Geothermal Employment event 26th February, Messe Offenburg, Germany

Join the European Geothermal Energy Council and the KnowRES project for a geothermal Employment workshop during the next GeoTHERM tradefair and congress, to learn about how employment in the geothermal is changing, what the future trends will be, and how skills gaps can be filled in order for the sector to develop.

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For Employers

Geothermal News, January 2016

The January 2016 Edition of the EGEC newsletter is out now.Click here to view it.

Editorial

The European Commission to unveil its Security and Supply Package

The revision of the Energy and Climate Framework

 

January Newsletter

Policy Updates

Revision of the Energy Efficiency Directive, EGEC responds to European Commission’s consultation

RES Directive revision: The last few days to shape the most important piece of EU legislation for Geothermal

News

ENEL Green Power enters German market

Turboden expands into the Asian Geothermal Market

New Heat Project Developing in Issy-les-Moulineaux, Paris, France

Revision of the Energy Efficiency Directive, EGEC responds to European Commission’s consultation

As part of the revision of energy and climate package, the European Commission is working on the revision of the Energy Efficiency Directive.  Elements for consideration include: purchasing by public bodies, energy efficiency obligation schemes, metering and billing, energy efficiency national funds, financing and technical support, and review and monitoring of implementation.
In its response, EGEC states that it is still too early to draw definitive conclusions on the implementation of the current directive. However, it is already clear that measures triggering renovation of the existing building stock are so far insufficient, and that deep renovation, including the replacement of heating systems, is more effective than a quick-fix-approach; this can lock-in technologies incompatible with decarbonisation.

Indeed, in the heat sector energy efficiency and renewable energy go hand in hand and face similar barriers; a cost-optimal approach should be applied between reducing energy demand and providing sustainable renewable supply, bearing in mind the decarbonisation objective.

EGEC also stresses the need to develop a system which brings liquidity into the energy services and heat markets and for energy efficiency obligation schemes to be strengthened. Only the most efficient and renewable technologies should be eligible when it comes to the replacement of heating systems, therefore excluding the installation of new oil boilers. Last but not least, EGEC urges the Commission to review EU public accounting and finance rules in order to promote investments from the public sector.

Full response available here

The Geothermal Review of 2015

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Geothermal News, December 2015

The December Edition of the EGEC newsletter is out now.Click here to view it.

Editorial

COP21

Launch Global Geothermal Alliance

EGEC webinar on new RES Directive

Geothermal Innovation Award

 

 

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