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17 Jul 2013

GEOELEC Geographical Information System

GEOELEC ThermoGIS

The GEOELEC project, co-funded by the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme of the EU, aims at promoting geothermal electricity generation in the EU and aims at removing notably financial and regulatory barriers. GEOELEC has taken a step forward and has announced the official launch of the GEOELEC Geographical Information System – see here. This unique system presents for the first time ever a geothermal resource assessment...

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25 Jun 2013

Energy Department Develops Regulatory Roadmap to Spur Geothermal Energy Development

The Energy Department issued a Geothermal Regulatory Roadmap that will help developers navigate regulatory requirements at every level of government to deploy geothermal energy projects. In partnership with the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and U.S. Forest Service, the Energy Department enlisted the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to convene key federal, state, and local permitting officials, along with industry representatives, to identify...

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17 Jun 2013

Subventions for renewable energies: Murcia and País Vasco

Renewable energies incentives have been recently published  in Murcia and País Vasco: Information about the subventions in País Vasco (deadline for applications: 30th September 2013): http://www.eve.es/Programas-de-ayuda/Energias-Renovables.aspx. Information about the subventions in Murcia (deadline for applications: 8th July 2013): http://www.argem.es/wp-content/uploads/PER20131.pdf. Thereby, Murcia and País Vasco add up to other Autonomous Communitys that have already published incentives for renewable energies since the year 2013 started: Asturias (call is closed), Canarias (call is...

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17 May 2013

Energetic patents in Spain

On 25 April we celebrated the first workshop between the Spanish Technology Platforms of the energy sector: “Capacities and Strengths of Spanish Companies: success cases of patented echnological developments”. For those who could not attend, presentations are available in this link. We learnt about successful experiences from different renewable technologies (fotoboltaic solar, concentration solar, hydrogen, ocean and bioenergy) and how from an idea -created, for example, in...

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10 May 2013

Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda of the RHC-Platform

Agenda Estratégica de Investigación e Innovación de la Plataforma Tecnológica Europea de Climatización Renovable (RHC-Platform)

Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (RHC-Platform) The RHC-Platform’s Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (RHC-SRIA) was launched at the Annual RHC-Platform conference. GEOPLAT is part of this platform since the beginning and is the President of the Geothermal Panel. Thereby, GEOPLAT has participated in the elaboration of several documents within the RHC-Platform: Common Vision, Strategic Research Priorities for Geothermal Technology and Strategic Research Priorities for Cross-cutting Technology. After creating the...

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02 Apr 2013

The Heat Coalition calls for a comprehensive European approach for heating and cooling

European Heating and Cooling Associations

“The debate must include heating and cooling ” urged the Heat Coalition as the Green Paper A 2030 framework for climate and energy policies was published on 27th March 2013. Shall we remember that last year they already claimed for a more ambitious European heating and cooling policy. According to the Heat Coalition, a platform gathering 11 European associations with a stake in the heating...

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21 Mar 2013

What have we done in GEOPLAT in 2012?

Anuario GEOPLAT 2012

For all of you who wonder what does a “Technology Platform” work in, we are going to show you today all the activities that have been made within GEOPLAT during 2012 to accomplish our goals. We would like to remember you that GEOPLAT specific objectives are: To provide a framework within which, all sectors involved in the development of geothermal energy, lead by the industry,...

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13 Mar 2013

The financiation of the innovation of the companies in 2010 + Bibliometric indicators of the Spanish scientific activity in 2010

The Spanish Observatory of R&D&I of the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) has recently published  in its web ICONO two new reports. Below is a summary of their most important conclusions. “PITEC 2010: The financiation of the innovation of the companies” In the recesive phase (2008-2010), the companies with R&D expenditure have had less job destruction than the economy as a whole. The...

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