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Public engagement on geothermal energy – a fantastic approach in form of a comic book

Snapshot of two pages of the comic book on EGS (source: Geo-Energie Suisse)
Alexander Richter 10 Dec 2018

What a great approach to engage on geothermal energy and inform the public. In this comic book, Swiss company Geo-Energie Suisse addresses local concerns on development of an EGS geothermal project.

Promoting geothermal energy is challenging enough and finding creative approaches is always fantastic. Dealing with opposition to Engineered Geothermal Systems (EGS) and finding a way to graphically address this is a whole different animal. So what surprise stumbling across an approach to address this in form of a comic book, which I stumbled across in a tweet by David McNamara. Thanks for sharing.

The comic was created by Geo-Energie Suisse AG in 2014 under the title “Pilotprojekt – Hot Dry Rock”.

I congratulate the company on this great comic … now we need to figure out a way to translate and share it widely.