Why is it important?

The decarbonisation of large scale heat remains a significant unresolved problem for the UK. Some 44% of the UK’s energy demand is for heating homes and other buildings, which accounts for 37% of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions.

The Committee on Climate Change have stated that only decarbonisation of heat in the UK could deliver the major reduction in emissions needed to meet the 2050 net zero target.

The opportunity for the UK

Domestic solution provides security of supply

360 projects could be delivered in the next 30 years

Delivering 15,000GWhrs / annum by 2050

3.6m tonnes of CO2 savings

According to Durham University

There is enough geothermal energy in the UK to meet the country’s annual heating demand for at least a century.

REA & ARUP Deep Geothermal Energy Report

Economic Decarbonisation Opportunities for the United Kingdom.

What 360 geothermal plants by 2050 means to the UK

Equivalent heating for 2 million homes

Create 10,000 direct green jobs

£1 billion of investment