Press Releases EGEC Geothermal statement on the EU Climate Law proposal

EGEC Geothermal statement on the EU Climate Law proposal

Binding and more ambitious 2030 climate, renewable and energy efficiency targets are the key for a successful European Climate Law

EGEC Geothermal statement on the EU Climate Law proposal

Brussels, 4 March 2020 – EGEC welcomes the European Commission’s proposal on a European Climate Law, which sets binding climate neutrality by 2050. But without a considerable increase in binding renewable heating, cooling, electricity and energy efficiency targets to 2030, it could be meaningless.

“This is a watershed moment, but we need to see Member States’ commitment to higher climate and energy targets in 2030 if this Law is to tackle the climate crisis.” said Philippe Dumas, Secretary General of EGEC Geothermal.

He added, “energy remains the largest source of emissions. Heat, which is central to buildings and industrial decarbonisation, must be the priority targets for 2030”.


The European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC) is a not-for-profit organisation promoting all aspects of the geothermal industry. It was founded in 1998 to facilitate awareness and expansion of geothermal applications in Europe and worldwide by shaping policy, improving investment conditions and steering research.

Over 120 members from 28 countries, including developers, equipment manufacturers, electricity providers, national associations, consultants, research centres, geological surveys, and public authorities gives EGEC the ability to represent the entire geothermal sector.

EGEC is listed in the European Transparency Register No. 11458103335-07






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