Geothermal energy in small countries - laying the foundations for innovative development

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Title: Geothermal energy in small countries - laying the foundations for innovative development
Authors: Hemmingway, Phil
Long, Michael (Michael M.)
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Date: 4-Sep-2011
Online since: 2012-06-21T15:10:09Z
Abstract: Creation of an environment in which shallow geothermal energy can thrive will require a coherent approach and a high level of collaboration with professionals from countries that have developed technical expertise in the area. Implementation of regulations, standards and guidelines adapted from best practice in countries such as Switzerland, Germany and Sweden, in addition to understanding the mistakes and successes made by these countries, with respect to the development of their geothermal industries, will help small countries such as Ireland to develop a well-regulated market for the technology. This paper outlines and addresses some of the technical, regulatory and certification issues faced particularly by small countries in their efforts to develop a shallow geothermal energy industry, provides examples of best practice with regard to development in countries with established geothermal energy industries and presents proposed solutions to these issues / barriers using the existing situation in Ireland by way of example.
Funding Details: Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology
Type of material: Conference Publication
Publisher: World Federation of Engineering Organizations
Copyright (published version): 2011 the authors
Keywords: GeothermalRenewable energyEnergy foundationEnergy pilleGround source
Subject LCSH: Geothermal resources
Geothermal engineering
Renewable energy sources
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Conference Details: Fourth World Engineers Convention: Engineers Power the World – Facing the Global Energy Challenge, Geneva, Switzerland, 4-9 September 2011
Appears in Collections:Urban Institute Ireland Research Collection
Biosystems and Food Engineering Research Collection
Civil Engineering Research Collection

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