Iceland Geothermal - COP21

8 December

  • Geothermal direct use

Iceland Geothermal will be hosting an session during the COP21 on “Geothermal Direct Use” organized in cooperation with the Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs and GEORG.

Here is a brief introduction of the session:

„Approximately 50% of energy consumption in the EU comes from space heating and cooling. Heating represents the largest part of this load and by transitioning away from fossil fuels towards renewable resources, such as geothermal, CO2 emissions could be cut significantly. The session will give insight into the potential impact of direct utilization of geothermal energy on energy security, greenhouse gas emissions, improved quality of life, and lower heating costs. The Iceland case and how the country transformed its energy usage from fossil fuels to renewables will be presented as a potential blue print for similar energy transitions throughout Europe. The session will also focus on the role of innovation in such transitions and an example of the Reykjanes Resource Park will highlight how job creation and new business development are integral to efficient use of geothermal resources. The sessions agenda is available here.“

Verkís is one of the Iceland Geothermal Cluster members and has decades of experience on geothermal energy, see more here: Geothermal energy, Geothermal district heating.

About the event.