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Interview: Dr. Marit Brommer, Executive Director of the Int’l Geothermal Association (IGA)

Dr. Marit Brommer at a Cop23 Side Event, Bonn/ Germany 2017 (source: IGA)
Alexander Richter 10 Apr 2018

In conjunction with an upcoming Geothermal Cross Over Technologies Workshop by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) and the International Geothermal Association (IGA), an interview was published with Dr. Marit Brommer, Executive Director of IGA.

In an interview recently given on the blog of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists  (AAPG), Dr. Marit Brommer, Executive Director of the International Geothermal Association (IGA) provides an insight into how she ended up in geothermal energy.

The interview was published in conjunction with an upcoming workshop on “Geothermal Cross Over Technologies” April 17-18, 2018 in Utrecht/ Netherlands.

How did you become interested in geothermal energy?

I am a geologist by training and have built my technical career in the Oil/Gas Industry. Over the past years I became very interested in the global energy transition and the world’s perspectives on moving away from fossil fuels and embracing renewables. However I became equally intrigued by the marginal role Geothermal Energy is still playing in the energy transition. After all I am an Earth Scientist 😉

Although many countries worldwide are adopting geothermal energy as a potential renewable energy source, and influential people as Bill Gates specifically mention geothermal power and refer to geothermal as…the phenomenal amount of energy stored up as heat under the Earth’s surface and earmark it as an investment opportunity, we still see that there is a lot of work to do to create that visibility for geothermal at the world energy scene.

What is your organization?

We are the International Geothermal Association – a global geothermal organization uniting the geothermal sector around the globe. The IGA is an Association of Associations meaning it has an umbrella function towards its affiliated national associations.

.. for the full interview, see the blog of AAPG, link below.

Source: AAPG