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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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POLICY DOCUMENTS

Geothermal Industry Call for a Geothermal Strategy

PUBLISHED: April 11, 2022

On 11 April 2022, 151 business and industries called on the European Commission to prepare a European strategy to unlock the potential of geothermal energy as well as associated sustainable mineral extraction. Download the full version of the letter

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POLICY DOCUMENTS

EU Climate and energy framework

Energy price crisis, Geothermal electricity, Internal market for heat

GEOSMART Factsheet: geothermal and the energy price crisis

PUBLISHED: April 8, 2022

At the beginning of summer 2021, gas prices started increasing tremendously globally due to a wide array of factors, from an exceptionally cold winter in Europe in 2020, to macroeconomic fallouts of the COVID 19 pandemic, without mentioning geopolitics, to technical issues in infrastructure bottlenecks of the fossil fuel production infrastructure.

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POLICY DOCUMENTS

Energy Transition, Financing, Research, Innovation & Development

2030 targets, Energy infrastructures, Lithium

Industry call to the EU: “We cannot lose the global race for this sustainable local resource”

PUBLISHED: April 5, 2022

The Batteries Strategy cannot be implemented without a sustainable supply of Lithium, with security of supply ‘Made in Europe’.

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POLICY DOCUMENTS

EU Climate and energy framework

Energy price crisis, Recovery Plans

Call for an EU geothermal strategy

PUBLISHED: March 17, 2022

The geothermal sector needs you. It is vital to get the European Commission's regulatory, financial and political support behind the geothermal sector. This will allow it to identify and rectify regulatory and fiscal roadblocks to mass deployment of geothermal energy including sustainable mineral extraction.

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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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POLICY DOCUMENTS

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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Energy Transition

National policies

EGEC Contribution to the French Pluriannual energy programming consultation

PUBLISHED: February 24, 2022

EGEC, on behalf of the European geothermal energy industry contributed to the stakeholder consultation process undertaken by the French climate and energy ministry ahead of the drafting of its next PPE (Programmation Pluriannuelle de l'Energie - Multiyear Energy Programming).

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POLICY DOCUMENTS

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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POLICY DOCUMENTS

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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