How to make the EU number one in Renewable Heating and Cooling

Free conference

15th June 2016 11:00-12:30

Brussels, Belgium

Join Icelandic Minister of Industry and Commerce, Ms. Ragnheiður Elín Árnadóttir and Lithuania’s vice Minister of Energy, Mr Vidmantas Macevicius, to hear about how their national heating and cooling strategies are decarbonising the sector through an enhanced role for renewables.

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A new online home for the European Technology and Innovation Platform on Deep Geothermal

TETIP Deep Geothermal Logohe overarching objective of the new ETIP-“Deep Geothermal” is to enable deep geothermal technology, in particular Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS), to proliferate and move from the current European R&D and pilot-sites to other European countries and different geological situations. The primary objective is overall cost reduction, including social, environmental and technological costs. is the information hub for European geothermal electricity development. The website began life as part of the GeoElec project and continues to be maintained by EGEC.

The website will now also be the online hope for the rapidly growing ETIP-DG. To find out more, visit

The European Renewable Industry Associations’ joint position on ‘Planning and reporting obligations as part of the Energy Union Governance’

Following the public consultation on ‘Planning and reporting obligations as part of the Energy Union Governance’, EGEC and ten other RES associations express their views on Member States’ planning and reporting obligations.

“The renewable energy sector welcomes the development of integrated national plans and reports as part of the governance of the Energy Union.

Integrated plans and reports can pave the way for a more holistic and consistent approach and will facilitate the exploitation of the many synergies between the different dimensions of the Energy Union.

The industry recognises that a more coherent planning and reporting process requires a level of streamlining, but stresses that this should not come at the expense of detailed and good quality data. [...]“


To read the full position paper, click here

To read the EGEC response to the consultation, click here

European Renewable energy industries’ joint position on the Preparatory Work for the Renewable Energy Directive

EGEC, together with twelve other renewable energy associations, believe that, in order to maintain global leadership in renewables, “Europe should now make a firm and resolute commitment to a flourishing and vibrant domestic renewable energy market. This is why we call on the European Commission to model an appropriate range of policy scenarios this year, which should include renewable energy targets of at least 30%, 35% and 40% by the year 2030.”

You can download our full position here

For more information, read the EGEC priorities for a revised Renewable Energy Directive here and for the heating and cooling sector here.

Geothermal News April 2016

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  • Statement on the electrification of the heating and cooling sector


  • EGEC response to Consultation on Streamlining of Planning and Reporting obligations as part of the Energy Union Governance
  • Time for EU leaders to back up promised with action on climate change: Statement from the Coalition for Higher Ambition
  • Principles for an effective Innovation Fund
  • Have your say: Public consultation on the development of the Energy Union Integrated Research, Innovation and Competitiveness Strategy