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Geothermal Energy – the Global Opportunity

Adams, Charlotte; Auld, Alison; Gluyas, Jon; Hogg, Simon Ian

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Charlotte Adams

Alison Auld


Exploitation of geothermal energy offers a consistent and secure low carbon energy supply. Geothermal energy resources are associated with a variety of geological settings, are available at temperatures ranging from a few tens of degrees to several hundred degrees and may be used for the provision of heat, power or both. Their exploration, assessment and exploitation draw from a wide range of techniques. Improvements in deep drilling and energy conversion technologies mean that many countries could develop geothermal energy systems. There are both economic and technical risks and challenges associated with geothermal energy exploitation; however, the potential for geothermal resources to provide low carbon and continuous power, heat or both means that they have the potential to be an increasingly important part of the energy mix for many areas of the globe.


Adams, C., Auld, A., Gluyas, J., & Hogg, S. I. (2015). Geothermal Energy – the Global Opportunity. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part A: Journal of Power and Energy, 229(7), 747-754.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date May 8, 2015
Online Publication Date Jun 22, 2015
Publication Date Nov 1, 2015
Deposit Date Oct 9, 2015
Publicly Available Date Apr 18, 2016
Journal Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part A: Journal of Power and Energy
Print ISSN 0957-6509
Electronic ISSN 2041-2967
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 229
Issue 7
Pages 747-754
Keywords Geothermal, Energy, Heat, Power, Low, High, Enthalpy.


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Copyright Statement
Adams, Charlotte and Auld, Alison and Gluyas, Jon and Hogg, Simon Ian (2015) 'Geothermal energy – the global opportunity.', Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part A : journal of power and energy., 229 (7). pp. 747-754. Copyright © IMechE 2015. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.

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