A note by EGEC President Ruggero Bertani
The High-Level Conference of the Global Geothermal Alliance was a significant step that signaled the importance of geothermal for the transition towards clean energy. This meaningful event discussed in depth the main barriers faced by the geothermal sector, leading to a commitment shared by many governments to pursue a greater ambition for geothermal development.
In my keynote address, I presented the distinguished guests with a note on “Strengthening enabling frameworks: Geothermal policy, regulation and finance”. It is in fact most important that, to achieve a massive development of geothermal energy in Europe, we consider the following aspects:
Now more than ever we need an international commitment towards renewable energies, and geothermal has an important role to play for the development of sustainable energy.
In the same days, I also attended an important meeting to strengthen geothermal cooperation at regional level in Europe. I have the pleasure to preannounce that a Memorandum of Understanding will be finalized soon, and that many European regions with strategic geothermal development or potential for development will work together to exchange experiences and create new synergies. It is a great starting point to foster cooperation and the realization of geothermal potential.