Leading news: Two Weeks Away! 2015 National Geothermal Summit

This post brings you news from this week’s Senate Energy Committee hearing on Energy Supply Legislation; how current legislation directly impacts the geothermal industry; two new reports from the Geothermal Energy Association; and more.

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The Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) will be holding its fifth annual National Geothermal Summit on June 3-4 at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, NV. The National Geothermal Summit is the leading forum for western state policy discussions, bringing together the geothermal industry for a dialogue with state and federal policy makers.

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Leading news: Nevada and California are Working to Advance Geothermal Energy

This post brings you news of geothermal energy in Nevada; the latest on geothermal bills in the U.S. Senate; Geothermal Day in California; a reminder that the GEA Honors deadline is this Friday; and opportunities from U.S. DOE, NREL and Southern Methodist University.

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Above: GEA’s annual National Geothermal Summit (June 3-4, 2015) will be in Nevada, which is an international leader in geothermal energy business and development. The image shows the combined renewable resources of GEA member NV Energy, a utility serving 1.3 million customers throughout Nevada. The company surpassed the renewable energy threshold of one gigawatt this past year, and as the map shows, the company draws from more geothermal sources than any other resource. For more on geothermal in Nevada, see the first story in this post.

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Leading news: National Geothermal Summit (June 2015) to Focus on Future Market Share

This post brings you the latest updates on GEA events and GEA members; policy and legislative summaries on action in Washington, DC and in Sacramento that are relevant to geothermal energy; the Department of Energy’s next steps in creating an Enhanced Geothermal Systems underground lab; and more.

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Source: Department of Energy, graphic by Sarah Gerrity

Above: Five teams have been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy to further analyze potential demo sites for the Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE), a field laboratory dedicated to cutting-edge research on enhanced geothermal systems (EGS).

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Leading news: GEA Members Shaping U.S. and International Industry Dialogue

This post brings you several new bills that have been introduced that would directly affect U.S. geothermal industry development; an update on crucial California legislation; and news from the World Geothermal Congress and other updates on international geothermal industry progress.

Above: A new study led by the China National Renewable Energy Centre that uses U.S. DOE research models envisions geothermal heating supplying 3% of China’s primary energy by 2050. Read more in “U.S.-China Climate Relations Build” in this post.

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