This is an interview series, coorganised by Geothermal District Heating and Cooling Cost Action, and CROWDTHERMAL project. The speakers are discussing how to bring clean energy for all European citizens, using geothermal technologies.

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This blogpost is going to be updated every week, bringing new content, interviews and insights via #GeothermalTalks by the experts!

Gauthier Quinonez  

La Palma Research Centre

WP4 РIntegrated Development Schemes 

#GeothermalTalks this week provides a glimpse of the upcoming Core Services. Gauthier Quinonez, La Palma Research Centre is talking about how CROWDTHERMAL is going to support #geothermal energy development, the main services, #GreenDeal, and alternative finance.

Please introduce yourself

What is LPRC’s role in CROWDTHERMAL?

What are your vision and expectations for geothermal energy in the context of CROWDTHERMAL?

Please describe your work package in brief

You are coordinating the development of the CROWDTHERMAL core services. Could you outline the main services that will be developed?

How will the developer of a geothermal project be able to find alternative financing sources? 

How is CROWDTHERMAL supporting the implementation of the European Green Deal?

Ana VranjeŇ°¬†

University of Belgrade 

Geothermal District Heating and Cooling COST action

Next up in¬†in the¬†#GeothermalTalks interview series is¬†Ana VranjeŇ°, from Geothermal DHC. This week she is talking about the integration of #geothermal heating and cooling networks, European policies,¬†stakeholders,¬†public awareness and more‚Ķ. ūüĎĬ†

Please introduce yourself and tell us a little bit about your background Рwhat is your link to geothermal?

What is your role in Geothermal-DHC and what is your interest to participate in this network?

What needs to be done for a better integration of geothermal heating and cooling networks in European policies? How can Geothermal-DHC support the policy dialogue?

Please describe your Working Group in a nutshell

Which question would you like to ask stakeholders from your point of view?

Who are the stakeholders of Geothermal-DHC and how do you plan to interact with them?

What is the status of geothermal energy use and district heating and cooling in your country and what are the main obstacles so far?

Isabel Fernandez 

European Federation of Geologists

Coordinator of CROWDTHERMAL H2020 project

This week at #GeothermalTalks: Isabel Fern√°ndez, coordinator of CROWDTHERMAL project. Isabel is talking about her #geothermal vision and expectations, actions, socio-economic and geological barriers, Green Deal, and more… Stay tuned at our channels. ūüĎÄ

Please introduce yoursel

What is EFG’s role in CROWDTHERMAL?

What are your vision and expectations for geothermal energy in the context of CROWDTHERMAL?

What barriers do you see for investments in geothermal energy for heating and cooling?

What actions are needed over the coming 5-10 years to advance the use of geothermal energy in heating and cooling?

What can be done to make geothermal energy affordable for all households?

Which role does geothermal play for the energy transition and how can it support the EU Green Deal? 

What are the biggest barriers from your point of view to make geothermal affordable for all including low income households? How does Crowdthermal help to provide solutions?

What is your socio-economic vision for the use of geothermal energy in 2030 with regard to current EU policies?

Is communal use in heating and cooling networks a vital option for the future?

Gregor Goetzl

Geological Survey of Austria

Action Chair at Geothermal District Heating and Cooling COST action

First up in the #GeothermalTalks interview series is¬†Gregor G√∂tzl, chair of Geothermal DHC, and this week he is talking about the importance of #geothermalenergy for heating and cooling, opportunities, challenges, #research needs, #energytransition, and more…

Please introduce yourself and tell us a little bit about your background Рwhat is your link to geothermal?

What is your role in Geothermal-DHC and what is your interest to participate in this network?

Why is it important to talk about geothermal energy in heating and cooling networks?

What is your future vision when it comes to geothermal heating and cooling networks?

The traditional use of DH is very different in different European countries. How do you think the socio-cultural barrier can affect the implementation of DH to reach the decarbonization targets of 55% by 2030?

Which role does geothermal play for the energy transition and how can it support the EU Green Deal?

What are the most important opportunities and barriers concerning the integration of geothermal energy in heating and cooling networks- why is further research necessary? (Part 1, 2 and 3)

What is the status of geothermal district heating and cooling in your country and what are the main obstacles so far?

What action is necessary to ensure that geological conditions (e.g. seismic vulnerability) are not a barrier for DHC?

Based on your background and your research activities so far do you think that there is a market for the implementation of geothermal energy?

Who are the beneficiaries of Geothermal-DHC in your opinion?

What is the difference between a COST Action and a project?