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Promoting geothermal energy – the annual geothermal walk at Larderello, Tuscany

Sasso 2 geothermal plant by Enel Green Power, Tuscany, Italy (source: Volcanex)
Alexander Richter 5 Nov 2017

A great initiative in Tuscany/ Italy has been holding its annual geothermal walk at Larderello in October, combining trekking, nature, vintage cars, renewable energy and good food as ingredients it helps to discover geothermal energy and its many facets.

In early October this year, the annual geothermal walk at Larderello in Tuscany/ Italy took place again with great participation.

Attracting nearly 800 people the “walk” featured trekking, nature, vintage cars, renewable energy and good food as ingredients to discover geothermal energy and its many facets.

The initiative opened in the morning with the “Between Ground and Sky” walk along the 4,5 km trail called “Geothermal and Steam”, which led hundreds of participants, divided into groups, from the fumaroles of Sasso Pisano (Pi ) at the Biancane Park in Monterotondo Marittimo (Gr) where, besides the geothermal nature show, you can admire a breathtaking panorama. Precious is the collaboration with the “La Fumarola” Association, with the Volterra Tourist Consortium and the environmental guides that, with great skill and passion, are able to engage and enthuse all the great and small people that go along the streets of geothermal of Tuscany.

After the walk, the big rendezvous at the “Sasso 2” geothermal power plant where visitors, led by Enel Green Power personnel, knew how energy came from the heart of the earth and tasted the geothermal menu created by the community Renewable Energy Food of Tuscany, founded by Co.Svi.G. (Geothermal Areas Development Consortium) and the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity, with products typical of geothermal areas, from basil to cheese, from salami to other specialties to geothermal beer, for the production of which geothermal steam is used.

To enrich the scenery of Cecina’s “Garage of Time” historical cars, which has attracted the attention of many visitors with beautiful vintage and even three magnificent Ferrari. There is also the Enel Energia Energy Efficiency Point, which illustrated all the opportunities to make your home with the most innovative solutions, from photovoltaic to LED lamps to electric bicycles. The day ended with a visit to the Roman Etruscan Baths of Bagnone.

At the event, the Mayor of Castelnuovo Val di Cecina, Alberto Ferrini, the responsible geothermal area at Lake Boracifero Sara Montomoli of Enel Green Power, the vice-president of the Edo Volpi Renewable Energy Food Community, representatives of “Il Garage del Tempo” , Roberto Perugini of Enel Energia and Marco Consortium of Institutional Affairs of Enel Centro Italia.

Sounds like a great take on promoting geothermal energy. Well done.

Source: La Nazione