News Digest Item
14 May 2018

German coal state Brandenburg leads in use of geothermal energy

Märkische Allgemeine

No other state in Germany makes greater use of geothermal energy than the eastern state of Brandenburg, the Märkische Allgemeine reports. The coal mining state that surrounds the German capital of Berlin has the largest installed capacity of heat pumps, and was ranked first in the geothermal energy league, which evaluates German states according to their use of this energy source. Brandenburg’s energy minister Albrecht Gerber said that “geothermal energy is the Energiewende’s reserve tank,” and that its potential for reducing emissions in the heating sector must be better exploited.

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