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Geologist Isle of Rocks

Geologist in geothermal energy (logging and geoscience writing) coupled with 5+ years of experience in designing and performing geologic field work focusing on environmental and geologic resource...

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Despite the challenges of 2020, there was increased interest in the geothermal industry. This included numerous high profile webinars and virtual events, opening of >13 geothermal phds, and successes in the application of numerous technologies.

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Matt Chester on Jan 14, 2021

Great overview, Jason-- happy to see you highlight the following story to come:

United Downs deep geothermal project has signed a purchase agreement for power and heat produced at the plant. This marks the first sale of geothermal energy in the UK.

Do you think this could be the first domino to fall in a more vast geothermal industry in the UK? 

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Jim Stack on Jan 15, 2021

We had a big geo thermal system at Leymone College in Syracuse NY over 30 years ago. It was perfect for that cloudy rainy area with long winters. The system provided 68F in summer for cooling and winter for warmth. It was the perfect choice and is still providing saving each day. It's very good for the environment too. 

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Mark Silverstone on Jan 16, 2021

While horizontal drilling made exploitation of shale gas possible, it is good to see that the technology seems to be getting utilized more to access geothermal energy. 

The world´s greatest users of geothermal energy, i.e. Iceland, has so much and so shallow geothermal resources that advanced technologies aren´t necessary in order to exploit it. But, it is necessary in most other cases, at least in North America. 

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