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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.


14 Jul 2014

U.S. Department of Energy launches the National Geothermal Data System (NGDS)

National Geothermal Data System (NGDS)

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) launches the National Geothermal Data System (NGDS), an online, open-source platform that facilitates discovery and use of subsurface geothermal data for research and energy production: www.geothermaldata.org. This open source platform responds to one of industry’s greatest barriers to geothermal development and deployment:  the difficulty in accessing and integrating quantifiable, technical data in digital format. Already, industry is using...

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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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23 May 2014

Geothermal District Heating has the potential to alleviate Europe’s energy security crisis

GeoDH Geographical Information System

Over 25% of the EU population lives in areas directly suitable for Geothermal District Heating (GeoDH) . There is a large potential in Central and Eastern Europe, with GeoDH systems in operation in 22 European countries including Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, the Czech Republic, and Romania, where existing heat networks are well developed. Geothermal district heating is a valuable and immediate option for the alleviation...

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