The Geothermal Resource Council’s Map of Active and Potential Geothermal Locations Around the Salton Sea
(Study: Refined Conceptual Modeling and a New Resource Estimate for the Salton Sea Geothermal Field, Imperial Valley, California, Hulen et al. 2002)
In this post:
*Democratic Leaders Call for Action on Renewable Energy Tax Credits, Hard Fight Ahead?
*Registrations for GEA US and International Showcase Continue to Roll In
*IID Urges California to Finance Salton Sea Fixes with Geothermal as a Solution
*New Geothermal Technology Could Help Reduce Carbon Emissions
*Disagreement Over Geothermal Steam Pricing in Indonesia
*California Energy Commission to Conduct Workshop for Geothermal Power Stakeholders
*SMU Geothermal Conference, Power Plays: Geothermal Energy in Oil and Gas Fields, Puts Out Call for Abstracts
*An Introduction to the New Geothermal News and Communications Specialist, Allie Nelson
Click below to read this week’s leading geothermal industry news.
This week, a Stanford University professor plugs geothermal on the late-night TV circuit, while a Texas Tech University paleontologist explains geothermal’s role on early Earth.
This week in Industries and Applications, another difference between the geothermal and oil industries. In the world of geothermal heat pumps, some home builders are keeping mineral and geothermal rights for themselves.
Global geothermal installation and services combined totaled ~US$2.815 billion in 2010; Geothermal technology has potential for CO2 storage combination; Apple facilities are running on geothermal energy.
See key findings from the Institute for Energy Research’s study “Assessing Wind Power Cost Estimates.” An article notes geothermal similarities between Mars and Earth. An NSF Research and Technology Team is studying new information on the Earth’s basic geologic functions. An AGI survey tracks students of Geoscience studies.
European Geothermal Energy Council representatives explain differences between Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) and shale gas operations. The biomass MATOC awards for potential renewable energy contracts from the Defense department are announced.
IFC has released its 2013 Annual Report detailing its global activities, with the organization showing strong geothermal support.
GEO’s President explains why GHPs are the best heating option. Development banks lend a record $108.9 billion to renewable energy. The U.S. Army’s MATOC awards for geothermal, solar, and wind have been dispersed.
Companies search for supercritical geothermal resources.
Non-Hydro renewables provide 14% in US. NREL shows renewables cost trends. Clean energy is creating more jobs than other sectors.