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Dringender Geothermie-Appell an die EU-Kommission

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Der European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC) richtet einen dringenden Appell an die EU-Kommission, Geothermie endlich stärker in der Energiewende zu berücksichtigen

EU-Kommissionspräsidentin Ursula von der Leyen ist Empfängerin des EGEC-Schreibens. Bildquelle: Geothermie Schweiz

In einem von mehr als 150 Organisationen in ganz Europa unterzeichneten Brief fordert der EGEC von der EU bis 2023 eine gesamteuropäische Strategie zur Nutzung der geothermischen Energie und Gewinnung von seltenen Erden und Mineralien aus dem Thermalwasser. Der Bundesverband Geothermie und Geothermie-Schweiz haben den Brief mitunterzeichnet.

Der Wortlaut des Briefes von EGEC-Generalsekretär Philippe Dumas:



Call for a European strategy on geothermal energy

Dear Commission President von der Leyen

Europe rests on a vast amount of geothermal energy that can provide permanent supplies of renewable heating, cooling, power as well as sustainably sourced lithium and other raw materials, everywhere.

Both the International Energy Agency and ADEME – the French energy agency – found it to be the most cost-effective solution for heating wherever it is used. Yet it remains underdeveloped and often out of sight for EU policy makers. This situation must change now. Especially given the urgent need for a rapid energy transition maximising use of local resources.

Therefore, we call on you to prepare and issue Europe’s strategy on geothermal energy and sustainable raw materials extraction, by 2023. The purpose of the strategy is to unlock geothermal energy’s potential as a major renewable energy source across the internal market and neighbouring countries. This should focus on identifying barriers; proposing measures to accelerate deployment; including heating & cooling infrastructure; the effective maintenance of high environmental standards; de-risking of private investments; sustainable mineral extraction and crowding-in financing to frontload a pipeline of projects that can help deliver on the EU’s new 2030 climate and energy targets, the REpowerEU plan as well as climate neutrality by 2050.

We look forward to working with you to deliver this.

Yours sincerely

Philippe Dumas
Secretary General,
European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC)



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Quelle: Geothermie Schweiz