The government’s plan to encourage geothermal energy

The government’s plan to encourage geothermal energy

“Geothermal energy creates jobs, with significant potential for producing heat and cold,” said Agnès Pannier-Runacher, Minister for Ecological Transition. Sébastien SORIANO/Le Figaro

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Faced with soaring energy bills, the solution may be under our feet. The government wants to encourage the development of geothermal energy in residential and tertiary buildings and for local authority heating networks. Today, geothermal energy – which uses heat or cold from the ground and groundwater – represents only 1% of national heat consumption.

On February 2, the government presented a national action plan aimed atto make France a leader in geothermal energy in Europe, both in terms of renewable energy production and industrial sector“, emphasizes Agnès Pannier-Runacher, Minister of Energy Transition.

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This involves both strengthening the country’s energy sovereignty by providing a local solution par excellence, and accelerating the march towards the country’s carbon neutrality. The government’s action plan has six main axes. They are based on technical themes – such as…

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