The Journal Opinion: Geothermal energy could be the way forward

The Journal's opinion column for Tuesday, October 14, where we look at geothermal energy as a solution to power cut concerns

Rotary driller in action for geothermal heating
Rotary driller in action for geothermal heating

It’s good to see the North East was well represented at a conference on geothermal energy in London yesterday.

We live in an age where we are desperate to source energy – yet opposed to many means of producing it. Fracking, wind power, nuclear power and imports all have their place – but all have their counter-arguments too. In the meantime, there are growing concerns about power cuts.

Dr Charlotte Adams, from Durham, research manager for the BritGeothermal Partnership, says this is a source of energy that is “carbon neutral, home-sourced, sustainable and reliable.”

That ticks a lot of boxes. Maybe it is time that the Government started taking a little more notice of what is going on in the North’s boreholes and getting behind geothermal.


David Whetstone
Culture Editor
Graeme Whitfield
Business Editor
Mark Douglas
Newcastle United Editor
Stuart Rayner
Sports Writer