EGEC: Estimates for geothermal energy growth in Italy 2016-2030
The Italian Geothermal Union has released a study providing "Estimates of geothermal energy growth in Italy 2016-2030, with projections to 2050", which have been translated and shared by the European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC).
An article by the European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC), reports on the recent publication on a study on “Estimates of geothermal energy growth in Italy 2016-2030, with projections to 2050” by the Italian Geothermal Union (UGI) This is one of the most complete and updated work currently available on the topic of the likely contribution of the heat from the Earth to Italian energy demand.
EGEC has shared complete articles [translated in English] regarding the UGI report on the contribution of geothermal energy in the Italian energy mix and its role in climate change mitigation. As far as geothermal energy development in Italy is concerned, it is noteworthy to mention the state of the EU-funded DESCRAMBLE project, aiming at developing new drilling technologies and concepts for geothermal energy exploitation from deep and super-critical geothermal resources in continental Europe. Such project can prove fundamental for research and development in Tuscany, the birthplace of geothermal in the world.
Sources [in Italian]:
- Potenzialità e prospettive di sviluppo per la geotermia in Italia
- Geotermia, Sviluppo, Italia: Quali impegni (per quali benefici) dallo sviluppo della geotermia in Italia
- A che punto è il progetto Descramble, dove passa il futuro della geotermia
Note: This article was updated with the original sources May 23, 2018.