European islands often face significant challenges when it comes to energy supply and energy costs. Due to geographic location, small economies of scale, and limited or absent interconnection to the mainland or to other islands, many islands are still heavily dependent upon costly imported fossil fuels to generate electricity or to meet their heating and cooling needs. To tackle this issue, the European Commission is now launching the Clean Energy for All Europeans Islands Initiative, which aims to accelerate the clean energy transition on islands, ensuring secure and cheap energy to their citizens, and create local jobs.
Leaders and ministers from more than 25 governments will meet in Florence, Italy on 11 September, to accelerate the global adoption of geothermal energy. The Global Geothermal Alliance (GGA) meeting represents the largest such ministerial gathering dedicated to geothermal energy development.
Successful Summary Conference of the EEA Project “Geothermal energy – a basis for low-emission space heating, improving living conditions and sustainable development – pre-feasibility studies for selected areas in Poland” – held by the Ministry of Environment in Warsaw the 24 October 2017.
EGEC signs the "Small is beautiful" Declaration - a call for a « de minimis » approach on the framework for micro geothermal CHP & demonstration projects.
In preparation to the upcoming IGC Invest Geothermal, the first global geothermal investment forum, EGEC Geothermal, ThinkGeoEnergy, and Enerchange, would like to invite you to the pre-event webinar Financing geothermal energy, taking place on 26 October 2017, from 14:30 to 15:15 CEST time.
A new greenhouse heated by geothermal energy for the cultivation of Spirulina, a type of algae which is highly nutritious and rich in iron and protein, launches today in Chiusdino, Italy. The innovative pilot project is the first example of geothermal heat supplied by a nearby geothermal power plant and used for Spirulina cultivation.
A note by EGEC President Ruggero Bertani
Geothermal energy has a large potential for ecological heat generation in Poland. What is required for the optimum development of that essential sector is co-operation and use of the experiences possessed by the global leaders in the field. That purpose has been assigned to the international Project on “Geothermal energy - a basis for low-emission heating, improving living conditions and sustainable development – preliminary studies for selected areas in Poland,” implemented in July 2017.
A week full of important geothermal events is beginning today.
The first day has seen the inauguration of the High Level Conference of the Global Geothermal Alliance in Florence, Italy (11-12 September). The conference, which saw the participation of Ministers from all over the world as well as representative of the private sector, addresses what are the main barriers that have hindered the deployment of geothermal despite its vast potential and how to overcome them. The event is a significant step that signals the importance of geothermal for the development of clean energy.
Following a public call for expression of interest addressed to geothermal experts operating in Europe and/or Mexico, the GEMex Stakeholders Board has been established and it will officially commence its activities in November 2017.
GeoTHERM has launched a call for papers to be presented at the 2018 edition of its congress, about shallow or deep geothermal energy. Interested speakers can send their abstracts until 8th of September 2017. Detailed information is summarized in the Call for Papers.
Cranfield University, UK, has launched a new Geothermal Engineering MSc, designed to meet the growing demand for specialists capable of ensuring this abundant renewable energy source is turned into a constant and independent supply. The MSc will start at Cranfield University in October 2017.