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05 Mar 2021

Geothermal energy, the great unknown that plays a key role in energy efficiency

Geothermal energy, the great unknown that plays a key role in energy efficiency

Just like every 5th March since 1998, World Energy Efficiency Day is celebrated. The initiative, which was born in Austria during the First International Conference on Energy Efficiency, aims to sensitize citizens around the world about the need to reduce energy consumption through the rational and sustainable use of it. Unlikely to what many people think, boosting energy efficiency does not mean giving up the...

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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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11 Feb 2021

International Day of Women and Girls in Science: Role models who paved the way

International Day of Women and Girls in Science: Role models who paved the way

Valuing the role of women in any area of knowledge, but especially in science, has become a priority task for governments and institutions around the world. The lack of role models in the sector greatly complicates the women scientists of tomorrow. That is why, at the end of 2015, the United Nations General Assembly decided to designate February 11 as the International Day of Women...

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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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