Geothermal energy


Near-surface geothermal energy presents important chance

Few communities in the Alpine region make sufficient use of near-surface geothermal energy’s vast potential. Experts and municipal representatives confirmed this fact in Salzburg, Austria on 7 November during the mid-term conference of the EU project GRETA. “The time is ripe to significantly anchor this resource in the energy plans of the municipalities," affirmed Andreas Kress, Greta project manager at the city network Climate Alliance. The objectives of the project as well as mid-term results were presented at the event. By December 2018, GRETA aims to provide instruments and information to facilitate the integration of near-surface geothermal energy into municipal energy plans.

Find out more at
Janina Emge, Climate Alliance, j.emge(at)


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