The European Federation of Geologists (EFG) is pleased to present you its position paper on the energy transition. EFG is a professional organisation representing more than 45,000 geoscientists across Europe. The Federation’s main aims are to contribute to a safer and more sustainable use of the natural environment, to protect and inform the public and to promote a more responsible exploitation of natural resources.
As Europe is accelerating the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy to meet the goals set by the ratified Paris Agreement on climate, the EU will need to develop the means to achieve those ambitious targets. Based on the expertise that professional geologists provide, EFG believes geothermal energy (both shallow and deep geothermal), CO2 capture and mineral extraction are part of the answer to the challenges set out by the climate crisis. All three geological activity areas are developed in our position paper that you may download here.
Isabel Fernández Fuentes, Executive Director, European Federation of Geologists
On behalf of the EFG team (Board, Office, and Experts of EFG’s Panels on CO2 Geological Storage, Geothermal Energy, and Minerals)
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Martin Van Couvering Memorial Service to the Institute Award
The Martin Van Couvering Memorial Award was established by the Executive Committee, in 1979, in posthumous honor of the first President of the Institute. Martin Van Couvering made the presidency a full-time occupation for the first two years of the Institute’s history. His dynamic leadership, diplomacy, and organizational abilities established the solid foundation from which the Institute has grown. Few, if any, have given so much to the Institute.
John T. Galey, Sr., Memorial Public Service Award
The Public Service Award was established by the Executive Committee, in 1982, in recognition of one of its primary purposes; service to the public. In 1992, it was renamed the John T. Galey, Sr., Memorial Public Service Award, in posthumous honor of our fourth President, whose long professional career was a continuum of service to both the geological and the general public. This recognition is important because so many members have distinguished themselves and the Institute by giving expert testimony to governmental units, by serving on governmental commissions and committees, and by providing geological expertise where it was needed by the public at large.
AIPG Section Leadership AwardThe AIPG Section Leadership Award was established by the Executive Committee in 2013 to recognize one or more of our members who have demonstrated a long-term commitment and have been long-term contributors to AIPG at the section level. AIPG has many sections where one or more individuals have demonstrated exceptional leadership for their section and in many instances kept the section together and moving forward. These individuals are commonly not known at the National level or by AIPG members outside of their sections, however, their contributions have been vital to their sections and they perform this work because of their commitment to our profession and AIPG.