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21 Jul 2014

The Women in Geothermal (WING) network

The Women in Geothermal (WING) network

The mission of WING (Women in Geothermal) is to promote the education, professional development, and advancement of women in the global geothermal community while raising awareness about women’s issues in the workplace. More info in Women in Geothermal Facebook Page.


30 Jun 2014

The expansion of geothermal energy keeps growing: from Island to Japan

The expansion of geothermal energy keeps growing: from Island to Japan

World’s first magma-EGS system created in Iceland In 2009, a borehole drilled at Krafla, northeast Iceland, as part of the Icelandic Deep Drilling Project (IDDP), unexpectedly penetrated into magma (molten rock) at only 2100 meters depth, with a temperature of 900-1000 C.  The borehole, IDDP-1, was the first in a series of wells being drilled by the IDDP in Iceland in the search for high-temperature...

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29 Apr 2014

Gigawatts of geothermal: JASON Study Highlights Huge Potential for EGS in U.S.

JASON study members take in the landscape at Sugarloaf, an 86,000-year-old rhyolite dome in eastern California, and among the youngest dated volcanoes in the field. Andy Sabin (right), director of the Navy Geothermal Program Office, led the field trip to the Coso geothermal field, where the Navy generates 270 megawatts of geothermal power. | Photo courtesy of Michael Gregg

A new study commissioned by the Energy Department’s Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) highlights the vast potential for enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) to provide clean, reliable, and sustainable energy to millions of American homes and businesses. JASON – an independent advisory group of world-class scientists that has historically consulted with the federal government on science and technology– conducted a comprehensive analysis of opportunities for widespread development and deployment of EGS...

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20 Mar 2014

Development of renewable energy sources in Germany in 2013

Development of renewable energy sources in Germany in 2013

The German Environment Ministry has set up the Working Group on Renewable Energy – Statistics (AGEE-Stat) to ensure that all statistics and data relating to renewable energy sources are part of a comprehensive, up-to-date and coordinated system. Based on statistical data from the AGEE-Stat on the following link you find an overview in brief (graphics and tables) about the current development of renewable energies (electricity, heat and biofuels)...

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10 Mar 2014

The EU SME Centre has translated its popular Diagnostic Kit into Spanish, Italian and English

The EU SME Centre is a Support Service Provider for European Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) facilitating market access in China.  The Centre provides free of charge, practical information, advice and business tools to better equip SMEs to develop their business and tackle challenges faced in the Chinese market. To help European SMEs considering to enter the Chinese market to make an informed decision, the...

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11 Nov 2013

PowEARTHful energy

The Canadian Geothermal Energy Association (CanGEA) recently launched their ‘powEARTHfu’ Energy campaign and they have already passed the halfway mark.  This campign is the largest awareness raising effort anywhere in the history of geothermal power.  The have been fortunate to have media assist thenm with getting the message out. Check out what The Globe and Mail had to say about geothermal opportunities in Canada. For everyone who has...

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25 Jun 2013

Energy Department Develops Regulatory Roadmap to Spur Geothermal Energy Development

The Energy Department issued a Geothermal Regulatory Roadmap that will help developers navigate regulatory requirements at every level of government to deploy geothermal energy projects. In partnership with the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and U.S. Forest Service, the Energy Department enlisted the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to convene key federal, state, and local permitting officials, along with industry representatives, to identify...

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10 Aug 2012

Igniting the Ring of Fire: A Vision for Developing Indonesia’s Geothermal Power

Igniting the Ring of Fire: A Vision for Developing Indonesia’s Geothermal Power

WWF’s Geothermal Ring of Fire program has an ambition to shift towards the use of renewable energy, particularly in the sustainable production and use of geothermal energy, in Indonesia and the Phillipines by 2015, as a catalyst for the economy, community empowerment, biodiversity conservation and reduce greenhouse emmissions. This report presents Indonesia’s challenges and opportunities to be the leader in developing sustainable geothermal options. WWF commits to...

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