The next lecture in the RDS Energy Lecture series is on the topic of geothermal energy; a renewable and sustainable energy source generated from the heat in the earth’s core. It is harnessed by extracting hot water and/or steam through boreholes from deep underground and using it to generate heat and electricity. Although already widely used around the world in countries such as Germany, the US, Iceland, Italy and France, to date no deep geothermal projects have been completed in Ireland. Geothermal can help reduce Ireland’s reliance on fossil fuels such as oil, coal and gas and substantially reduce our carbon emissions.
The Society is delighted to welcome Mr Padraig Hanly, Managing Director of GT Energy to the RDS to update those in attendance about the potential of geothermal energy in Ireland and the ongoing developments in the industry. GT Energy is a leading Irish company that specialises in the harnessing of deep geothermal energy for the production of renewable heat and electricity internationally
Date: Thursday February 17, 2011
Venue: Minerva Suite Opening Hours: 7.00pm
Admission: Free of charge and open to all. Advance booking is essential.
Organiser’s Contact Details: Farrelly, Paul Industry and Commerce RDS Foundation Department Ballsbridge Dublin 4
Tel: +353 (0) 1 240 7215
Fax: +353 (0) 1 660 4014