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UK urged to support studies on potential for geothermal

Southampton Geothermal District Heating Plant, UK (source: dekb.co.uk)
Francisco Rojas 18 Jun 2015

The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) of the UK is being urged to follow suit to the Scottish pledge.

Following earlier news from Scotland, vowing to invest in geothermal exploration and feasibility studies, Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) of the UK is being urged to follow suit to the Scottish.

According to Edie Net, “Renewable Energy Association (REA) head of external affairs James Court said: “Geothermal technology offers large-scale renewable heat, and will make the most of the Scotland’s abundant sub-surface assets.  This ambition and far-sightedness on the part of the Scottish Government is therefore very much welcome. “Our research estimates that with the right policy framework and support in place, deep geothermal could produce up to 100GW of renewable heat – as much as the United Kingdom’s annual heat demand.  We are therefore hopeful that the ambition for geothermal being demonstrated in Scotland is replicated in DECC.”

These are bold claims that showcase the latent potential for geothermal heat and power development in the UK.

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Source: EDIE