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Geothermal Energy, Sustainability, and Development

PUBLISHED: January 29, 2018

Present and future of geothermal energy according to Riccardo Basosi


Riccardo Basosi is author, with his collaborator Mirko Bravi, of the article “Environmental impact of electricity from selected geothermal Power Plants in Italy", published in the scientific journal Journal of Cleaner Production in 2014. Since its publication, the article has attracted much attention in the scientific world and in civil society.

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Partial or incorrect information threatens geothermal development

PUBLISHED: January 25, 2018

The environmental impact of geothermal energy has recently been a topic of debate in the European Parliament, raised by Italian MEPs. Now, a scientific paper published by Manzella et all. analyses the issue more in depth and provides an assessment of the environmental impact of geothermal in Tuscany and the regulatory background. It concludes that “partial or incorrectly provided information represents a serious threat to geothermal development”.

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#noWildElectrification

PUBLISHED: January 11, 2018

Back in May 2017,  the European Biomass Association (AEBIOM), the European Geothermal Association (EGEC) and the European Solar Thermal Association (ESTIF), released joint position papers on the Electrification of Heating and Cooling & the Link Between the PEF and Eco-Design/Energy Labeling Regulations. Now, they support #noWildElectrification, claiming that electrification of the heating and cooling and transport sectors should be done in a sensible way to promote the increased uptake of renewables, both RES-E and RES-H&C.


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Views from the inside - geothermal energy pioneers in Iceland

PUBLISHED: February 12, 2018

During a visit to Iceland, Miki Plichta from Slovakia interviewed remarkable pioneers working with geothermal energy power in the island.

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GeoEnergy Days: Call for projects

PUBLISHED: February 9, 2018

GeoEnergy Days (3-5 July 2018) is the first international event in France offering a unique opportunity to the 500 expected participants to share skills and experiences, develop partnerships and grow business with and within the geo-energy industries (upstream oil & gas, deep geothermal energy, geological storage + minerals & mining for the energy transition).

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New Steering Committee of the RHC-ETIP Geothermal Panel

PUBLISHED: February 1, 2018

The Geothermal Panel of the European Technology and Innovation Platform on Renewable Heating & Cooling (RHC-ETIP) has announced the new Steering Committee for the period 2018-2020.

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The top 5 geothermal innovation projects of 2018

PUBLISHED: February 1, 2018

EGEC announces endorsed nominations for this year’s European Geothermal Innovation Award. EGEC is pleased to announce the five endorsed nominations for the European Geothermal Innovation Award 2018. The final candidates are (in alphabetical order):

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Call for abstracts: ISEC 2018

PUBLISHED: January 30, 2018

The International Sustainable Energy Conference – ISEC 2018 has launched its call for abstracts. The conference is promoter for innovative ideas in the areas of renewable energy systems and resource efficiency, and is intended to be a forum for research, industry and energy policy.

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GEO-ENERGY EUROPE: cluster collaboration for sustainable use of geo-energy

PUBLISHED: January 28, 2018

A new project GEO-ENERGY EUROPE is launching to build a transnational cluster, specifically aimed at increasing SMEs performance & competitiveness in all industries concerned by the use of subsurface for energy, or "geo-energy". 

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After the devastation of Hurricane Maria, Dominica recovers thanks to geothermal energy

PUBLISHED: January 26, 2018

In September 2017, category 5 hurricane "Maria" hit the Caribbean islands just a few days after the devastation already carried in the area by the previous one, "Irma".

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Implementation Plan on Deep Geothermal approved

PUBLISHED: January 24, 2018

The SET Plan temporary working group (TGW) on Deep Geothermal Systems approved today the Implementation Plan. 

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New Training Course in Deep Geothermal Systems in Switzerland

PUBLISHED: January 23, 2018

A training course in deep geothermal systems is being organised by the Centre for Hydrogeology and Geothermics of the University of Neuchatel (Switzerland).

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New report by IRENA shows the competitiveness of geothermal based on LCOE

PUBLISHED: January 18, 2018

IRENA has released its latest report on Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2017, which highlights cost for renewable energy projects and levelized cost of electricity generation, showing the continued competitiveness of geothermal energy.


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