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DARLINGe – Danube Region Leading Geothermal Energy | Launch event

Successfully addressing the first call of the Danube Transnational Programme: DARLINGe, a new geothermal project will work to boost the sustainable utilization of the existing, however still largely unexploited, deep geothermal resources in the heating sector in the Southern region of the Pannonian Basin. The specific objectives of the DARLINGe project are: to increase the [...]

EGEC response to Public Consultation on the reform of VAT rates

The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the reform of VAT rates in Europe (proposal for a Council Directive amending Directive 2006/112/EC). In its response, EGEC stated that the VAT system in the European Union should be aligned to the objectives of the Energy Union and become an effective tool (and not a [...]

RHC-ETIP Annual Event and Call for projects: Innovation in the renewable heating and cooling sector

The European Technology and Innovation Platform on Renewable Heating & Cooling (RHC-ETIP) is looking forward to welcoming  our members and all other stakeholders who are interested in our work at the 2017 edition of its Annual Event taking place on 20th June in Brussels, during the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), at CENELEC, Avenue Marnix 17, Brussels, Belgium. The event aims to present [...]

Statement on ambition for Renewable Heating & Cooling

    2020-2030 must not be a lost decade for renewable heating and cooling To meet the EU’s Paris commitments and 2050 climate objectives, the decarbonisation of the heating and cooling sector is crucial. Yet, in a sector largely dominated by fossil fuels, RES-HC (18.1%) are progressing more slowly than in electricity (28.3%). The 2020-2030 [...]

Geothermal News February 2017

Download the Newsletter Inside: Editorial A word from the EGEC President: EGEC at GeoTHERM, the European Geothermal Innovation Award 2017, and General Assembly of the DG ETIP Policy Energy Ministers discuss new EU energy package Briefing on the proposed new Renewable Energy Directive available for EGEC members News GEOTHERMICA pre-announces a joint call for Geothermal [...]