Category: Geo Thermal

Dec 12

Geothermal Heating and Cooling

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Aug 12

Geothermal Industry Asserts Technology as Beneficial and Affordable

Nearly 300 industry leaders gathered in Reno last week for the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) National Geothermal Summit. The leading forum for Western State policy discussions, the National Geothermal Summit brought together the industry for a dialogue with state and federal policy makers. The industry met to discuss such issues as moving geothermal forward in …

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Jun 02

Geothermal Can Play a Significant Role in State Carbon Reduction Plans

The Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) urges states to take advantage of the carbon emission reduction available through expanding geothermal power portfolios.  Doing so makes sense in light of the US EPA’s proposed regulations for existing power plants that require states to substantially reduce carbon emissions.  The regulations proposed June 2, 2014, would give states significant leeway …

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May 02

Geothermal Industry Celebrates Awareness Day as sector readies for Summit

-On Geothermal Day, GEA calls for GEA Honors 2014 entries- Washington, D.C. (May 2, 2014) – On Monday, May 5, the geothermal industry will recognize Geothermal Awareness Day in California (#GeothermalDay2014) with a slate of activities in Sacramento and beyond, including a call for entries for GEA Honors, the Geothermal Energy Association’s annual awards program. …

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Apr 28

Geothermal Showcase finds sector hopeful

 Industry needs early funding, risk mitigation to thrive Last week, the Geothermal Energy Association hosted the GEA International Geothermal Showcase, bringing together 250 participants from 36 countries and representing more than half of all geothermal projects worldwide. Together, these projects could mean over 10,000 MW of new geothermal power and would represent around $45 billion …

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Apr 10

Coal-fired boilers have gone cold as Ball State continues conversion to geothermal

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Nearly 70 years after Ball State University installed its four coal-fired boilers, school employees have stopped shoveling and the old system has gone cold as the university embraces renewable energy with world’s largest district closed geothermal energy system. Jim Lowe, director of engineering, construction and operations, watched the historic event. He’s overseen the $80 million …

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Apr 02

Plenty of Geothermal Available in West

Geothermal power potential in California still largely untapped, says industry group As the California Air Resources Board (CARB) is examining their new scoping plan for implementing the state’s ambitious climate law, the leading geothermal industry group has issued a status report on California’s geothermal resources that says they are still largely untapped. Geothermal power is …

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Feb 20

Geothermal Potential in California

Still Largely Untapped, Industry Group Tells CARB As the California Air Resources Board is examining their new scoping plan for implementing the state’s ambitious climate law, AB 32, the leading geothermal industry group has issued a status report on the state’s geothermal resources that says they are still largely untapped. Geothermal power is “a viable, cost …

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Sep 30

Thermal Power Market to Heat Up with Adoption of Efficient Fossil Fuel Technologies

Efficient fossil fuel technologies will drive the ongoing growth of the global thermal power market, with generation expected to hit 19,869.1 TWh by 2020, as countries across the world work towards green, low-carbon and sustainable development, according to a new report from research and consulting firm GlobalData. The company’s latest report* states that recent years …

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Sep 03

Global Market for Geothermal Continues Upswing

The Geothermal Energy Association today released a new report showing continued strong growth signals in the international market for geothermal power. The report, 2013 Geothermal Power: International Market Overview, identifies 70 countries moving forward with nearly 700 geothermal power projects. “The number of geothermal projects continues to grow as more and more countries recognize the potential economic …

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Aug 13

INTERIOR DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCEMENT WILL HELP TO ADVANCE GEOTHERMAL

In response to Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell’s keynote address at the National Clean Energy Summit, the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) has released the following statement from GEA Executive Director Karl Gawell: “We applaud Secretary Jewell for the announcement today reaffirming the Administration’s commitment to approve 20,000 megawatts of renewable energy production on public …

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Jun 04

Geothermal Energy Good For Air Quality

Geothermal Energy’s Environmental and Health Benefits Worth $117 Million Annually Benefits of geothermal energy touted in air emissions analysis The Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) has released an Air Emissions Comparison and Externality Analysis showing geothermal energy provides significant benefits to public health and the environment as one of the least-polluting and most environmentally friendly forms …

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Apr 27

Geothermal Energy’s Environmental and Health Benefits

Benefits of geothermal energy touted in air emissions analysis The Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) has released an Air Emissions Comparison and Externality Analysis showing geothermal energy provides significant benefits to public health and the environment as one of the least-polluting and most environmentally friendly forms of energy. The analysis found binary geothermal plants produce virtually …

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Apr 12

Geothermal Industry Explores Financing for Growth

The Geothermal Energy Association’s annual U.S. and International Geothermal Energy Finance Forum (#GEAFinance2013) brought together leaders from the geothermal, finance and investment communities for a day of seminars and discussions. The forum, hosted April 11 at the Marriott Marquis New York, focused on finance’s role in the growth of the U.S. geothermal industry, as well …

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Mar 11

Geothermal Prospects?

Interesting read from Alternative Energy Stocks about the Geothermal industry and ways to make geothermal more viable as an energy source. The geothermal industry has been struggling with the same barriers to development for years. It’s a frustrating situation: while geothermal is a reliable, steady baseload form of renewable energy, its development expenses overshadow its …

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Feb 14

Technological Advancements Paving the Way for Geothermal Growth

Preliminary results show an increase in 2012 year-end geothermal capacity   As the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) prepares to release its annual development report at the State of the Geothermal Energy Industry Briefing on February 26 in Washington, preliminary industry data reveals that year-end geothermal growth in 2012 was up 5% from the previous year. This …

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Feb 14

Global Hydropower and Geothermal Growth Slow

New Worldwatch Institute report examines global consumption and installed capacity of hydropower and geothermal energy sources Although the global consumption and installed capacity of hydropower and geothermal technologies have increased steadily since 2003, both types of energy saw slower growth in 2011, according to new research conducted by the Worldwatch Institute for its Vital Signs …

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Apr 19

Extracting Geothermal Energy With CO2

Carbon Storage – and More A novel process developed by a University professor with help from an IREE grant aims to produce clean, renewable energy while reducing greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. A University of Minnesota earth sciences professor and a postdoctoral fellow in his work group have imagined a new process for generating electricity …

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Jan 27

The Pros And Cons Of Geothermal Energy

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Geothermal energy could be a buzz term gaining ground these days as we try for a lot of renewable resources which will help us generate electricity and ultimately have a healthier world. The literal that means of the word “geothermal” springs from “geo,” or earth, and “thermal,” or heat. In alternative words, geothermal energy originates from the earth…or within the planet to be precise.

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