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Geothermal Energy in Ireland - A Roadmap for a Policy and Regulatory Framework

Gov.ie Summary 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...


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The Earth itself could provide carbon-free heat for buildings

Vox Summary The heat stored in the Earth’s crust, known as geothermal energy, is carbon-free and effectively inexhaustible. There’s enough of it to run all of civilization for generations, if it could be cost-effectively tapped. Tapping it turns out to be no small feat, but efforts have...


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Turboden signs order with E.ON for geothermal power plant

Energy Global Summary The 4 MWe ORC turbogenerator will exploit geothermal brine from deep geothermal wells, to produce power that the German Company FG Geothermie GmbH will sell to the local grid. The saving of CO 2 emissions per year is estimated to be approximately 13 850 tpy. The...


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Oil & Gas Drilling Technology Could Make District Heating Feasible

CleanTechnica Summary About 12% of all US greenhouse emissions come from heating and cooling buildings, according to Vox . Much of the energy used to heat large buildings — factories, office buildings, universities, schools, and so forth — could come from geothermal sources. The...


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GeoScience: Geothermal District Heating a Low-Carbon Solution for the UK

Think GeoEnergy Summary On its website, GeoScience in the UK shared its take on how geothermal district heating can be a low-carbon solution for the United Kingdom in an article by Lucy Cotton. “Heat is the largest energy consuming sector in the UK today” (the Department for Business,...


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Green Light for Expansion of Geothermal Heat Project in Riehen, Switzerland

Think GeoEnergy Summary As reported by the local geothermal heating company Erdwaerme Riehen, the way for the construction of another geothermal heating network has been given the green light. The residents’ council of the municipality in the German part of Switzerland approved a...


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University of Toronto Urban Geoexchange Project will be Largest in Canada

Daily Commercial News Summary The University of Toronto’s massive King’s College Circle Geothermal Project passed a milestone recently with a contract award to GeoSource Energy Inc. of Caledonia, Ont. The project will see several hundred boreholes drilled 200 to 300 metres deep to enable...


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Over 60 percent of new electrical generating capacity added this year is renewable energy

Solar Building Magazine Summary Renewable energy sources have dominated new U.S. electrical generating capacity additions in the first eight months of 2020, according to a review of data just released by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) by the SUN DAY Campaign. We’re talking...


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Cornwall energy centre at Langarth would be 'first for the UK'

The Packet Summary In what has been described as "an exciting first for the UK," the Cornwall Council-led scheme is proposing to build its own renewable power energy centre at Langarth Garden Village, which should ultimately provide up to 3,500 homes, a new primary school and an extension to...


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NW Alberta may see more geothermal energy development

AirdieToday.com Summary An $80 million commercial geothermal facility in the Municipal District of Greenview will be the first of its kind in Alberta. Though the Alberta No. 1 project by Terrapin Geomatics isn’t scheduled for completion for another three years, the Alberta government is...