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Report on environmental mitigation measures for geothermal development

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Alexander Richter 22 Dec 2019

The EU-funded GeoEnvi project, coordinated by EGEC, has released a report on (environmental) mitigation measures for geothermal development.

The EU-funded GEOENVI project has the objective to make sure that deep geothermal energy can play its role in Europe’s future energy supply in an increasingly sustainable way and to create a robust strategy to answer environmental concerns. It will engage with all geothermal stakeholders to ensure the exchange of best practices, the test of harmonized methods in selected areas and then, to facilitate its replication across Europe. The project is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and coordinated by EGEC.

The project has now released a report on Mitigation Measures for geothermal development.

The report focuses on the monitoring and mitigation measures that are adopted, or have been tested and are under development, to reduce the probability of adverse effects and circumvent their consequences to the environment determined by the human activities during a geothermal project development. The impacts and risks related to health and safety of those working in geothermal facilities are not included in this analysis, since they are strictly regulated and prescribed by the health and safety management programs of geothermal projects.

Report on mitigation measures (pdf)

Source: GeoEnvi