Geothermal is emission-free energy that is
extracted from the Earth’s natural, stored heat.
It is one of the few energy sources that is
available 24 hours a day, seven days a week
and has the potential to solve Australia’s future
Three types of geothermal energy are under development in Australia:
- Hot Rock (or Enhanced Geothermal Systems / EGS) geothermal energy.
- Hot Sedimentary Aquifer (HSA) geothermal energy
- Direct heat projects
The Australian geothermal industry is growing rapidly with almost 400 geothermal tenements nationwide and around $1.5 billion in work programs underway.
Geoscience Australia estimates that by exploiting just 1% of the geothermal heat resource within the top 5 kms of the Earth’s crust we could provide 26,000 times our annual energy consumption.Learn more about this exciting energy source
Attend the 6th Annual Geothermal Energy Conference to be held on 14 & 15 November 2013 at Queensland Bioscience Precinct, St Lucia, Brisbane.For more information on the conference view here