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Sustainable Business Covered podcast: Geothermal waterparks and rubbish cafes

Episode 42 of the Sustainable Business Covered podcast sees edie travel to France to explore how geothermal energy is being used to heat a waterpark attraction at a Disney-owned resort, before visiting a café where food can be exchanged for waste plastics.

The Aqualagon is heated to 30C all year round through geothermal energy

Sustainability 'imagineered': The Disney-led resort powered by geothermal energy

edie's senior reporter Matt Mace travels to the outskirts of Paris to uncover how Villages Nature Paris tapped into geothermal energy to deliver on a holistic 10-step sustainability framework.

If successful, construction will begin in 2020, and could be expanded to cover up to 1,000 local homes

Welsh coal mine set for geothermal transformation following £9.4m fund

A council in Wales has been awarded £6.5m in European Union (EU) funds to explore how water from an underground mine can be used as a geothermal energy source to heat nearby homes.

The geothermal project was recently awarded a £10.6m grant from the European Regional Development Fund and £2.4m of public funding from Cornwall County Council

Investors reach early milestone for UK's first commercial geothermal power plant

A bond that encourages investors to back the first commercial geothermal electricity power station in the UK has raised more than £1m in the 48 hours since it was launched.

The RHI consultation had attracted criticism for proposing to slash tariffs for biomass heat by 45%, which was projected by the Government to lead to a 98% drop in installations

Solar thermal remains part of renewable heat reforms

The Government has today (14 December) set out new proposals for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). All four currently-supported technologies will remain part of the scheme.

The new Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre could be the site of the geothermal well which would increase Scotland's progress on renewable heat

Could geothermal energy solve Scotland's renewable heat dilemma?

Plans to drill a deep geothermal well beneath the city of Aberdeen could deliver heating to thousands of nearby homes and an exhibition centre as Scotland looks to accelerate progress towards its goal of 11% non-electrical heat demand coming from renewable sources by 2020.

Energy would be generated by pumping heated water up from granite hot rocks three miles underground through 25cm-wide bore holes

Eden Project bids to power homes and 'biomes' with geothermal power

A tropical fish farm, medical facility and computer servers could be powered by "hot rocks" underneath the Eden project if plans to create one of the UK's only geothermal plants get underway.

Pacific islands such as Fiji could provide 100% of their energy from renewable sources

IRENA: Pacific islands should embrace natural renewables resources

Small island nations can secure substantial economic benefits by developing renewable energy sources, according to a series of new reports.

A geothermal power station in New Zealand

DECC urged to follow Scotland's lead on geothermal exploration

The renewables industry has urged the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) to investigate the potential of geothermal energy, after the Scottish Government green-lit five feasibility studies north of the border.

Scotlands plans to have 40,000 homes connected to district heating by 2020

Scotland plots path to low-carbon heat

The Scottish Government has released a new policy roadmap, setting out its approach to decarbonising the heat system.


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