State Guidance for Incorporating Geothermal in Clean Power Plan Released, Energy Bill Advances, Nations Look to Shift Energy to Renewables

Montserrat

The Soufrière Hills’ volcano, which contains geothermal potential to power Montserrat.

Photo by Michael Utech

In this post:
*Press Release: Groups Collaborate to Support Geothermal Use in Clean Power Plan
*International Showcase Registrants Increase, Featuring Speakers from Around the World
*Senate Continues Work on Energy Bill, Senators Ask for Finance Committee Action
*Renewable Energy World Highlights 2016 Geothermal Outlook
*In Nevis, Island Nation Moves Towards Geothermal-Powered Future
*Esmeralda Minerals LLC Partners with SRI International to Develop Lithium Extraction Techniques
*New Year, New Name for Trans-Asia Oil, Now Phinma Energy
*Montserrat Recovers from a Volcanic Nightmare with Geothermal Energy
*Ethiopia Moving from Biomass to Geothermal Power

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Geothermal in Eritrea, Kenya, Barbados, Indonesia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and the Philippines

This post brings you geothermal headlines from Eritrea, Kenya, Barbados, Indonesia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and the Philippines.
 St VincentSt. Vincent volcano being explored for geothermal potential.
Photo by Kenton X. Chance, IPS

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Senate Considers Broad, Bipartisan Energy Bill, Success for Co-ops Using Geothermal, Caribbean Development Bank Predicts Renewable Future, Innovative Projects Abound

Senate Energy Bill

Sen. Murkowski Leads Debate of Broad, Bipartisan Energy Bill
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In this post:
*Sen. Murkowski Leads Senate Consideration of Broad, Bipartisan Energy Bill
*Geothermal Leaders to Convene in Washington DC for Showcase
*Caribbean Development Bank Foresees Geothermal Technology as Key to Cheaper Electricity
*Co-ops Increase Geothermal Energy Usage in Illinois
*Spanish Geothermal System to Grow Papayas
*Iceland GeoSurvey Receives $4.5 Million from EU for Innovative Geothermal Projects
*Kenya’s Geothermal Power Surge Set to Transform Market
*Development Bank of Latin America Highlights Region’s Geothermal Potential
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Geothermal in New Zealand, Ethiopia, Canada, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Taiwan, and More

This post brings you geothermal headlines from New Zealand, Ethiopia, Canada, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Taiwan, and more.

Olkaria Geothermal Spa
Olkaria Geothermal Spa in Kenya
Photo by Jan Michael Fox

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Baseload Tax Incentive Extension Appeal, Growing Geothermal Investments Abroad, and US Projects Under Development

urban heat island
An illustration of geothermal potential below “urban heat islands.”
Source: Climate Change News

In this post:
*Senate Turns to Energy Bill, Baseload Groups Ask for Tax Incentive Extension
*Notice: GEA is Collecting Information for 2016 Annual US & International Geothermal Power Production and Development Report
*Scientists Harnessing Satellite Technology to Locate New Sources of Geothermal Energy Below Cities
*Desco Inc. Will Acquire 80% Stake of Basic Energy Corp. In CamSur Geothermal Service Contract
*Investors Boost Turkey’s Geothermal Market PLUTO Initiative
*GEA Member US Geothermal Intends to Develop 68 MW of Geothermal Projects in 2016
*Clean Energy Plans in Nevada as Transmission Line Expands

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Breakthrough Geothermal Technologies, New Partnerships, and International Developments and Showcase

EIA Renewable Projections
The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s predictions for growth in the renewable energy sector.  Note geothermal’s ranking in light blue.

In this post:
*Notice: GEA is Collecting Information for 2016 Annual US & International Geothermal Power Production and Development Report
*Gathering High Level Representatives to Network, Collaborate, and Discuss the Building Blocks for Successful Geothermal Energy Projects
*Advances in Mineral Extraction Technologies
*New Utility Company Dedicated to Renewable Energy Under Consideration in Indonesia
*Japanese Export Credit Agencies (ECAs) Partner with Icelandic Energy Company on Geothermal Financing
*Department of Energy Sponsors Frontier Observatory for Geothermal Energy (FORGE) Project in Idaho
*European Union IMAGE Project Refines Geothermal Reservoir Imaging Techniques
*Salton Sea Restoration Funds Promised in CA. Governor’s New Budget Plan
*Announcement: Student Geothermal Design Challenge
*Upcoming Clean Power Plan Hearings

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