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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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10 Apr 2024

Save the date: GEOPLAT Assembly (8 May, 11 a.m.)

Save the date: GEOPLAT Assembly (8 May, 11 a.m.)

Next 8th May, the GEOPLAT General Assembly will take place at the IDAE headquarters. We have a lot to tell you! We will present the evolution of the Platform and review the main milestones of the sector in the last year. REGISTRATION: open to GEOPLAT members and interested professionals (limited capacity, places will be allocated in order of registration. Possibility of online participation).


08 Apr 2024

(Español) EGRISE, el motor europeo de búsqueda de documentos de I+D sobre geotermia

(Español) EGRISE, el motor europeo de búsqueda de documentos de I+D sobre geotermia

The European Geothermal R&D Document Search Engine(EGRISE) is a tool created by ETIP-Geothermal for the collection, organisation and sharing of data. EGRISE offers more than 10,000 research resources produced in geothermal projects funded by the European Union and the rest of the geothermal community worldwide (project results, documentation, data, etc.) and compiled in an organised catalogue using the ZENODO data repository. The documents can be...

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01 Apr 2024

GEOPLAT participates in the Kick-Off Meeting of the European project ThermEcoWat

GEOPLAT participates in the Kick-Off Meeting of the European project ThermEcoWat

GEOPLAT participated on 26th and 27th March in Lyon (France) in the Kick-Off Meeting of the European project ThermEcoWat, as part of the Communication and Dissemination team. The consortium of this project is led by Auvergne Thermale and, in addition to GEOPLAT, is formed by BRGM, Ajuntament de Caldes de Montbui, Institut Cartogràfic i Geològic de Catalunya (ICGC), Deputacion de Ourense, Termalistur – Termas de...

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26 Mar 2024

Google, Microsoft and Nucor to join forces to accelerate geothermal energy projects

Google, Microsoft and Nucor to join forces to accelerate geothermal energy projects

The increasing development and use of artificial intelligence-based solutions is increasing the electricity demand of major technology giants, prompting them to look for renewable energy sources to reduce greenhouse gas emissions due to this growth. Google and Microsoft have announced a partnership to purchase electricity generated from geothermal and other energy sources. These multinationals have also been joined by US steel producer Nucor. The companies...

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15 Mar 2024

Global Geothermal Impact Summit 2024 focuses on financing for the sector

Global Geothermal Impact Summit 2024 focuses on financing for the sector

The International Geothermal Association (IGA) is organising the Global Geothermal Impact Summit 2024 (GGIS2024), a ground-breaking event dedicated to a crucial, yet often overlooked, aspect of geothermal energy: its financing. This summit, to be held on 23-24 April 2024 at the Fokker Terminal in The Hague, the Netherlands, is designed to bring together financial ingenuity and energy sustainability, paving the way for a global geothermal...

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