The European Parliament's Plenary voted on the 18th of January 2024 the resolution to support a European geothermal energy strategy. The initiative report with a resolution was led by Professor Krasnodębski MEP from the European Conservatives & Reformist Group (ECR).
531 of the 553 Members of the European Parliament present (96%) voted in favour of the resolution with 20 abstentions and 2 voting against. The resolution calls notably for:
- A European strategy for geothermal energy to reduce administrative burdens and aid investments in buildings, industry and agricultural sectors across the Union.
- A Geothermal Industrial Alliance to fast-track best practices and the effective implementation of legislation.
- A harmonised financial risk mitigation insurance scheme.
- Encourage Member States to design national strategies for geothermal like those by the French, German, Polish, Austrian, Croatian and Irish governments.
- Support regions in transition and coal regions to transition to geothermal.
The voted text is now officially available for consultation here.