In the MoU, the IGA will work towards providing technology-specific rules of application (‘specifications’) for the application of the United Nations Framework for Fossil Energy and Mineral Reserves and Resources.
Over 60 high-level Icelandic and EU representatives from geothermal industry, academia and finance met to discuss barriers to the growth of geothermal energy and, in particular, geothermal district heating in Europe.
Renewable energy organizations are calling on the policy makers in the European Union to show more ambition for renewables in the future EU climate and energy policy and in the action plan to tackle the energy crisis.
Denmark celebrates 30 years of geothermal heating. On September 19, 1984, the geothermal district heating plant in Thisted Denmark was commissioned. Today it is the third cheapest of 400 district heating systems and still operating.
The WSJ cites a report from Energy Points where all mainstream energy generation methods are compared and evaluated according to several factors. Geothermal comes second to wind power regarding energy efficiency.
This geothermal district project aims at warming up the heritage area in Auckland Castle in the UK, making it the first historic building of its kind in the UK to use this environmentally friendly energy.