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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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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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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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06 Mar 2024

Soziable interview with Margarita de Gregorio on the role of geothermal energy in decarbonisation

Soziable interview with Margarita de Gregorio on the role of geothermal energy in decarbonisation

Margarita de Gregorio, secretary general of GEOPLAT, analyses in an interview for Soziable the possibilities of geothermal energy and the role it can play in the coming years in the energy transition. She points out that geothermal energy “has the capacity to decarbonise both by providing thermal energy in the form of heat and cold, as well as electrical energy. With the particularity that the...

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01 Mar 2024

Geothermal energy will be one of the stars of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games

Geothermal energy will be one of the stars of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games

Geothermal energy will be very present at the next Olympic Games in Paris 2024, since, as announced by French President Emmanuel Macron, the Olympic Village is committed to energy efficiency thanks to the use of insulating materials and geothermal energy. It is not only the largest construction site for the Paris Games, but also the largest construction site in Europe in recent years, and it...

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19 Feb 2024

Transforming the energy future through geothermal energy

Transforming the energy future through geothermal energy

Margarita de Gregorio, Secretary General of GEOPLAT, analysed the situation of geothermal energy in Spain for Interempresas. “With an increasingly important presence in the energy mix, geothermal energy is emerging as an inexhaustible source of heat from the subsoil, destined to play a fundamental role in decarbonisation for a sustainable energy future“, she said. With regard to the main milestones that have marked the past...

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