Leading news: Geothermal a Necessary Part of Renewable Energy Solutions

This post brings you updates on the Salton Sea, California geothermal resource; new GEA Executive Committee officers; winners of two DOE geothermal student competitions; events happening this month in Denmark, Turkey, and Tanzania; and new RFPs in California.

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These geothermal infographics were created by winners in the U.S. DOE’s “GeoEnergy Is Beautiful” competition. See them at youandmecleanenergy.com.

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International roundup: Geothermal in Hawaii, Iowa, Ethiopia, Canada, France, and more

This post includes updates on the geothermal markets in Hawaii, Iowa, Ethiopia, Kenya, Canada, Nicaragua, The Philippines, France, and Turkey.

Geothermal photos via Twitter users @shazola61 in New Zealand and @mikelongsv in Yellowstone National Park, U.S.A.

Geothermal photos via Twitter users @shazola61 in New Zealand and @mikelongsv in Yellowstone National Park, U.S.A.

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International roundup: Geothermal in Hawaii, Massachusetts, Iran, Guatemala, China, and more

This post includes updates on the geothermal markets in California, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, Iran, Ethiopia, Kenya, Guatemala, Mexico, China, Indonesia, The Philippines, and the UK.

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Geothermal photos via Twitter users @dpcarrington in UK and @denisegoolsby in California.

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Leading news: Geothermal Industry Heads to Oregon for Big Annual Event

This post brings you the week’s “Top news for geothermal development and GEA members,” including the latest on the highly anticipated Geothermal Energy Expo; legislative and regulatory efforts in Nevada, California, and the federal government; and headlines from GEA members Atlas Copco, Dewhurst Group, and Scientific Drilling.

But first:

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Source:Geothermal・・・from FY2010 publication of The Federation of Electric Power Companies of Japan, Wind・・・Generated power=installed capacity(2,186 MW(※1)×24hours×365days×capacity utilization(20%) Photovoltaic・・・Generated power=installed capacity(2,627 MW(※2))×24 hours×365 days×capacity utilization(12%) (※1)FY 2009 data from New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) (※2)METI calculated based on FY 2009 data from Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association, etc.

The graph above shows Japan’s generation and installed capacity for geothermal, wind, and photovoltaic. While installed capacity for geothermal was lower than wind and photovoltaic counterparts, at just over 500 MW, the amount of power generated from geothermal (2.9 GWh) stands comparison with photovoltaic (2.8 GWh) and wind (3.8 GWh). Japan has increasingly shown interest in the benefits of geothermal energy; a generous feed-in tariff and attention to the National Park Act are part of the efforts toward developing the country’s vast geothermal resources.

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International roundup: Geothermal in Colorado, Nicaragua, The Philippines, Croatia, and more

“Weekly news roundup for international geothermal markets”

This week’s international roundup brings you headlines from Colorado, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Chile, Mexico, Nicaragua, Australia, The Philippines, Croatia, Iceland, and the UK.

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Geothermal photos via Twitter users @DebSandidge in Iceland and @KRuth28 in Nevada

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Leading news: GEA Members are Exploring New Frontiers

This post brings you the week’s “Top news for geothermal development and GEA members,” including the latest updates on the upcoming Geothermal Energy Expo, delegates that will be visiting from East Africa, and comments on energy market tax needs from U.S. Senate leadership.

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Map from EAGP brochure [PDF]

But first, the map above shows geothermal prospect areas in East Africa’s Rift Valley region. This month the Geothermal Energy Association looks forward to hosting delegates from Djibouti, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Uganda here in the U.S. through our Africa-focused sister organization in the USEA, the East Africa Geothermal Partnership. The visiting government and industry officials are interested in working with U.S. companies as they tap into the estimated 15,000 MW of potential geothermal capacity in the Rift Valley area.

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