Week of April 14, 2014 GEA’s leading news and member company

The Geothermal Energy Association brings you this week’s leading news and member company headlines.

*Next Week: Geothermal Showcase to Offer Investors a Global Perspective on Opportunities
*GAO Report Shows NEPA Law, Intended for Transparency, Delays Projects
*U.S. Senate Likely to Take Up Tax Extenders Bill Soon
*DOE Issues Draft Loan Guarantee Solicitation
*SUN DAY Report Challenges EIA’s Renewable Energy Projections
*Ormat Technologies: Positive Achievements Earn Investor Attention
*U.S. Geothermal: Company Acquires Development Rights to Vale Butte Geothermal Resource Area

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*Graph of the Week: Supporting Policies Key to Geothermal Growth in the U.S.

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Week of April 14, 2014 international geothermal news briefs

Geothermal photos via Twitter users @RMPJeff in Utah and @beehigg in New Zealand.

Geothermal photos via Twitter users @RMPJeff in Utah and @beehigg in New Zealand.

U.S. States
*California: Sonoma Utility to Start Clean Energy Program
*Colorado: Laser-Mechanical Drilling Project Progresses
*Nevada: Renewable Energy Tax Abatement Program is Drawing Investment

Africa
*Kenya: UNEP Report Considers Green Economy Scenarios
*South Africa: New Research Shows Geothermal Potential

The Americas
*Canada: Valemount Mayor Supports Geothermal Energy
*Grenada: Agreement to Kick Off Green Energy Roadmap

Asia-Pacific
*Indonesia: Gov’t to Offer Higher Price for Geothermal
*Japan: Coal Preferred Over Geothermal in Cabinet-Approved Plan
*The Philippines: DOE Ok’s Mt. Apo Geothermal Plan

Europe
*France: Univ. of Strasbourg to Offer Geothermal Courses
*Germany: Geothermal Heat and Power Set for Taufkirchen
*Iceland: District Court Rules Against Geysir Entry Fee

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GEA’s leading news and member companies for the week of April 7, 2014

The Geothermal Energy Association brings you this week’s leading news and member company headlines.

*California Legislature Holds Joint Geothermal Hearing
*Finance Committee to Consider Reform Options for Energy Sector MLPs
*U.S. Geothermal: Company to Acquire Ram Power’s Geysers Project

But first, our Graph of the Week: Estimated Supply Curve for Conventional Geothermal Resources in the U.S.

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Source: NREL, USGS

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International geothermal news briefs for the week of April 7, 2014

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Geothermal photos via Twitter users @ericamulherin in Iceland and @ravisarma in Wyoming, U.S.

U.S. States
*Michigan: MSU Team Wins Energy Student Challenge Prize
*Texas: Geothermal Coproduction Expanding
*Vermont: Utility to Consider Geothermal in Rate Structure Overhaul

Africa
*Ethiopia: First Phase of Corbetti to Yield 500 MW
*Kenya: KenGen to Reduce Dust, Encourage Local Trade

The Americas:
*Costa Rica: Bill Supports Financing for Pailas II Geothermal Project

Asia-Pacific
*Indonesia: Geothermal Auction to Make Way for 375-MW Potential
*Japan: Capital Secured for Oita and Fukushima Projects
*The Philippines: Energy Sec. Visits 200-MW Project Site
*The Philippines: DOE Resource Assessment Nears Completion
*Solomon Islands: Geothermal Company Appoints Country Representative

Europe and Central Asia
*Iceland: R&D Project Seeks to Reduce Steam Odor
*Russia: Three Preschools Getting Geothermal Systems
*Spain: Geothermal Project Planned for Tenerife Island

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GEA’s leading news and member companies for the week of March 31, 2014

The Geothermal Energy Association brings you this week’s leading news and member company headlines.

*Tax Extenders Bill Passes Committee with 2-Year Extension of Geothermal PTC
*California State and Local Officials Seek Feedback on Geothermal Plans
*Outlook for Renewable Energy in America Jointly Authored by U.S. Trade Associations
*Atlas Copco: Company Listed Among World’s Most Ethical for 2nd Consecutive Year
*Enel Green Power: Work Underway on Two Innovative Power Plants in Chile and USA
*Mannvit Engineering: Theistareykir Project in Iceland Issued Permit
*Ormat Technologies: Sarulla Consortium Signs $1.17 Billion Financing for 330-MW Indonesia Project
*Ormat Technologies: Ormat Sells Heber Solar PV Project for $35.25 Million
*Ormat Technologies: License Issued for Second McGinness Hills Plant
*Ram Power: 2013 Year End Results Announced
*GEA Companies Involved in First Geothermal Project for Malaysia

But first, our Graph of the Week:

*Which Region of the World will have the Most Geothermal Installed Capacity by the End of 2014?

Regional Installed Geothermal Capacity -- early 2014

Source: GEA research

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International geothermal news briefs for the week of March 31, 2014

Geothermal photos via Twitter users @4lisaguerrero in New Zealand and @CheemasClasses in Iceland

Geothermal photos via Twitter users @4lisaguerrero in New Zealand and @CheemasClasses in Iceland

U.S. States
*Alaska: Nome Project Needs Contract
*New York: Geothermal Advocated for Hurricane Sandy Area

Africa
*Kenya: 280 MW at Olkaria Added to Grid
*Kenya: Country’s Only Female Geothermal Drilling Engineer Featured Locally

The Americas
*Dominica: Project Doing Well, Says Visiting Expert
*Dominica and Martinique: Officials Discuss Geothermal Cooperation
*Nicaragua: Casita Project Nears Final Stages

Asia-Pacific:
*China: Large Geothermal Potential Found in Qinghai
*India: Geothermal an Area of Focus
*Indonesia: ADB Announces $350 Million Loan for Sarulla Project
*Japan: Two Geothermal Developments to Receive Debt Guarantee
*Japan: Sister Cities Celebrate Geothermal
*Mongolia: Geothermal Zones Found in North and Northwest
*New Zealand: Ohaaki to get Cooling Tower Upgrade
*The Philippines: Six Countries Present Bid to Host 2020 WGC

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GEA’s Leading News and Member Companies for the week of March 24, 2014

The Geothermal Energy Association brings you this week’s leading news and member company headlines.

*GEA Applauds Senate Finance Committee Interest in Extending Credits for Geothermal Energy
*Two Dozen Countries to Be Represented as Global Geothermal Community Gathers with Policy Makers on Earth Day
*Nevada a $5 Billion Clean Energy Success Story
*GEA Director to Speak at Policy and Market Innovation Renewables Forum
*Agua Caliente: Walker Ranch to Create Jobs with 25-MW Project
*CalEnergy: Imperial Valley Economic and Development Corp Awards 2014 Company of the Year
*Ram Power: 2013 Year-End Results to be Released March 31
*US Geothermal: 2013 Year-End Results and 2014 Guidance Available
*US Geothermal: Lease Signed for Site South of Vale, Oregon
*GEA Welcomes New Member Companies Wanzek Construction, PetroLocate, Hanjin D&B, Layman Energy Associates, and Consent Energy

But first, our Graph of the Week: Geothermal Projects Require Hundreds of Skilled Professionals
Number of Jobs at a 50-MW Geothermal Plant GEA 2010

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