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.
11 Nov 2014
The GeoDH Project has released a video explaining Geothermal District Heating in 3 minutes.
21 Jul 2014
The mission of WING (Women in Geothermal) is to promote the education, professional development, and advancement of women in the global geothermal community while raising awareness about women’s issues in the workplace. More info in Women in Geothermal Facebook Page.
04 Jul 2014
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30 Jun 2014
World’s first magma-EGS system created in Iceland In 2009, a borehole drilled at Krafla, northeast Iceland, as part of the Icelandic Deep Drilling Project (IDDP), unexpectedly penetrated into magma (molten rock) at only 2100 meters depth, with a temperature of 900-1000 C. The borehole, IDDP-1, was the first in a series of wells being drilled by the IDDP in Iceland in the search for high-temperature...
13 Nov 2013
Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe’s global competitiveness. Running from 2014 to 2020 with a budget of just over €70 billion, the EU’s new programme for research and innovation is part of the drive to create new growth and jobs in Europe. Horizon 2020 provides major simplification through a single set of rules. It...
02 Oct 2013
In this link the “Resolution from 25 September 2013, of the State Secretariat of Energy, within which is publicated the one from 25 June 2013, of the Administration Council of the Spanish Institute for Energy Diversification and Saving (Instituto para la Diversificación y Ahorro de la Energía, IDAE) , through which it is established the regulatory bases and call of the grant program for the energetic rehabilitation of existing buildings of the residential sector (dwelling and hotel use)” can...
14 Jun 2011
The Technology Roadmap for Geothermal Heat and Power offers a strategic plan to maximise deployment of these energy resources by 2050. It projects that 1,400 TWh of electricity per year could come from geothermal power by 2050, up from 67 TWh at present. Additionally, geothermal heat (not including ground-source heat pump technology) could contribute 5.8 EJ (1,600 TWh) annually by 2050. In order to reach these...