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15 Jun 2018

Geothermal energy could supply 17 percent of Germany’s heating by 2050 – research institute

ThinkGeoEnergy / Leibniz Institute for Applied Geophysics

Germany could exploit its significant geothermal potential to meet one-sixth of its heating needs by 2050, writes Alexander Richter in ThinkGeoEnergy. Developing a scenario in which Germany uses renewable energies to satisfy 60 percent of its heating requirements by mid-century, researchers at the Leibniz Institute for Applied Geophysics found that both northern and southern German regions possess significant geothermal potential. Failing to take advantage of the potential offered by geothermal energy would be bad for both the environment and the economy, Richter writes.

Find the article in English here and the position paper from the Leibniz Institute here.

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