Geothermal is a secure, environmentally sustainable and cost-effective source of renewable energy. To date our geothermal energy sources have been relatively underused, but research shows that significant potential geothermal resources in Ireland
To support the increased use of geothermal energy for heat in Ireland, the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications (DECC) have published An Assessment of Geothermal Energy for District Heating in Ireland and a non-technical Roadmap for a Policy and Regulatory Framework.
These documents form an important part of the first stage of developing a policy and regulatory framework. They contain information about geothermal energy, and its potential in Ireland, while mapping out the next stages in this policy development.
During the policy development phase, there will be an opportunity to be involved in developing this framework. If you are part of a local group, work in local government or are a business or an individual with an interest in geothermal energy, you may have ideas that can help shape the future of geothermal energy in Ireland.