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  • Fri
    04
    Dec
    2020
    Wed
    09
    Dec
    2020

    European Shallow Geothermal Energy Days

    Online

    Heat represents more than half of Europe’s energy needs and the vast majority of it comes from fossil fuels. Shallow geothermal energy can be the key to decarbonise heating and cooling, being a clean and mature technology that could be installed anywhere in Europe. Yet, it is widely considered as a niche technology, even if in a few countries such as Sweden and Finland, is becoming mainstream and 2 million geothermal heat pumps have already been installed.

    The 2nd edition of the “European Shallow Geothermal Energy Days” will connect policy makers, scientists and professionals to discuss ways to boost the market uptake of geothermal heat pumps and underground thermal energy storage.

    The 2nd edition of the “European Shallow Geothermal Energy Days” will connect policy makers, scientists and professionals to discuss ways to boost the market uptake of geothermal heat pumps and underground thermal energy storage.

    • Friday 4th December – 10:00 to 12:00 CET

    Policy and market session: Seize the Renovation Wave to decarbonise heating and cooling

    This policy session will discuss how Renovation Wave, Smart System Integration and the upcoming recast of the EU legislation on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency are great opportunities to decarbonise the European heating and cooling sector, if well designed.

    The session aims at depicting the expected and possible future role of shallow geothermal energy in the “European Green Deal”. It will also discuss how shallow geothermal systems can contribute to decarbonisation and which non-technological hurdles need to be removed.

    Wednesday 9th December – 10:00 to 12:00 CET

    Innovative and good practices of shallow geothermal energy across Europe and abroad

    This session will focus on key concepts and measures to widen the scope of shallow geothermal in Europe. This session will look at novel and promising technological concepts and good practices to operate and manage shallow geothermal in an efficient and sustainable way. The session will address solutions from Europe and abroad.

    • Friday 11th December 10:00 to 12:30 CET

    Research and innovation session: Breakthroughs in shallow geothermal technologies

    • Tuesday 15th December 2020

    Side event - GEOTRAINET Annual General Meeting

    *More details on the agenda will come soon

    Register now!

    This 2020 event is organised by the European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC), the Renewable Heating and Cooling Platform (RHC-ETIP), GEOTRAINET aisbl and Geothermal DHC COST action, with the support of the GeoERA-MUSE projectEuroGeoSurveysGEOCOND project and EHPA.

    Contact: Valeria Mazzagatti, EGEC Head of Communications // [email protected].