Leading news: California Bill Faces Final Hurdles; GEA Welcomes New Members

This post brings you the week’s “Top news for geothermal development and GEA members,” including the latest on California’s S.B. 1139, updates on GEA members, and deadlines coming up for major geothermal events in Portland, Oregon.

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International roundup: Geothermal in Illinois, Rwanda, Tanzania, Indonesia, Iceland, and more

“Weekly news roundup for international geothermal markets”

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Geothermal photos via Twitter users @helenC_P and @mcnamadd

This week’s international roundup brings you headlines from California, Illinois, Washington, Rwanda, Tanzania, Indonesia, The Philippines, and Iceland.

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Leading news: Industry Growth Ahead, from California to Africa

This post brings you the week’s “Top news for geothermal development and GEA members,” including news from the U.S.-East Africa Geothermal Partnership and GEA membership updates.

First, the graph below comes from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of Energy Projects Energy Infrastructure Update for July 2014. Comparing the cumulative new generation from January to July 2014 (middle column) to the same time period last year, (right-hand column), it appears the geothermal industry is ahead of last year’s performance in terms of new generation. Ken Bossong, Executive Director of the SUN DAY Campaign, noted that renewable sources together accounted for more than half (53.8%) of the 4,758 MW of new U.S. electrical capacity that has come on line this year. “This is not the first time in recent years that all new electrical generating capacity for a given month has come from renewable energy sources,” Bossong said in a statement, “And it is likely to become an ever more frequent occurrence in the months and years ahead.”

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International roundup: Geothermal in Tanzania, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Indonesia, and more

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Geothermal photos via Twitter users @everywhereology in Slovakia and @usgs in California

This week’s international roundup brings you headlines from Colorado, Washington, Canary Islands, Kenya, Tanzania, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Australia, Indonesia, New Zealand, and Armenia.

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Leading news: Industry, Agencies Working Together for Geothermal

This post brings you the week’s “Top news for geothermal development and GEA members.” (Click here to view our benefits and to become a member of the Geothermal Energy Association).

The map below is shaded grey in the project areas for the geothermal teams that were chosen by the Department of Energy’s Geothermal Technologies Office to receive funding and support in the current “Play Fairway” award opportunity. Find more information on this DOE geothermal program inside this post.

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Visual: via U.S. DOE

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International roundup: Geothermal in Alaska, Colorado, Ethiopia, Mexico, New Zealand, and more

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Geothermal photos via Twitter users @ContactEnergy in New Zealand and @littlegreensh0p in Iceland

This week’s international roundup brings you headlines from Alaska, Colorado, Ethiopia, Mexico, Indonesia, New Zealand, and Iceland.

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Leading news: Industry Gathers at National Geothermal Summit in Reno

This post brings you the week’s “Top news for geothermal development and GEA members,” including photos and coverage from this week’s National Geothermal Summit; winners of GEA Honors 2014; announcements from DOE’s geothermal program; and activities of the GEA’s member companies.

Photos from the National Geothermal Summit via Twitter users @shawnaseldon, @geothermaldata, @altarock, @PWREngineers, and @NevGOE

Photos from the National Geothermal Summit via Twitter users @shawnaseldon, @geothermaldata, @altarock, @PWREngineers, and @NevGOE

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