This report gives guidance to project developers and financial institutions on to how to estimate emissions, ex ante, from geothermal power projects, especially those being considered for financing by The World Bank and other multilateral development banks, or even the private sector.
Recommendations are made towards closing identified knowledge gaps relating to effects of production on GHG emissions over time. More importantly, the report offers insights on how concessional financing for investments in gas capture and treatment can be considered where GHG emissions from geothermal exceeds the national grid emission factor.
Fridriksson, Thráinn; Mateos, Almudena; Audinet, Pierre; Orucu, Yasemin. 2016. Greenhouse Gases from Geothermal Power Production. Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) Technical Report 09/16.World Bank, Washington, DC. © World Bank. License: CC BY 3.0 IGO. https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/24691