To reach the European Commission’s 55% emissions reduction target by 2030, the development of deep geothermal energy is needed. Whereas some deep geothermal operations seem well integrated in their territories, others face concerns or oppositions. Together with tackling environmental concerns through appropriate monitoring and mitigation measures, there is a need for improved practices to inform and engage the public. Establishing public participation, sharing information with the public and increasing local benefits are tree fields on which the GEOENVI project formulated some recommendations.
In this event, an expert panel will discuss those recommendations and discuss ways forward for public engagement for deep geothermal, based on good practices on crowdfunding from the CROWDTHERMAL project and giving some academic perspectives on the subject.
The event has been co-organised by the EU-funded GEOENVI and CROWDTHERMAL projects.
Session 1: GEOENVI Recommendations and reactions
Moderated by Pieter Valkering, VITO
Presenting GEOENVI recommendations:
Discussed by panellists:
Session 2: Complementary perspectives on public participation and crowdfunding
Moderated by Fanny Branchu, BRGM
Presenting complementary perspectives:
Questions from the audience
Closing discussion by panellists
16 March 2021
10:00 am -12:00pm (CET)