Wednesday, March 9, 2016

United Kingdom: Scottish Council Considers Geothermal Energy from Old Mine Shafts

Clackmannanshire conducting study on potential for geothermal energy (Modern Scot)

The Clackmannanshire Council in the central lowlands of Scotland is conducting a feasibility study on the potential for accessing geothermal energy and would like to hear opinion. Please take part via an online consultation below.

Online consultation via Citizen Space - Consultation closes on Friday, 25th March

The British Geological Survey (BGS) has conducted extensive work across the whole of Scotland to discover the potential of the energy beneath our feet.

The BGS have discovered a substantial wealth of untapped geothermal energy throughout the central belt of Scotland. This renewable energy resource is especially abundant in the Clackmannanshire area. The BGS has identified several locations where this natural resource can be extracted safely from the rocks and this includes areas that are linked to old, disused mine shafts, where drilling into the ground in well documented locations is easily achieved. This will enable geothermal installation companies to draw this heated water resource from the pockets of water trapped within old mine shafts.

For more information, please refer to the BGS Deep Geothermal Energy report.