One of the key issues of the current debate on the next European Commission regards the priorities that should shape its action over the next five years, the matter of ambition for the energy transition is at the foreground. Among the proposals put forward, are calls to enshrine the objective of carbon neutrality at least by 2050, and to review upward the EU’s carbon emission reduction target for 2030 to 55%. Achieving these proposals would require the EU to increase its action on the energy transition. Specifically, to engage towards net-zero by 2050 and 55% emission reductions by 2030 the EU Member States need to seriously tackle the decarbonisation of the energy sector, especially heating and cooling, which can be enabled by a large market uptake of geothermal energy technologies.
The next decade will be geothermal.