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

In this post:
*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

In this post:
*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.

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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.

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

Read more: http://www.scotsman.com/news/environment/old-mines-offer-hope-of-cheaper-heat-for-homes-1-4121891#ixzz48YmecSvY

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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

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SMU Power Plays Conference
Image courtesy of Patrick Hanson

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