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EGEC unveils new website and logo

PUBLISHED: May 10, 2017

EGEC has undergone a complete update of its visual identity and today unveiled its new logo and website.


“Changing our visual identity is a step further towards the recognition of the important role that geothermal has to play in the energy mix,” said EGEC’s President Ruggero Bertani, Enel Green Power. “The new logo reflects the growth of the association, its constant commitment to the promotion of the geothermal industry in Europe, and the constant innovation that distinguishes the geothermal sector.”

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New Master in Geothermal Engineering, Cranfield University

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.

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Innovation in Renewable Heating and Cooling at the EUSEW

Over 50 participants completely filled up the Maelbeek room at the Résidence Palace Building, Brussels, to attend the session “Innovation in the Renewable Heating and Cooling sector”, organised by the RHC-ETIP as part of the official programme of the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) 2017 on 21st June. The programme intended to showcase successful stories of innovation in the renewable heating and cooling (RHC) currently in progress.

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EGEC calls for a binding target on energy efficiency

For an ambitious and coherent 2030 framework for climate and energy policies, binding targets are needed for energy savings, renewable energy and greenhouse gas emission reduction. This is the successful triangle for an 80%-95% GHG emission reduced Europe by 2050 and be in line with the Paris Climate Agreement.

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Higher renewable energy ambition required to avoid deployment slowdown

The European renewable energy industry has released a joint statement on the European 2030 renewable energy target. 

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RHC sector still requires dedicated policies in order to accelerate innovation in the EU

The Annual Event “Innovation in the Renewable Heating and Cooling sector” of the European Technology and Innovation Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling (RHC-ETIP) was successfully held on Tuesday 20th June, in Brussels, Belgium.

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The IEA calls for targets for RES-HC and for an increase by at least 1/3 in RES-HC globally for 2°C

The International Energy Agency, which includes OECD countries and covers other major economies such as China or India, has issued its 2017 Tracking Clean Energy Progress report. In this publication, the Agency assesses the consistency of the deployment of different energy technologies with the 2°C scenario, and identifies those that are on-track and those that are not.

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GEMex Stakeholders Board - Call For Interest

The EU founded project GEMex - Cooperation in Geothermal energy research Europe-Mexico for development of Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) and Superhot Geothermal Systems (SHGS) – has launched a call for interest inviting experts to be part of the GEMex Stakeholders Board.

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Increasing ambition for renewable heating and cooling: Is the current energy modelling enough?

EGEC has released a policy paper assessing the current European Commission’s energy modelling for heating and cooling, used to generate forecasts that serve as basis for policy proposals and policy making. The resulting analysis shows a lack of robustness in the Commission’s forecasts for the heating and cooling sector, which translates in a lack of ambition, in the initial Commission’s proposal, for the future of the renewable heating and cooling (RES-HC) sector. 

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Publication of the European Parliament Draft reports on the Clean Energy Package

After months of work, the rapporteurs on the Clean Energy Package have started issuing their draft reports on several files of the legislative bundle. These draft reports will constitute the basis for discussion in the European Parliament about the different regulations.

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Next Deep Geothermal ETIP meeting: 20 June 2017

The next meeting of the Deep Geothermal ETIP will take place on Tuesday 20 June 2017, 10:00 - 17:00, in Brussels, Belgium.

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