The GRETA project (Near-surface geothermal Resources in the Territory of the Alpine Space) set as a goal the improvement of sustainable utilization of near-surface geothermal resources in order to achieve substantial CO2 emissions reductions.

GRETA will:

  • Promote the development of near-surface geothermal energy as decisional helping tool for the integration of geothermal resources among political planning tools like strategic energy plans, and for it to be employed by both private and public actors.
  • Create directives to support the harmonization of laws, permits and operational criteria for the utilization of near-surface geothermal resources in the Alpine space. Directives contain pieces of advice for the integration of near-surface geothermal energy among political planning instruments

“The project GRETA will show different possibilities of geothermic employment and will promote the efficient installation and functioning of near-surface geothermal plants in the Alps. We are looking forward to achieving this objective in strict collaboration with the observers and the stakeholders.” Affirms Dr. Kai Zosseder (TU Munich), coordinator of GRETA.

Climate Alliance is responsible for the circulation of the project’s results to the authorities and aims at the integration of geothermal science among political planning tools. The project area involves Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Switzerland and Slovenia.

GRETA is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund through the Interreg Alpine Space Programme 2014-2020.