WWF & AGEA: Australia’s geothermal potential and future
A recent report by the WWF (Worldwide Fund for Nature) and the Australian Geothermal Energy Association (AGEA), highlights key points of the potential that geothermal energy provides for Australia.
In a recent report written jointly by the WWF (Worldwide Fund for Nature) and the Australian Geothermal Energy Association (AGEA), both organizations lay down key points of the potential that geothermal energy provides for Australia.
In the key findings, emissions reductions through geothermal, job creating potential and the need for “targeted support” for geothermal as a base-load, emission free power source for Australia, are highlighted.
“We must reshape our economy and our energy sector if we are serious about tackling climate change. Capable of running 24 hours a day, seven days a week, geothermal power is one of the vital clean energy resources of the future needed to make this transformation. Australia has the potential to become a world leader in this field, providing jobs and expertise now and for decades to come.”, so Greg Bourne, CEO of WWF-Australia.
Susan Jeanes, the Chief Executive of the Australian Geothermal Energy Association states, that “It is well established that Australia has a globally significant geothermal resource relatively close to the Earth’s surface and that we are developing a global leadership position in the technical capability to exploit this resoure.”
Link to the report: “Power to change: Australia’s geothermal future”