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Energy Transition

EGEC response to the call for feedback the guidance on designating Renewables Acceleration Areas (RAAs)

PUBLISHED: February 27, 2024

EGEC welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the Commission’s guidelines on designating renewables acceleration areas (RAAs) and highlight the following: Read the full EGEC Response.

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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

European Green Deal

19 organisations urge EU Commission: publish Heat Pump Action Plan for a net-zero Europe

PUBLISHED: January 23, 2024

A coalition of 19 organisations, including industry associations, NGOs, consumer groups, and think tanks issued an urgent call to European Commission President von der Leyen. The unexpected delay in publishing the Heat Pump Action Plan, originally set for the first quarter of 2024 and now postponed until after the EU elections, threatens Europe’s energy transition, they warn.

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EU Climate and energy framework, European Green Deal

2030 targets, Energy Efficiency, European Green Deal

EGEC response to the call for feedback on Data centres in Europe – reporting scheme

PUBLISHED: December 21, 2023

On 20 December, EGEC commented on the Commission draft Delegated Act that sets out a reporting scheme to rate the sustainability of data centres in the EU. The Delegated Act stems from the recast Energy Efficiency Directive (Directive 2012/27/EU), which introduces a requirement to report on the energy performance and sustainability of data centres. 

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Financing

Sustainable finance

EGEC contribution to the EU Taxonomy Stakeholder Request Mechanism

PUBLISHED: December 21, 2023

EGEC provided its answer to a questionnaire which allowed stakeholders to suggest potential revisions of existing activities that are already covered in an EU Taxonomy Delegated Act in force (see Taxonomy Climate Delegated Act and Taxonomy Complementary Delegated Act) or under scrutiny by EU co-legislators (see Taxonomy Environmental Delegated Act and amendments to the Taxonomy Climate Delegated Act) or to suggest new economic activities that should be added to the EU Taxonomy. 

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POLICY DOCUMENTS

EGEC response to the consultation on an action plan for Heat Pumps

PUBLISHED: September 1, 2023

We support the Heat Pump Accelerator provided it also supports the mass deployment of Geothermal Heat Pumps (GHPs) in buildings, district heating and cooling systems, industry, and agri-foods. This, the call for evidence and three stakeholder workshops have not given adequate visibility and opportunity to discuss policy design to overcome the barriers for geothermal heat pumps.

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EGEC response to the call for evidence on the Governance Regulation

PUBLISHED: July 28, 2023

EGEC's overall position on the Call for Evidence on the Governance Regulation is one of strong support for ambitious and outcome-focused measures to accelerate the deployment of geothermal energy and other renewables in Europe.

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EGEC response to the call for evidence on the Polluter Pays Principle

PUBLISHED: July 28, 2023

EGEC fully supports the implementation of the Polluter Pays Principle in both EU and national legislation.

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POLICY DOCUMENTS

Energy Transition, EU Climate and energy framework

EGEC response to the call for evidence on the 2040 Climate Target Impact Assessment

PUBLISHED: July 3, 2023

EGEC welcomes the call for evidence on the 2040 climate targets as it provides regulatory certainty for the geothermal sector to adjust to climate neutrality as well as ensuring the need for effective regulatory support to replace fossil fuel consumption in buildings, transport, agriculture and electricity generation.

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