A multi-author, multi-organisation research
paper, English et al. 2023, on the potential for deep geothermal energy on the island of Ireland was published recently. Including data from Geological Survey Ireland, the paper
provides an overview of geothermal energy, including a discussion on the
key geological controls on heat distribution in the subsurface. It also looks at the
different types of geothermal resources and their potential uses. The potential of
decarbonising the heat sector using geothermal energy is also explored in this publication.
completed by a collaboration of Geological
Survey Ireland, Sustainable
GeoEnergy Group, University College Dublin, Stellar
Geoscience Limited, SFI
Research Centre for Applied Geosciences (iCRAG), Completions
Geoscience Consulting and Geological
Survey of Northern Ireland. The paper can be accessed here.