Wednesday, October 28, 2015

United Kingdom: Study of Geothermal Energy Resources Needed

Geothermal Energy – More Study Is Needed (Seastrata Online)

What follows is a study by the American Institute of Physics (AIP) which was released on the 23rd of October 2015. It looked at several cities in Canada and assessed whether there would be a measurable benefit to change to geothermal energy from the mostly oil fired systems in use.

The Geothermal resource in the U.K. is completely under-utilized and often not considered when addressing renewable energy policies and projects. A good Position Paper on this was produced in Scotland by AECOM Energy and the Scottish Government  in 2013. The DECC Policy Paper on renewables gives some incentive to geothermal, but it is suggested that a similar study to the Canadian one below, conducted  in the U.K.  would provide a real quantifiable benefits for the utilization of geothermal energy and provide documentary evidence to promote its development.

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