- The REA welcomes PM-commissioned geothermal report;
- The report shows that geothermal energy can deliver jobs, investment and clean cheap energy to the parts of the UK that need it the most;
- Government must deliver a comprehensive geothermal strategy, including policy support to help the industry get off the ground.
The REA (Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology) has welcomed the publication of Dr Kieran Mullan MP’s report for Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on the potential of deep geothermal in the UK.
Titled ‘Dig Deep: Opportunities to Level Up through Deep Geothermal Heat & Energy on the way to Net Zero,’ the report demonstrates that geothermal energy can deliver jobs, investment and clean cheap energy to the parts of the UK that need it the most. Importantly, there is significant overlap between areas in need of levelling up and investment, and the best geothermal locations.
Furthermore, the REA has been cited under the thanks and references of the report, particularly in reference to our very own report with ARUP titled ‘Deep Geothermal Energy: Economic Decarbonisation Opportunities for the United Kingdom.’
Frank Gordon, Director of Policy at the REA (Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology) said:
“We would like to thank Kieran Mullan MP for publishing this report and being a friend to the Geothermal industry.
“Deep geothermal heat and power is an established renewable energy technology in Europe, and the UK holds significant potential for developing deep geothermal heat, particularly in rural and levelling up areas.
“Government now needs to deliver a comprehensive geothermal strategy without delay, including policy support to help the industry get off the ground. Meeting the Government’s Net Zero ambitions requires a complete range of renewable and clean technologies to all play their part, and geothermal should not be left behind.
“Moving forward, the REA continues to urge all political parties to recognise the deep geothermal potential of the UK.”