UK joins International Energy Agency’s Geothermal Implementing Agreement

Pernzance, Cornwall, UK (source: flickr/ The Brit_2, creative commons)
Alexander Richter 29 Sep 2011

Joining geothermal countries like New Zealand, Iceland and the U.S., the UK became a member of the International Energy Agency's Geothermal Implementing Agreement (GIA) as part of geothermal meetings in London/ UK on September 28, 2011.

Reported yesterday, “the UK formally joined the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Geothermal Implementing Agreement on September 28, 2011, vowing to work with international partners to share best practices for accelerating the roll out of the renewable energy technology.

Announcing the move, Climate Minister Greg Barker said that the UK’s membership of the group would help accelerate the development of a geothermal sector that has great potential for creating jobs and cutting carbon emissions.

A spokeswoman for the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) said that the UK would now be able to better draw on the expertise and experience gained by some of the leaders in the development of geothermal energy, such as Iceland, New Zealand and the US.

“This is an essential partnership in bringing down costs, understanding barriers, minimising risk and delivering successful renewable energy schemes to power and heat our countries,” she said.

For the full article on UK joining the GIA see link below.

Source: Business Green