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Environmental legislation

Renewable Energy Directive

Joint position paper on the Renewable Energy Directive III

PUBLISHED: April 15, 2021

EGEC Goethermal and 8 other associations signed a joint position on innovative technologies in the RED III. The Commission’s assessment of the 27 National Energy & Climate Plans is stark – Member States are currently not harnessing R&I to deliver on their climate and energy objectives.

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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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European Green Deal

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:

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European Green Deal

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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European Green Deal

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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Financing

Sustainable finance

EGEC reacted to the European Commission’s proposal to include gas for electricity generation in the EU Sustainable Finance Regulation

PUBLISHED: March 18, 2021

In its statement, EGEC strongly highlighted that fossil methane does not have a role in the EU’s Sustainable Finance Taxonomy Regulation.

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European Green Deal

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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European Green Deal

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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European Green Deal

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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EU State Aid Control, Financing

State Aid

Recommendations on state aid support for innovative renewable energy technologies

PUBLISHED: March 2, 2021

The European Commission will review and update the EU State Aid framework for energy and environment by the end of 2021.

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