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1 Cooperation between European countries through the Geothermal ERA NET 7 th meeting Trieste, Italy September 2014 Guðni A Jóhannesson Director General, Afternoon Session The is supported by the European Union's Seventh Programme, for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No

2 Theme of the meeting Joint Activities Implementation and Future Policy Opportunities, Challenges and Policy Defining Joint Activities Plan for Implementations Future Strategy ERA NET +

3 EU / EEA - Vision Sources: EU Source: Presentation of J.M. Barroso President of the European Commission, to the European Council of March 2014

4 Objective Exchange information on the status of geothermal energy Lay groundwork to create a European Geothermal Information Platform Highlight barriers and recommend practical solutions Recommend measures to Strengthen European Geothermal Development, for Economic Opportunities, Energy Security and Mitigate Climate Change

5 Objective Communicate with principal stakeholders and enhance public awareness on the added value and benefits of geothermal scientific and policy issues Increase transnational collaboration in research training and mobility Prepare Policy and Implementation for a Common European Geothermal Action Plan for geothermal energy technology research, development, deployment and innovation supported by member states Prepare and Implement Joint Geothermal Activities (e.g. transnational funding activities)

6 Objective and Task Analysis -> Assessments -> Joint Activities > Implementation > Future Policy

7 Objective and Task Preparing Next Steps Analysis -> Assessments -> Joint Activities > Implementation > Future Policy WP1 ICELAND Coordination, Management & Dissemination WP2 NETHERLANDS Information exchange on national incentives and status of geothermal energy WP3 ITALY Towards a EU Geothermal Database WP5 SWITZERLAND Engaging with stakeholders WP4 GERMANY Development of joint activities WP6 ICELAND Transnational Mobility & Training WP7- ITALY Implementation of joint activities Evaluation, Assessment, Coordination Policy Formulation and Proposal ERA NET + or other SET PLAN input

8 Vision

9 Energy Quality - Exergy Global EQM Potential Total Primary energy use 475 TWh Heating 233 TWH Saving potential by Energy Quality Management 150 TWh? 2006 values Total coal burning 127 TWh

10 Energy Quality - Exergy

11 Economic Benefits of Geothermal Renewables for heating and cooling could save EUR 11.5 billion per year within EU Statement from AEBIOM, EGEC and ESTIF representing the biomass, geothermal and solar thermal sectors respectively, which addressed an open letter to the Heads of State and Government, ahead of their spring meeting in Brussels 19th of March Renewables for heating in Iceland is already saving up to 7% of GDP or equivalent 3000 US $ per capita per year According to assessment done within 2014 Geothermal District Heating has the potential to alleviate Europe s energy security crisis Is stated in a press release from Geothermal District Heating (GeoDH) in Brussels, 15th May It is therefore important for policymakers and others to recognize the great opportunity regarding geothermal heating for savings for countries, improve the energy security and mitigate climate change.

12 Benefits of Geothermal GEOTHERMAL ENERGY offers major opportunities for Economic opportunities and savings Improve energy security in Europe Reducing greenhouse gas emissions Reducing dependence on fossil fuels for energy use Improving quality of life Growing the low-carbon technology industry and creating employment opportunities For the future of our European cities For the future of our Food supply For our Industry and Power supply 12

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