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EGEC publishes policy paper on EU Commission Energy Roadmap 2050

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Alexander Richter 10 Apr 2012

In its Policy Paper on the European Commission's Energy Roadmap 2050, the European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC) points out the need for more pointed support for geothermal R&D and the role geothermal can play for heating and cooling.

Today, the European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC) released  its Policy Paper on the European Commission’s Energy Roadmap 2050.

With the policy paper, EGEC is portraying the main implications of the Energy Roadmap for the European geothermal energy sector and provides key recommendations for EU and national policy makers on needed alterations to the Roadmap. It further looks at a potentially successful post-2020 energy framework.

Bearing in mind the mere illustrative nature of the scenario analysis undertaken by the Commission, this EGEC policy paper on the European Commission’s Energy Roadmap 2050 serves the following three main purposes: a) to analyse in-depth not only the Communication, but also the Impact assessment of the Roadmap; b) to illustrate its main implications for the geothermal sector and; c) to put forward recommendations for EU and national policy-makers in order to further improve the Roadmap and to elaborate a successful post-2020 energy framework.

In the key recommendations, EGEC is asking for geothermal to be allocated higher Research and Development funds to help the industry to become competitive. Furthermore EGEC asks for heating and cooling to be given a more detailed look when it comes to statistical data and modelling.

For the full postion paper of EGEC, click here (pdf)

Source: Release via email