with local authorities, to develop and implement national plans to decarbonise the heating and cooling sector.

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Energy infrastructures

EGEC position paper on TEN-E

PUBLISHED: April 8, 2021

EGEC published its position paper on the regulation on guidelines for trans-European energy infrastructure (TEN-E).

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EPBD

Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

PUBLISHED: March 25, 2021

EGEC submitted its reply to the EPBD public consultation, emphasizing the importance to put renewable energy systems such as geothermal at the core of the EU’s building policies, and to align from 2021 onwards the EU’s building provisions with the objective of decarbonisation of the building sector.

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State Aid

Joint letter on the State Aid approval for the German Bundesförderung effiziente Wärmenetze (BEW) programme

PUBLISHED: March 17, 2021

Bundesverband Geothermie e.V and EGEC  wrote to the European Commission Directorate-General for Competition (DG COMP) outlining concerns around subsidies for incumbent fossil fuel providers in the proposed new Bundesförderung effiziente Wärmenetze (BEW) programme.

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Internal market for heat

EGEC's response to the Hydrogen and Gas Decarbonisation Package consultation

PUBLISHED: March 12, 2021

The European Commission launched a public Inception Impact Assessment consultation on the Hydrogen and Gas Decarbonisation Package. The aim is to review the EU's rules on the role of gas and all forms of hydrogen into the context of the Fit for 55% package. It also covers access to markets for geothermal energy and other renewable energy solutions.

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Lithium

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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European Green Deal

EGEC response to the Methane Emission Regulation public consultation

PUBLISHED: January 28, 2021

The Methane Emission Regulation is the first step in creating a level-playing field that removes the anti-competitive privileges enjoyed by fossil fuel providers.

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Renovation Wave

Joint open letter to Frans Timmermans about decarbonising buildings without hydrogen

PUBLISHED: January 21, 2021

EGEC, together with a broad group of businesses, civil society organisations and think tanks sent an open letter to Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans.

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EU Climate and energy framework, European Green Deal

Energy Efficiency

EGEC Response to the public consultation on the review of EU Energy Efficiency Directive (EED)

PUBLISHED: September 24, 2020

EGEC welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the consultation process on the revision of the Energy Efficiency Directive. The targets need to be reviewed upward to at least -55% GHG by 2030, with a consistent reassessment of energy efficiency and renewable energy targets. More details here

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Internal market for heat

Letter to the Commission on ensuring fair competition for heat services in the EU

PUBLISHED: September 22, 2020

EGEC sent a letter to the Commission recommending a full review of the impact of the competitive distortion of the Internal Market for Gas legal base as well as its associated direct and indirect fossil fuel subsidies on the provision of renewable heating and cooling services, particularly competition from geothermal energy sources.

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