Friday, October 30, 2015

Europe: Geothermal News from EGEC

The EGEC Newsletter October 2015 - The Voice of Geothermal in Europe

The October issue of the EGEC Newsletter is now available. Click here to download it.


  • EGC Online abstract submission remains open until 8th November
  • Thank you to Victor Van Heekeren- In praise of European/ national collaboration.
  • Award for Geothermal at the SET-Plan conference

Policy Updates

  • Review EU Buildings Directive: EGEC calls for better implementation, reward of renewables for heating and cooling
  • EGEC views on a new electricity market design


  • Authorisation given for new drillings near Strasbourg, France
  • EGEC Newsletter October 2015 cover
  • Public consultation for new exclusive research permit in Guadeloupe
  • Tender for drilling work at ├×eistareykir powerplant, Iceland
  • Contract awarded for construction of 4MW plant in Portugal
  • Laboratory of the Excellence Centre on Geothermal of Larderello ‘CEGLab’ Inauguration
  • Applications now accepted for Italian Thesis awards 2015
  • Single Well Heat project approved in Crewe, UK
  • New well in ├çanakkale, Turkey
  • Hungary unveils heat tariffs 2015-16 for geothermal district heating plants
  • ENGIE and Mitsubishi formalise collaboration
  • Toshiba and Ormat Sign Strategic Collaboration Agreement
  • Low tax trading zones to be established in Kenya