In order to overcome these problems, but also to expand the use of geothermal energy and increase the use of the heat of the Earth, both for electricity and direct uses, a new model of governance respecting territories and improving sustainable development is necessary. This new model can be called Geothermal Energy 2.0 and its goal is very clear: it should be found a synthesis among purposes, expectations and contrasts inside the communities, towards sustainable development, respecting the vocation of territories and communities and supporting private businesses. The way to achieve these objectives should give great attention to citizens: Regional Authorities should listen to local communities, involving municipalities in decision making processes and collecting positive remarks from people.
European Regions have created the S3 EUGEOREG Partnership to join their efforts in improving thecompetitiveness and innovative potential of the geothermal energy sector by addressing technological, socialand environmental constraints. Partner Regions are all engaged in projects and investments in geothermal energy technologies.