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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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Energy Transition, EU Climate and energy framework, EU State Aid Control, Financing

Renewable Energy Directive, State Aid

Open letter: For State Aid Guidelines that are fit for 55% and for geothermal energy

PUBLISHED: June 3, 2021

Today EGEC sent a letter to the European Commission Executive Vice President on the European Green Deal, the Executive Vice President for A Europe Fit for the Digital Age and the Commissioner on Energy. This letter was asking for the implementation of a fair framework for State Aid, that allow European Member States to support the development of innovative technologies and the market uptake of geothermal energy, notably in the heating and cooling sector.

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EU Climate and energy framework

Renewable Energy Directive

Joint letter for an EU-wide renewable risk mitigation scheme

PUBLISHED: May 21, 2021

EGEC, together with other 16 energy and renewable companies and organisations, asked Executive Vice-President Timmermans and Energy Commissioner Simson to establish an EU-wide renewable risk mitigation scheme.

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EU Climate and energy framework

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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