A new white paper setting out the case for accelerating the development and deployment of deep geothermal energy projects across the UK has today been published.
Funded by the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero and partners, ‘A deep geothermal energy white paper: The case for deep geothermal energy – unlocking investment at scale in the UK’ explores:
• The potential of deep geothermal energy projects in the UK
• The opportunities and economic/social benefits for deep geothermal projects
• The current challenges and constraints to geothermal developments in the UK (including costs and risks, awareness, government support and investment).
• Recommendations for building a UK deep geothermal sector
St Austell and Newquay’s Member of Parliament Steve Double, has championed the use of deep geothermal energy both in Cornwall and nationally. He said:
“I warmly welcome the publication and launch of the UK Deep Geothermal White Paper today.”
“Geothermal has already been identified as a key opportunity in Powering Up Britain - the Government's plans for net zero energy development.”
“Cornwall is widely recognised as one of the best places in the UK to exploit deep geothermal electricity generation, with the potential to enable local homes and businesses to be powered through decarbonised heat.”
“While today’s launch has a specific focus on the North East, I am also pleased to hear our very own Gus Grand from the Eden Geothermal Project will be joining the event to speak about our experience in mid-Cornwall so far and sharing her expertise.”
“I recently had the pleasure of attending the official switch on at Eden Geothermal Project, which marked a huge moment for Cornwall, following years of hard work by Gus and her team to bring clean and sustainable energy to the Duchy.”
“I look forward to working with Ministers to ensure the continued growth of the industry.”