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02 Jul 2024

Celestino García de la Noceda: “The Canary Islands is the main territory in Spain for the development of geothermal energy”.

Celestino García de la Noceda: “The Canary Islands is the main territory in Spain for the development of geothermal energy”.

Celestino García de la Noceda, honorary president of GEOPLAT, has recently participated in the conference on geothermal energy in the framework of the 'New energy vectors' conferences, organised by the Real Sociedad Económica de Amigos del País de Gran Canaria, with the collaboration of the Asociación para la Transición Energética and the support of Canaluz.


20 Jun 2024

The Canary Islands will receive 3 million euros in European funds for a project to promote geothermal energy in the Macaronesia.

The Canary Islands will receive 3 million euros in European funds for a project to promote geothermal energy in the Macaronesia.

The Geotermac project, whose main partner is the Volcanological Institute of the Canary Islands, aims to develop methodologies and cooperation tools to strengthen R&D&I capacities in order to contribute to the energy transition in Macaronesia and São Tomé e Príncipe through the development of geothermal energy. The initiative has a budget of three million euros from Interreg MAC. Feder partners in Geotermac are the Instituto...

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24 May 2024

Catalonia explores the potential of its geothermal energy with the Geonergía-Cat 2030 Plan

Catalonia explores the potential of its geothermal energy with the Geonergía-Cat 2030 Plan

The Catalan Energy Institute (Icaen) and the Institut Cartogràfic i Geològic de Catalunya have signed an agreement to initiate the elaboration of the ‘Strategic Plan to promote the energetic exploitation of geoenergy in Catalonia in the 2030 horizon’. The objectives of the Geonergía-Cat 2030 Plan are to explore the potential of the different types of geothermal energy in Catalonia and to carry out a diagnosis...

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20 May 2024

Overshoot day: Spain goes into ecological deficit on May 20

Overshoot day: Spain goes into ecological deficit on May 20

Today, 20 May, Spain has reached its ecological deficit, also known as Earth Overshoot Day. This is the date on which a territory consumes all the natural resources that correspond to it for a given year, from water to food, raw materials and energy. The NGO Global Footprint Network is in charge of making this calculation and marking the day on which the natural resources...

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10 May 2024

The Spanish Geothermal Energy Association, GEOENERGÍA, is born, key to boosting the use of geothermal energy in Spain.

The Spanish Geothermal Energy Association, GEOENERGÍA, is born, key to boosting the use of geothermal energy in Spain.

GEOPLAT presented on 8 May at IDAE its spin-off: the Spanish Geothermal Energy Association, GEOENERGÍA, which was created with the mission of being the voice of the geothermal sector in Spain. GEOENERGÍA will accompany companies towards the progress of their businesses and will work for the development of the sector as a whole by promoting a regulatory, political and social framework that favours the sustainable...

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16 Apr 2024

IDAE to have 100 million to invest in energy transition projects

IDAE to have 100 million to invest in energy transition projects

The Instituto para la Diversificación y Ahorro de la Energía (IDAE), which reports to the Ministerio para la Transición Ecológica y el Reto Demográfico, seeks public-private collaboration initiatives linked to the transformation of the energy system in which it can participate by acquiring equity capital. It has activated an endowment of 100 million euros to invest as a minority partner in emerging business projects involving...

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12 Apr 2024

ICGC participates in European project to better assess potential geothermal resources

ICGC participates in European project to better assess potential geothermal resources

The Institut Cartogràfic i Geològic de Catalunya (ICGC), a member of GEOPLAT, will be part of the consortium of the Horizon Europe project GO-Forward, which aims to increase the accuracy of the methods traditionally used to assess the potential of deep geothermal reservoirs in a given area. This new methodology is based on a detailed characterisation of the geological processes leading to the formation of...

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