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Book with communication concept for geothermal development (in German)

Hekla Energy drilling rig at Mauerstetten, Germany (source: Iceland Drilling)
Alexander Richter 6 Dec 2017

Following a research project on communication for deep geothermal development in Germany, a book has been released providing concrete guidance on communication concepts for the development of geothermal projects. The book is available in German only.

A German project funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) called TIGER has now published a book.

The collaborative TIGER project for Deep Geothermal, acceptance and communication of an innovative technology (only in German), worked on by three companies (CBM, gec-co, and HCIC) aims to achieve a broadly effective perception and profiling of deep geothermal energy through scientifically founded and empirically tested models.

For this purpose, the acceptance-relevant factors of deep geothermal energy are scientifically determined through surveys and the tool-based evaluation of web and media discourses. These insights flow into a communication concept whose building blocks can be used by all interest groups during the entire life cycle of geothermal power plants.

Now the Springer publishing house has released a book, titled “Tiger – Kommunikationskonzept Tiefe Geothermie” (TIGER – Communication Concept Deep Geothermal) in the series “Essentials”. The authors are Anna Borg and Mathias Jürgen Bauer. The communication concept is intended to support investors, operators and institutions in public relations and communication in the area of deep geothermal energy and points out ways to promote acceptance for local projects.

The book builds upon the findings of TIGER research project funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi).

The book deals with the initial situation for deep geothermal energy, for example with the political environment and with the mood in the population, etc. Further chapters deal with the topics of communication and acceptance as well as the principles of successful project communication. In doing so, the authors discuss who should inform, which target group should be addressed and which different communication channels exist. An excursus on dealing with media is offered.

Furthermore, the communication along the phases of a geothermal project as well as the communication of critical events come up. The authors also comment on measures that promote acceptance, such as the disclosure of expert reports, public participation and technical possibilities for promoting the acceptance of deep geothermal energy.The 71-page book has the ISBN number 978-3-658-18500-8 and costs as an eBook EUR 4.99 and Softcover EUR 9.99.

Book is available via Springer

Source. EUWID Energie