BRGM and geothermal energy: helping to mitigate climate change

BRGM: the French Geological Survey, has been among the pioneers in geothermal energy for almost 50 years, and its work continues to bear fruit today.
19 September 2016
Cover of the press kit

Cover of the press kit.


A pioneer having participated in the first district heating networks in Ile-de-France, where geothermal energy has enjoyed renewed interest over the past ten years. A pioneer in developing geothermal power generation in Guadeloupe and in leading the exploration to take advantage of the Caribbean's volcanic environment. A pioneer too in Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) technology, enabling deep geothermal energy to be considered regardless of the geological context. The adventure started in Soultz-sous-Forêts and is now continuing, notably for an industrial project just 10 km away.

1 million tonnes of CO2 saved in France every year

Renewable, available 24 hours a day and applicable anywhere across the territory, geothermal energy is a basic energy contributing to energy transition and climate change mitigation. France saves 1 million tons of CO2 every year thanks to this local and clean energy.

BRGM and geothermal energy