The National Sustainability Summit: Securing Irelands Future

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Sustainability Summit 2015

3rd November, Aviva Stadium, Dublin


Geothermal Energy Lecture by Special Guest Dr Burkhard Sanner at UCC Glucksman Art Gallery

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Glucksman Art Gallery Visit 150918

Dr Burkhard Sanner will be the special guest lecturer on Firday 18th September. Please refer to attached flier for details.

The Geological Survey of Ireland publishes the Home-Owner’s Guide to Geothermal Heating

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The GSI published a guide for those considering the use of geothermal energy for heating their homes on 26th March 2015. The home-owner’s guide and accompanying documents relating to the project can be found on the GSI website at the following link:

GSI Home-Owner’s Guide to Geothermal Heating Systems


Geothermal Energy in Ireland’s Renewable Energy Mix – SEAI Energy Show at the RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin on Thursday 26th of March from 11am to 1pm

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Geothermal energy and ground source heat has the potential to make a significant contribution to Ireland’s 2020 renewable energy targets through heating and cooling applications. Speakers will present the latest developments in mapping ground source and deep geothermal resources in Ireland, demonstrating how these can form an integral part of energy planning while addressing the challenges of decarbonising the heating and cooling sector. This session will launch a set of ground source collector suitability maps and a homeowner manual, as well as providing information on the completion of geothermal collectors.  The workshop is aimed at a wide range of stakeholders including private sector, local authorities, policy makers and members of the public  who wish to better understand more about geothermal energy and ground source heat pump applications. The speakers are:

  1. A Guide to Shallow Geothermal Energy Resources in Ireland –  Taly Hunter Williams (Geological Survey of Ireland)
  2. Geothermal and Ground Source Collectors – Drilling Best Practice – Nicholas Wall (Walls Well Drilling)
  3. Deep Geothermal Energy in Ireland – Results from the IRETHERM Project – Sarah Blake (Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies)
  4. Geothermal Energy and The Green Paper on Energy Policy in Ireland  – Nick O’Neill (SLR Consulting)
  5. Energy Planning and Geothermal resources – Examples and Tools from around Europe – Ric Pasquali (GeoServ)

Register for the Energy Show now and mark your calendar for this slot by also registering through the ‘Free Workshops’ link.


Conference “How Will Energy Change The Future Landscape” Queen’s University, Belfast, 20 May 2015

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How will Energy change the Future Landscape” aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers, postgraduate students and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of Energy.

Call for Abstracts: Submission by email to : || Deadline: 24 April 2015

Online Registration:

Academic registration: £100

Student registration: £50

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IGA Newsletter April 2014

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Herewith the link to the new issue of the IGA Newsletter April – June 2014. To download it from the IGA website, please follow this link:

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Draft Home-owner Manual available for Public Consultation – Closing 30th April 2014

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Draft Geothermal Manual now avaialble for comment in consultation period – closing Wednesday 30th April, read on…. Read the rest of this entry »

Annual General Meeting on 24th March 2014 at Ballyroan Library, Templeogue, Dublin

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The GAI AGM will take place on Monday 24th March at 4 pm at Ballyroan Library, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14. This will be preceded by a site visit to the geothermal system at the library, which will start at 3 pm. Please see the flyer for more details.

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Geothermal Energy Workshop at the Energy Show 13th March – Free!

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Ric Pasquauli and John Burgess of the Geothermal Association of Ireland will share the platform with the Heat Pump Association of Ireland (represented by Peter Mulvihill and Paul O’Donnell) to showcase exemplary practice in the application of both air and ground source heat pumps in the provision of heating.

Time: 10am – 12pm, Thursday 13th March

Location: Dodder Suite D, RDS through the SEAI Energy Show

Registration – Free – but please register before event starts.

The workshop will look at the latest Advances in Heat Pump technology and the market in Ireland. It will have a special focus on Geothermal energy applications in Ireland.

Geothermal Applications in Ireland – John Burgess, Chairperson of the Geothermal Association of Ireland

Developing a Framework for the Sustainable Development of Shallow Geothermal Resources – Ric Pasquali, GeoServ



News Archive

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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). Read the rest of this entry »