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Geothermal energy is the nearest we can get to a silver bullet in terms of sustainable, renewable energy

(13 January 2017)

Prof Jon Gluyas of CeREES has been quoted in a BBC 'Future Now' article on geothermal energy in Iceland. The report details Iceland’s Deep Drilling Project (IDDP), which plans to drill the 'hottest borehole ever', currently at a depth of 4090m beneath Iceland's surface.

Commenting on the potential of geothermal energy in the UK, Prof Gluyas said, "“Geothermal energy is the nearest we can get to a silver bullet in terms of sustainable, renewable energy – without the high-level of radioactive waste associated with nuclear fission. In the UK, for example, half of all the energy we use is to heat our homes and offices,” he says. “Even with our modest geothermal potential, we could heat all our houses for a minimum of 100 years and slash CO2 emissions by almost 50%.”

Read the full article here.

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