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16/10/2013  We are proud to have SEAI as the main sponsor of the 3rd GAI conference taking place next month. See Events page and conference page for more details.

21/6/13 Strategic Research Priorities for Geothermal Technology (heating & cooling) and Geothermal Electricity online! (via
The Renewable Heating and Cooling Platform’s Geothermal Technology Panel has published the Strategic Research Priorities for Geothermal Technology (heating & cooling) and the Strategic Research Priorities for the Geothermal Electricity (TP Geoelec).

31/5/2013  Brecan Mooney 2013 Non-Domestic Installation of the Year Competition – competition now closed
We are currently evaluating entries… winners will be announced at the November Conference!

31/5/2013 UK RHI GSHP rates to double (via
DECC announced an Early Tariff Review of Commercial RHI rates on 31 May 2013 – following intensive lobbying by the GSHPA over the 18 months since the Commercial RHI started in November 2011. DECC now proposes a dramatic increase in RHI rates for GSHPs to respond to a take up of less than 1% of the number of installations DECC had originally anticipated. See RHI – Commercial.

14/5/2013 REGEOCITIES: Presentations from past national validation workshops are now available (via
The Irish workshop took place in Dublin in April. See the REGEOCITIES pages for more information and to download the Irish results.

08/02/2013: GAI AGM preceded by site visit to UCD thermal characterisation equipment and IRETHERM update lecture. UCD, Belfield Campus, Dublin 4.

17/11/2012: Geothermal Association of Ireland fieldtrip
Visit to GMIT instrumented ground source heat research installation.

05/11/2012: Geothermal Association of Ireland Lecture, Geological Survey of Ireland
Deep geothermal energy potential of the sedimentary basins of NE Ireland
Derek Reay, Geological Survey of Northern Ireland

01/05/2012: Joint Geothermal Association of Ireland/International Association of Hydrogeologists (Irish Group) Lecture, Geological Survey of Ireland
Deep geothermal drilling in a city centre: the Newcastle Science Central Borehole
Paul Younger, Newcastle Institute for Research on Sustainability, Newcastle, UK

02/03/2012: GAI AGM held at the Geological Survey of Ireland, Dublin 4.
The AGM was followed with short presentations given on:
– Tellus Border and applications for geothermal energy. Mairead Glennon, GSI.
– The Shallow Geothermal Resource Project. Monica Lee, GSI.
– IRETHERM, Mark Muller, DIAS.
15/10/2011: Eurotech Renewables Ltd wins the Inaugural Brecan Mooney Award for Geothermal Installation of the Year 2011. Refer to Awards page.

Eurotech Goes Green Winning Walk

17/08/2011: Photos from IKEA Field Trip and AGM of 15 June 2011

16/06/2011:  Geothermal Association Conference 2011 Presentations

10/05/2011: GAI Conference “Geothermal Energy Progress and developments in Ireland and Internationally”, Kilkenny