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IEA predicts geothermal growth of 3,600 to 4,500 MW 2018-2023

Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy Summary In its Market Report “Renewables 2018”, the International Energy Agency (IEA) provides its analysis and forecasts to 2023. According to IEA, the geothermal power generation capacity is to expand by 28% or around 4GW. While IEA says it would reach...


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Revealed: City college lands Government bail out to stave off closure threat (and is now looking to put on new courses)

Kathie McInnes, StokeonTrent Live Summary Stoke-on-Trent College has secured millions of pounds in Government aid to help wipe out its debts. Principal Denise Brown today welcomed the ‘substantial’ rescue package and said that without it the college would have been at risk of closure. ...


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Geothermal heat in district heating systems crucial for Denmark to reach climate targets

Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy Drilling rid on site for Thisted-5 well in Denmark (source: WellPerform) Summary In a guest post for Danish District Heating (Danske Fjernvarme), Lars Andersen, Director at Danish company Geoop, argues that geothermal is necessary if Denmark plans to...


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The Netherlands opens the door to geothermal sector with 2050 natural gas ban

Tami Hood, Hydrogen Fuel News Summary The Netherlands has announced its intention to ban natural gas by 2050 and, in doing so, it is paving the way for the geothermal energy and waste heat sectors to expand. The country's heating demands are currently widely served by natural gas, but...


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Interview with Adele Manzella, Italian Geothermal Union - Geothermal energy research in Italy

Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy Bagnore 3 plant, Tuscany Italy (source: Enel Green Power) Summary A recent with Adele Manzella, First Researcher of the National Research Council (CNR) and President of the Italian Geothermal Union was published in Tuscan publication ARPAT in Italy. ...


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PannErgy reports successful drilling of new geothermal well in Györ, Hungary

Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy City center, Györ, HUngary (source: flickr/ Jim Killock, creative commons) Summary Hungarian PannErgy reports the successful drilling of a third well for its geothermal district heating project at Györ, Hungary in time for the upcoming heating season....


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Netherlands to ban natural gas by 2050

Lloyd Alter, Tree Hugger Summary It's part of a much bigger energy transition, and sounds a lot like wishful thinking. Eighty-nine percent of Dutch homes are heated by natural gas fired boilers; according to Eline van den Ende, residential heating accounts for ten percent of Dutch CO2...


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State of North Rhine-Westphalia looks at geothermal heating for a time post-coal

Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy Summary At a recently held geothermal event in the city of Bochum in Germany, it was looked at how can heat supply and district heating supply in metropolitan areas be made climate-friendly or even climate-neutral in the post-coal era? For a time beyond the...


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GTO Announces Beyond Batteries Lab Call Selections

Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Summary The U.S. Department of Energy’s Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) announced the selection of eight projects to receive up to $2.4 million in funding via the Beyond Batteries Lab Call: Geothermal Energy...

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City of Rostock in the Northeast of Germany plans geothermal project

Alexander Richter, Think GeoEnergy Summary The utility of the city of Rostock, in the Northeast of Germany is considering the developing of a geothermal plant. The company plans to apply for a corresponding license at the Mining Office in Stralsund. This has been confirmed and reported by a...