Creating a sustainable energy future

Geothermal

Geothermal has been a consistent – and expanding – source of energy in recent years.  Clean and reliable?  Or causing earthquakes and gas emissions?

Pros and cons

  • Low carbon footprint
  • Predictable / reliable
  • Huge potential
  • No fuel required
  • Location restricted
  • Some environmental impacts
  • Sustainability
  • High costs
UK Parliament

Potential for geothermal energy resources in the UK

7 months ago
In the UK, there is a resource of geothermal energy at shallow depths which can be exploited with ground source heat pumps (GSHPs).
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National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Geothermal Energy Basics

7 months ago
With a temperature of nearly 11,000°F, the Earth's core is hotter than the surface of the sun and humans have found a way to safely harness a small portion of that heat energy to generate power. It's called geothermal energy.
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British Geological Survey

Geothermal energy

7 months ago
The term ‘geothermal energy’ refers to any heat derived from the ground, from depths of a few metres to multiple kilometres beneath the Earth’s surface.
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GreenMatch

Is the UK harnessing its geothermal energy resources?

7 months ago
Geothermal has the potential to heat millions of homes in the UK. Despite that, this source of energy is too little used.
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Geothermal Boost

UK’s geothermal sector gets a boost

7 months ago
Energy firm Ecotricity has signed a ten-year deal for electricity which will be produced by a British geothermal power plant, representing another step forward for the country’s fledgling industry. 
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Geothermal Lido

UK's 'first geothermal lido' opens in Cornwall

7 months ago
The UK's first lido to be heated by geothermal energy has opened.  The Jubilee Pool in Penzance, Cornwall uses underground heat to keep the sea water pool at 35°C.  Engineers behind the project said while the pool is the first lido in the UK to be geothermally heated, "the Romans beat us to it by 2000 years in Bath".
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