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The Geothermal industry fear risks for investment in Italy

Italian government putting 10,000 jobs at risk and jeopardizing green investment by cutting support to geothermal energy

14 novembre 2018 - The Italian government, in a draft decree that includes negotiation on new support schemes for renewables (Schema di decreto sull'incentivazione delle Fonti di Energia Rinnovabile, FER1), intends to unilaterally cut support to geothermal energy in the country, a vicious attack against an industry that was born in Italy, has nearly 1 GWe of baseload renewable electricity installed (producing 6.2 TWh/year), and employs 3,000 direct workers, in addition to around 7,000 indirect and induced local jobs.

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The top 5 geothermal innovation projects of 2018

Brussels, 1st February 2018 – EGEC is pleased to announce the five endorsed nominations for the European Geothermal Innovation Award 2018. The final candidates are (in alphabetical order):

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Geothermal sector welcomes targets for renewables and energy efficiency adopted in parliament vote

Geothermal sector supports MEP Blanco Lopez report on the Renewable Energy Directive adopted today and welcomes the high ambition on energy efficiency. 

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RES Associations: ITRE committee’s endorsement of a 35% renewable energy target for 2030 can bring the EU back on track to global leadership

Brussels, 28 November 2017 – One year ago, the European Commission presented the Clean Energy for All Europeans legislative package, but it’s headline target of 27% renewable energy by 2030 fell short of its ambitions.

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The European Parliament’s ITRE Committee approves new measures to mainstream renewable energy in heating & cooling up to 2030 in landmark vote on the new RES Directive

Renewable Heating & Cooling associations welcome the ambition level and call on the Council to uphold it. 

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Small is beautiful: Don’t burden small businesses and consumers, empower them to boost the energy transition!

Brussels, 9th of November 2017 – The trade associations representing key players in Europe’s energy transition urge policy makers to take a step-wise approach towards the market integration of small-scale renewable and high efficiency cogeneration installations.

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

Brussels, 31st May 2017 – The decarbonisation of the heating and cooling sector is moving to the forefront of the debate on EU’s climate and energy ambitions, with several voices, most notably MEP José Blanco López, Rapporteur on the Renewable Energy Directive, asking for more investments in renewable heating and cooling to stay in line with the targets set by the Paris Agreement. But what can be done to transform the ambition in practical goals?

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European geothermal energy needs regulatory certainty to sustain its steady growth

Brussels, 16th May 2017 – EGEC, the European Geothermal Energy Council, has published the sixth edition of its annual study evaluating the development of the geothermal sector in Europe. The report shows that over the last five years (2012-2016), the use of geothermal energy, particularly for heat, has slowly but steadily increased across Europe.

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EGEC unveils new website and logo

Brussels, 11th May 2017 - EGEC has undergone a complete update of its visual identity and today unveiled its new logo and website.


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enOware GmbH awarded the European Geothermal Innovation Award 2017

Offenburg, 15th February 2017 - enOware GmbH received the European Geothermal Innovation Award 2017 during the opening session of GeoTHERM exhibition and Congress 2017 in Offenburg, Germany. The award was given for their miniaturised sensor which allows to professionally plan, monitor and measure near-surface geothermal probes.

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