New Atlas of Geothermal Resources in Europe
The oil crisis in 1973 caused rapidly increasing interest in geothermal energy as one of the eventual substitutes for fossil energy resources. This interest required a solid knowledge of the origin, exploitation and practical use of geothermal energy. European Commission for Research and Development in Brussels has supported this source of energy, however, for the practical realization was necessary a large amount of fundamental data. The last research work is presented with the new Atlas of Geothermal Resources in Europe with Slovenia included as well. Slovenia is therefore presented with description of geothermal resources in the two most promised areas besides the temperature maps in different depths, and descriptions of geological, hydrological and physical characteristics of rocks. These areas are the southwestern part of the Pannonian basin in northeastern Slovenia and the Krško basin in the eastern part.