The June edition of the EGEC newsletter is available. you can read it here.
Geothermal community responds to EC’s Stakeholder conference on unconventional fossil fuels organised today in Brussels.
EGEC, the European Geothermal Energy Council has today released a factsheet outlining the difference between the technique used for shale gas exploitation commonly known as ‘fracking’, and the stimulation technique used for Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS).
This EGEC factsheet underlines the different impacts of the two systems on both the underground and surface environment. Whilst the two technologies use underground resources to supply energy, shale gas is an extension of classical hydrocarbon technology whilst geothermal is a renewable energy source. Further, there are differences in the way the systems are operated and the resources required.
The factsheet can be found here.
The new EGEC board was elected yesterday at the AGM.
The results are as follows:
President: Burkhard Sanner
Vice Presidents: Miklos Antics (GPC IP) and Rugggero Bertani (ENEL GP)
Treasurer: Christian Boissavy (AFPG)
Ordinary Members: Pierre Ungemach (GPC IP), Thor-Erik Musaeus (Rock Energy), and Joerg Uhde (AXPO)
The final GeoElec conference will be held on the 5-6th June in Pisa, Italy.
The conference is free to attend. To register click here.
The final agenda is now available. To see it click here.
The GeoElec conference is just one of many events running alongside the European Geothermal Congress 2013. This event will bring together the entire geothermal sector, shallow and deep, academic and industrial.
If you are attending a project conference, you may find something else of interest on the EGC2013 agenda. Information about all of the events can be found at www.geothermalcongress2013.eu/agenda/