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Cooling Down

PUBLISHED: April 17, 2023

The objective of the COOLING DOWN project is to propose a vision for a renewable cooling sector in Europe in the coming decades, and issue policy recommendations and proposals to achieve it. (more…)


Powering tomorrow & Mitigating heat urban island: unleashing the potential of sustainable cooling in Europe

PUBLISHED: November 27, 2023

After another summer of unprecedented high temperatures and heat island effect, several cities around Europe experienced many challenges to implement efficient and effective cooling solutions without overburdening the electricity grids. In pursuing a more sustainable future, it is imperative to comprehend and manage the cooling demand of residential and non-residential buildings, such as data cent


Towards a Net-Zero Future: the vital role of geothermal and solar thermal in providing sustainable cooling solutions

PUBLISHED: April 19, 2023

The webinar, "Towards a Net-Zero Future: the vital role of geothermal and solar thermal in providing sustainable cooling solutions" took place on 15.05.2023 and experts from the COOLING DOWN Consortium and beyond, gathered to explore innovative renewable cooling solutions in a changing energy market. (more…)


The European geothermal sector emerges stronger from the COVID 19 slowdown

PUBLISHED: June 8, 2022

Brussels, 8 June 2022 - The publication of the EGEC Market Report provides an in-depth assessment of the geothermal industry’s evolution during the year 2021.The European geothermal sector made a strong recovery from the COVID slowdown in 2021. (more…)


Decreasing Europe’s dependency on gas imports through renewable heating and cooling

PUBLISHED: March 7, 2022

EGEC drafted a letter reaching out to the President of the European Commission to highlight the importance of geothermal energy in enabling the EU to meet its objectives of energy independence and mitigating the current energy price crisis as well as preventing future ones. (more…)


Geothermal energy use in multivalent district heating and cooling networks – an important option for greening the H&C sector!

PUBLISHED: August 31, 2021

Geothermal energy offers many advantages for the clean and sustainable energy transition by covering the demand of low temperature heat between 10°C and around 150°C. Geothermal energy is a long-term stable and reliable heat source providing high system efficiencies and low surface space consumption. However, the overall share inside the heating & cooling market is still less than 2%. (more&


The EU Tender Scheme in the Green Recovery Plan should include renewable heating and cooling

PUBLISHED: May 25, 2020

Today EGEC together with five renewable associations sent a joint letter to Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice-President for the Green Deal, and Kadri Simson, Commissioner for Energy, proposing for an EU Tender Scheme which makes the Green Recovery Plan more inclusive. (more…)


Renewable heating and cooling association react to the agreement on H&C in the RES directive

PUBLISHED: June 14, 2018

The associations representing the renewable heating & cooling (RES-H&C) industries, AEBIOM, EGEC, EHPA and Solar Heat Europe/ESTIF, welcome the agreement on the REDII, as it finally brings to life the first dedicated provision on H&C (article 23) in EU legislation. (more…)


Modelling of the heating and cooling sector in the Clean Energy Package

PUBLISHED: March 19, 2018

EGEC’s policy paper on the European Commission scenarios for the Clean Energy Package, updated version in March 2018 to include evolutions since the presentation of the European Commission proposal on 11/2016 as the Renewable Energy Directive is debated in Trialogue. (more…)


Joint Renewable Heating and Cooling industry position ahead of trialogue

PUBLISHED: March 19, 2018

As the "little Package", meaning the first half of the Clean Energy Package reaches the phase of negociations between the European Commission, European Parliament and European Council (commonly refered to as "trialogue"), the Renewable Heating and Cooling industry associations (AEBIOM, EGEC, Solar Heat Europe) issued a joint position. (more…)

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