Geothermal Power: Carbon Emissions

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 26 October 2021.

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Photo of Owen Thompson Owen Thompson SNP Chief Whip

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what targets exist for the delivery of geothermal heat projects in order to help meet the UK's net zero emissions target.

Photo of Greg Hands Greg Hands The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

The Government supports the development of geothermal projects provided it can be done at an acceptable cost to consumers. The most promising use of geothermal energy in the UK is for heat applications such as in district heating network schemes. The Government is supporting the development of low carbon heat networks and thereby building the UK’s capability to harness heat from sources such as geothermal energy. Electricity generated from geothermal heat is able to be included in the Contracts for Difference scheme.

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