GEOTHERMAL FOR DECARBONISED HEAT
Heating contributes over one third of the UK’s carbon emissions and much of this stems from space heating and industrial processes.
If individual heat users want to reduce their carbon footprint, and if we are to meet national targets for carbon emissions, we have to move away from fossil fuels towards more sustainable energy options.
Geothermal energy is one – perhaps the best – option, but its take-up has been slow because it is unfamiliar technology to most people and the UK is not traditionally regarded as a geothermal country.
The ground represents a virtually limitless store of energy that can be harnessed for a wide range of applications using tried and tested methods, and there are useful, usable resources almost everywhere.
Estimated UK emissions attributable to heat, 2016.
There is a wide range of geothermal technology potentially available in the UK; ground source heat pumps, open loop systems, closed loop systems, coaxial single well systems, doublets, minewater applications, heat and power technology. GeoScience Ltd has experience and expertise in all of them.
Benefits of geothermal