Central America RE gets European support; Canada’s Saskatchewan project; Montserrat steam and scholarships

Central America RE gets European support. Canada’s Saskatchewan project is detailed. Montserrat’s first well is producing, and the government has awarded two geo-related scholarships.

Central America: European Investment Bank Pledges $230M for Renewable Energy
Canada: DEEP President Details Benefits of Saskatchewan Project
Montserrat: Well One Steams; Two Students Awarded Geothermal Scholarships

Central America: European Investment Bank Pledges $230M for Renewable Energy
The European Investment Bank will provide $230 million for projects in hydropower, wind, geothermal and photovoltaic renewable energy in several Central American countries: Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Costa Rica and Panama. The bank’s announcement said its goals include decreasing dependence on fossil fuels and lowering emissions. Bnamericas.com

Canada: DEEP President Details Benefits of Saskatchewan Project
Last week we reported that SaskPower of Saskatchewan agreed to contribute to a $2 million geothermal study in the Canadian province. This week Kirsten Marcia, president of Deep Earth Energy Production Corp. (DEEP) of Saskatoon, told press: “We are submitting a proposal to NRCan for future support funding, but really, the good news here is that federal funding, beyond the original, may not be crucial to the success of this project. It should be economically viable right from the start. It’s less expensive than wind and solar, and it provides a solid base load of power, even better than what hydro can offer. It’s practically invisible, and it’s located where we need the power, so transmission costs are lower.” Estevanmercury.ca; Geoenergist.wordpress.com.

Montserrat: Well One Steams; Two Students Awarded Geothermal Scholarships
“Spirit of Montserrat” has posted a video of steam coming from Well One of the Geothermal Exploration Project on Montserrat (Facebook).

Also this month, the government of Montserrat awarded scholarships to two students to study geology for green energy and geothermal exploration. The awards were part of eight that were given in seven priority areas: Bachelors of Science (BSc) in Surveying & Geographic Information Sector, BSc in Social Statistics, BSc in Geology, Bachelors of Arts in English, BSc in Nursing Administration, BSc in Computer Science and Post Associate Degree Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing. Sknvibes.com

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s