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Financing

State Aid

EGEC response to the call for contributions on Competition Policy supporting the Green Deal

PUBLISHED: November 23, 2020

EGEC welcomes the European Commission’s call to revise its competition policy that will support the successful implementation of the European Green Deal.

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EU Climate and energy framework

EUROSTAT

Geothermal Energy in Energy Statistics

PUBLISHED: October 1, 2020

EGEC sent its inputs on the review of EU’s methodology on energy statistics after meeting the European Commission earlier this month to discuss the representation of geothermal energy in EU statistics.

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Environmental legislation

Circular Economy

EGEC's response to the EU Circular Economy Action Plan

PUBLISHED: September 30, 2020

The integration of circularity into geothermal energy production indicates that all its components and products need to be optimised, re-used, repaired, redistributed, refurbished, and/or remanufactured. Circularity is the cornerstone of a sustainable future, where geothermal and other renewable sources have a crucial role to play.

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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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POLICY DOCUMENTS

European Green Deal

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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European Green Deal

2030 targets

Joint letter on Renewable Energy Directive for the European Green Deal and Renovation Wave

PUBLISHED: September 21, 2020

EGEC, together with Bioenergy Europe and Solar Heat Europe, sent a letter to the Commission on empowering the Renewable Energy Directive to deliver the European Green Deal and Renovation Wave.

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POLICY DOCUMENTS

Research, Innovation & Development

Horizon Europe

EGEC's response to the Horizon Europe Strategic Plan Consultation

PUBLISHED: September 17, 2020

The first Horizon Europe Strategic Plan will define the strategic orientations for Europe’s R&I investments over the period 2021-2024. Among its recommendations, EGEC underlined the R&I funding needs for innovative technologies, like geothermal lithium.

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European Green Deal

Renovation Wave

Joint Letter on the recommendations for an ambitious Renovation Wave

PUBLISHED: September 14, 2020

Ahead of the eagerly awaited announcement for the Renovation Wave, framed by the Commission as the flagship initiative of the EU Green Deal, EGEC and several associations representing key stakeholders in building decarbonisation have sent an open letter to the EU executive to express concerns on the Renovation Wave.

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European Green Deal

Just transition

Letter to the European Parliament on a fossil fuel-free Just Transition

PUBLISHED: September 14, 2020

EGEC, together with several European NGOs and Organisations sent an open letter to the Members of the European Parliament on the Just Transition Fund. The letter asked to exclude investments in fossil fuels – including fossil gas – from being financed by the Just Transition Fund and to support a just transition for all.

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Horizon Europe

Joint Renewable Industry Call: Maintain climate-spending in the reduced Horizon Europe budget

PUBLISHED: August 28, 2020

EGEC, together with eight renewable associations, urged the European Commission to maintain the Horizon Europe budget for Cluster 5 (Climate, Energy and Mobility) and the climate-relevant parts of Cluster 4 (Digital, Industry and Space) at least at the levels outlined in the Commission’s original June 2018 proposal. More details here.

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