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27 Oct 2021

The POCRISC, PIXIL, MOMPA and PYRMOVE projects join forces to promote the mitigation of geological risks and boost the exploration of energy resources in the Pyrenees

The POCRISC, PIXIL, MOMPA and PYRMOVE projects join forces to  promote the mitigation of geological risks and boost the  exploration of energy resources in the Pyrenees

The Pyrenees Territorial Support Centre (CSTP) in Tremp hosted this Thursday the event organised by four projects that are part of the POCTEFA 2014-2020 programme: POCRISC, PIXIL, MOMPA and PYRMOVE.  Moreover, the PHUSICOS project has also participated in this event. Antoni Roca, Deputy Director-General of Regional Geology and Geophysics of the Cartographic and Geological Institute of Catalonia, welcomed all participants and Sara Figueras, head of the Geophysics Department of the Cartographic and Geological Institute of Catalonia, coordinator...

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26 Feb 2021

European Commission opens a public consultation on the revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

European Commission opens a public consultation on the revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

The European Commission has opened to public consultation the revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, whose submission deadline will end on March 22. The objective is to gather comments on to what extent and how this European directive should be revised to promote the renovation of buildings. In 2020, the Commission presented its ‘Renovation Wave’ strategy to boost energy renovation of buildings in...

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22 Feb 2021

One of the great events about geothermal energy is available

One of the great events about geothermal energy is available

On January 28 and 29, within the framework of the European projects PIXIL and GEO-URBAN, the international workshop ‘Exploring the subsurface for geothermal energy: A local and global perspective’ was held. The event, which took place virtually due to the pandemic, is of great importance for the world of geothermal energy since issues such as the state of this renewable energy in the European Union...

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09 Feb 2021

This is the brand new format of the World Geothermal Congress 2020+1

This is the brand new format of the World Geothermal Congress 2020+1

Due to the pandemic, the World Geothermal Congress 2020 could not be held in Iceland last spring. That is why the WGC Organizing Committee decided to plan a new one in May 2021, but the terrible situation we are going through also prevents it from being held, at least on-site. The organizers have announced how the event will be. The World Geothermal Congress has been...

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08 Feb 2021

MUSE project release its results in 9 fact sheets

MUSE project release its results in 9 fact sheets

In recent years, shallow geothermal energy has become one of the main renewable sources to achieve the decarbonization goals in the European heating and cooling sector for 2050. Thanks to the use of ground-coupled heat pump systems, this type of efficient and clean energy can contribute significantly to the reduction of CO2 emissions in cities. This is what MUSE project aims to achieve, in which the...

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05 Feb 2021

IEA will hold a webinar about mine water as a geothermal energy source

IEA will hold a webinar about mine water as a geothermal energy source

In collaboration with the British Geological Survey (BGS) and the UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, the International Energy Agency’s (IEA-Geothermal) Geothermal Technology Cooperation Program, of which Geoplat is a member, will host on March 10 and 11 a webinar: ‘Mine Water Heating and Cooling: A 21st Century Resource for Decarbonization‘. This webinar, which will be held through the Zoom Webinar platform from...

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04 Feb 2021

European Green Deal Call, a total success

European Green Deal Call, a total success

It is a fact that climate change and environmental degradation are a threat to Europe and the rest of the world. To overcome these challenges, the European Union launched the Green Deal at the end of 2019, a roadmap to provide member states with a sustainable economy. In September 2020, the European Commission launched a call worth 1 billion euros, in which companies and organizations...

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03 Feb 2021

The Ruggero Bertani European Geothermal Innovation Award 2021 opens its nominations

The Ruggero Bertani European Geothermal Innovation Award 2021 opens its nominations

The European Geothermal Council, better known as EGEC Geothermal, has announced the opening of the nominations of the Ruggero Bertani European Geothermal Innovation Award 2021. This award is given to European companies and organizations which have made an outstanding contribution towards the field of geothermal energy in the form of innovative products, scientific research or projects initiatives. Evidently, only those entities that are located or have...

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