Designing the future of geothermal energy. Renewable, secure, clean, versatile, distributed, reliable: the energy future that we imagine is solidly grounded on geothermal energy.
This fact sheet newly released by the ETIP-DG illustrates the “Vision” of the platform for the future of deep geothermal.
The DG ETIP project, supporting the activities of the ETIP-DG, has released two documents analysing the policy and regulatory framework for the deep geothermal and highlighting the strategic priorities for the upcoming decades. (more…)
In the birthplace of geothermal energy (Pisa, Italy), the European Technology & Innovation Platform on Deep Geothermal (ETIP-DG) has presented its “Vision for Deep Geothermal” to look at future development of deep geothermal energy and highlight the great potential of untapped geothermal resources across Europe.
Meeting this week in Tuscany, a region where geothermal already employs nearly 10,000 people and provides clean and reliable energy to thousands more, helping reduce dependency from fossil fuels imports, the ETIP-DG releases its Vision document and launches works on its Strategic Research Agenda.
“Our Vision is that by 2050 geothermal energy can cover a significant part of domestic heat and electricity demand,” said Ruggero Bertani, Chairman of the ETIP-DG. “As a local and stable source of renewable energy, geothermal will be crucial in the future energy system, providing power, heat and thermal storage.”
The publication highlights how the success of the energy transition entails designing optimal scenarios in terms of costs and affordability for the customers and the citizens, while guaranteeing energy comfort. The Vision is designed to trigger a debate about how best to achieve a future for geothermal energy in Europe that is secure, affordable and carbon free, and which has the least impact on nature. It puts forward ten key messages (see below), which include growth, a focus on resource potential, sustainability, cogeneration and hybridisation, without forgetting the social dimension.
In the upcoming months, the Strategic Research Agenda and Roadmap documents will outline the research priorities to develop between now and 2050 if this Vision is to be achieved.
The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the Establishment of the Innovation Fund (policy field: Climate Action). The objective of the consultation is to provide the wide public and stakeholders with an opportunity to express their views on the elements relevant for the establishment of the Innovation Fund. It also serves to gather input (data and factual information, expert views) from industry, academia and other interested stakeholders on specific elements, such as key innovation challenges, expectations and financing needs of potential beneficiaries, that need to be considered when designing the Innovation Fund Ensure that all affected and interested stakeholders are represented.
All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation. Contributions are particularly sought from:
The consultation period ends on the 10th of April 2018. More on the European Commission Portal.