Environmental aspects of the geothermal energy utilisation in Poland

Anna Sowiżdżał, Barbara Tomaszewska, Anna Drabik, B. Kaźmierczak, M. Kutyłowska, K. Piekarska, H. Jouhara, J. Danielewicz
2017 E3S Web of Conferences  
Geothermal energy is considered as a strategic and sustainable source of renewable energy that can be effectively managed in several economic sectors. In Poland, despite the abundant potential of such resources, its share in the energy mix of renewable energy sources remains insubstantial. The utilisation of geothermal resources in Poland is related to the hydrogeothermal resources, however, numerous researches related to petrogeothermal energy resources are being performed. The utilisation of
more » ... ach type of energy, including geothermal, has an impact on the natural environment. In case of the effective development of geothermal energy resources, many environmental benefits are pointed out. The primary one is the extraction of clean, green energy that is characterised by the zeroemission rate of pollutants into the atmosphere, what considering the current environmental pollution in many Polish cities remains the extremely important issue. On the other hand, the utilisation of geothermal energy might influence the natural environment negatively. Beginning from the phase of drilling, which strongly interferes with the local landscape or acoustic climate, to the stage of energy exploitation. It should be noted that the efficient and sustainable use of geothermal energy resources is closely linked with the current law regulations at national and European level.
doi:10.1051/e3sconf/20172200164 fatcat:x2iqjwzxzrfobfrjhe6dpzo3uu