Energy Policy Modernization Act, Geothermal Parity, Baseload Summit Countdown!

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*House-Senate Heading to Conference on S. 2012, the Energy Policy Modernization Act
*GEA Urges House Subcommittee to Support Geothermal Parity with Solar
*Thanks you to GEA Members New and Renewed!
*COUNTDOWN: Only 2 Weeks Until the Baseload RE Summit!
*Recently Released Global Geothermal Alliance Action Plan Paves Way for Future Market
*Global Growth of Geothermal Market Predicted to Ramp Up According to BCC Research Report
*DOE Release: Energy Department Awards Up to $4 Million for Projects to Recover Critical Materials from Geothermal Fluids
*Government of Grenada: Government Moving Forward With the Exploration of Grenada’s Geothermal Potential
*Caribbean Development Bank Press Release: St. Vincent and Grenadines Receives Funding for Geothermal Energy Development
*ThinkGeoEnergy Report: Canary Islands Continue Quest for Geothermal Energy Utilization
*Montserrat Weighs Financing Options for Phase Two of Island Geothermal Project
*Press Release – Ormat Technologies Secures $36 Million Supply & EPC Contracts for a Geothermal Power Plant in New Zealand
*Press Release: EXERGY’S ROT Proves Higher Efficiency in Umurlu 1 Geothermal Plant
*Philippines DOE Receptive to FIT Focusing on Low Enthalpy and Small Scale Projects
*Geothermal Institute of New Zealand Announces November Workshop

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Subsurface Temperature in Western Canada Sedimentary Basin

Image Credit: Ecocide Alert

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Idaho Tops Renewable Power Ranking, New Geothermal Opportunities, Projects Make Headway

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*Western States Renewable Power Ranking Released – Idaho Tops the List
*Thank you to GEA Members New and Renewed!
*NREL Press Release: NREL Helping the Bureau of Land Management Dive Further into Hot Water
*Geothermal Opportunities Could Provide New Employment for Alberta Citizens
*Eastland Group Press Release: Te Ahi O Maui Signs Construction Deal With Ormat
*Turawell Geothermal Project Hungary
*CA Department of Conservation Press Release: Geothermal Energy Veteran Charlene Wardlow Joins CA. Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources
*Still Hope for Hawaiian Geothermal Impact Study in Puna
*Ormat’s Tungsten Mountain Geothermal Project Receives Nevada Tax Incentive
*SUNY Broome Community College Wins $1 Million in Geothermal Project Funding
*New Software Streamlines Feasibility of Geothermal Exploitation
*Caribbean Forum on Geothermal Energy Makes Headway Last Week
*DOE Release: DOE-Funded Project is First Permanent Facility to Co-produce Electricity from Geothermal Resources at an Oil and Gas Well
*Press Release: Dewhurst Group Selected as Lead Geothermal Project Manager for KfW Fund
*Request for Proposals: Development of a Risk Mitigation Mechanism for Geothermal Development in East Africa

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US Geothermal Resources

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Geothermal in Tanzania, USA, Indonesia, Nepal, Philippines, Finland

This post brings you geothermal headlines from Tanzania, USA, Indonesia, Nepal, the Philippines, and Finland.


Check out these innovative ways Iceland utilizes geothermal energy and heating!

Image Credit: Vilhelm Gunnarsson

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IRS Issues Guidance on Geothermal Tax Credit, RETI Comments, Baseload Summit Gearing Up

In this post:
*IRS Issues Guidance on Geothermal Tax Credit may spur projects to gear up by Jan 1, 2017
*GEA Releases 2016 Baseload Summit Agenda; Early Bird Discount Rates End Today!
*GEA Supports California Study of 1.5 GW of New Geothermal in California
*Thank you to GEA Members New and Renewed!
*India Attracts Geothermal Power Producers From Across Europe
*Countries Begin Trading Power Generated by Olkaria Geothermal Plant
*Geothermal Project on St. Vincent and Grenadines Analyzed by Caribbean Development Bank
*Canadian GEA Release: Yukon Geothermal Opportunities and Applications Report
*ElectraTherm Press Release: ElectraTherm Power+ Generator Commissioned in Japan on Geothermal District Heating System
*International Forum on Energy Security for the Future Announcement

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Check out the Desert Sun’s coverage of geothermal developments at the Salton Sea

Image Credit: The Desert Sun/Robert Hopwood 

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Geothermal in Kenya, St. Kitts and Nevis, Iceland, Italy, Scotland

This post brings you geothermal headlines from Kenya, St. Kitts and Nevis, Iceland, Italy, and Scotland.


Floodwater under Kingshill Colliery could fuel a geothermal district heating system. Photograph: TSPL

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Summit to Highlight Baseload Technologies in California, Past and Upcoming Conferences, Geothermal Developments

In this post:
*Summit to Explore Role of Baseload Renewables in California’s Low Carbon Future
*Honorable Senator Patricia Spearman (D-Nev) To Be Featured Speaker at 2016 Baseload Summit
*Burisma Geothermal Announces June 2016 Monaco Forum Focused on Renewable Energy
*SMU Power Plays – Another Successful Conference
*Thanks you to GEA Members New and Renewed!
*New GEA Issue Brief Available on Senate Energy Bill
*IRS Issues Guidance for Geothermal Tax Credit
*GEA Seeks Entries for the Best in Geothermal: Sixth Annual GEA Honors
*Geothermal Hotspots Lead Nevada Energy Minerals to Areas High in Lithium
*Canada’s Untapped Geothermal Resources
*IDB Investing in Dominican Search for Geothermal Resources
*New Geothermal Drilling to Begin in Montserrat in Search of Potential Energy


SMU Power Plays Conference
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