08 Jan 2018
The report “Supply chain of renewable energy technologies in Europe – An analysis for wind, geothermal and ocean energy” aims at providing an overview of the supply chain of a number of renewable energy technologies. The report currently addresses the following technologies in detail: wind energy, geothermal energy and ocean energy but might be expanded at a later stage. In particular, the report focuses on the current market for...
19 Dec 2017
The report Japan’s Onsen Power. New Horizons for Clean Power Generation from Low Temperature Geothermal Energy (Frost & Sullivan) highlights the future role of low-temperature geothermal power in the country’s energy mix. The post-Fukushima shutdown of Japan’s nuclear reactors and subsequent demand for energy self-sufficiency due to costly fuel imports, coupled with the Japanese government’s ambitious emissions reduction targets for 2020, have stimulated growth...
13 Dec 2017
EGEC Geothermal Market Report 2016 (Key Findings). El informe, elaborado por el European Geothermal Energy Council –EGEC–, recoge la información más actualizada sobre la situación actual del sector geotérmico europeo proporcionada por expertos nacionales de toda Europa. En él se analiza el desarrollo del mercado y las perspectivas de la energía geotérmica en Europa abarcando tanto la generación eléctrica como térmica. Strengthening enabling frameworks: Geothermal...
25 Oct 2017
GEOPLAT is member of (IEA-Geothermal), the annual reports are: 2016: 2016 IEA Geothermal Annual Report 2015: 2015 IEA Geothermal Annual Report 2014: 2014 GIA Annual Report 2013: 2013 GIA Annual Report 2012: 2012 GIA Annual Report 2011: 2011 GIA Annual Report 2010: 2010 GIA Annual Report
26 Sep 2017
CoolingEU Sector Profiles: Geothermal Sector: Geothermal technologies can contribute to the challenge of decarbonising cooling for a variety of demand profiles, in terms of temperature, capacity, and timing. They can be used in buildings for the residential and non-residential sector, as well as in the services and industrial sector. Geothermal use in agriculture: The agricultural sector is a heavy energy consumer and greenhouse gas emitter...
27 Aug 2017
The technology brief Geothermal Power Technology Brief, from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), provides technical background information, analyses market potential and barriers, and offers insights for policy makers on geothermal power generation. The amount of heat within the earth’s surface is estimated to contain many times more energy than all oil and gas resources worldwide. Geothermal power, therefore, offers considerable potential for growth. Increasing...
30 Sep 2016
The adoption of Specifications for the Application of the United Nations Framework Classification for Resources (UNFC) to Geothermal Resources will facilitate their management and support their increased use as countries progress towards more sustainable energy production and consumption. The Specifications for the application of the United Nations Framework Classification for Geothermal Energy Resources to Bioenergy Resources is available in this link.
15 Jan 2016
The Institute for Energy and Transport of the European Comision has ellaborated this report, which presents the current status of the major geothermal energy technologies ranging from ground source heat pump systems, direct use facilities to geothermal power plants. Power production from hydrothermal resources where natural permeability coincides with hot bedrocks is a mature technology. The same is true for direct use systems and ground...
09 Apr 2015
New report explores uses of natural heat for food production and processing. Geothermal energy, the flow of heat energy radiating from the earth’s core, provides unique opportunities for cost efficient, sustainable food production and processing in developing countries, says the new report published by FAO: In some developing economies, as much as half of all food produced is lost post-harvest – that’s due in part...
31 Mar 2015
If we recently made a post about the US DOE 2014 Annual Report Geothermal Technologies Office, now it is Europe Commission’s turn to inform about the state of geothermal energy in Europe. The Institute for Energy and Transport of the Joint Research Institute of the European Commission has recently published in 2015 its 2014 Geothermal Energy Status Report. This new report by the JRC analyzes the field...