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Alternative Energy / Geothermal Energy

Incredible Geothermal Energy Potential in the United States

Feb 17, 2011 at 07:50 | Al Fin

USGS estimates 500,000 MWe of EGS geothermal resource potential lies beneath the western United States. This is approximately half of the current installed electric power generating capacity in the United…

Financiers Bullish on Geothermal, But Industry Must Address Drilling Risks

Feb 15, 2011 at 08:21 | Gloria Gonzalez

Renewable energy financiers are bullish on the geothermal sector, but resource and drilling risks still make them skittish. Total investment in the clean energy sector reached a record $243 billion…

US Geothermal Sector Set for Significant Growth in 2011

Oct 29, 2010 at 12:33 | Gloria Gonzalez

The US geothermal power sector is poised for significant growth in 2011, thanks to the economic stimulus package. Approximately 500MW to 700MW of geothermal power projects will enter the final…

Major Step for the Geothermal Sector

Sep 10, 2010 at 14:07 | Dave Forest

U.S. Geothermal announced this week a strategic partnership with Enbridge, one of North America's largest operators of oil and liquids pipelines. Under the deal, Enbridge will invest $23.8 million toward…

Is Japan Next for Geothermal?

Jul 01, 2010 at 09:43 | Dave Forest

Geothermal giant Ormat announced this week it's going to Japan. Ormat signed a cooperation agreement with Japanese construction conglomerate JFE Engineering. The deal calls for the two companies to work…

Geothermal Elbowing its Way into the Mainstream

Jun 14, 2010 at 13:16 | Dave Forest

As I've mentioned a few times, geothermal looks to be approaching a rolling boil. A few more positive indicators on the sector presented themselves over the past week. First…

Signpost Event Signals the Geothermal Business is Ready for Prime Time

Apr 28, 2010 at 15:03 | Dave Forest

Scenario planners like Peter Schwartz often talk about "signpost" events. These are happenings, often small in and of themselves, which suggest a larger change rippling through the ether of a…

U.S. Geothermal Projects Increase in Year, Extend to Gulf Coast

Apr 13, 2010 at 19:00 | Darrell Delamaide

The number of geothermal energy projects in the U.S. grew by 26% last year, to 188, as development of the alternative energy source spread from the western states to the…

New Framework for European Geothermal Industry Encourages Exploration Companies to Investigate New Resources

Feb 27, 2010 at 18:01 | Dave Forest

I’ve received a copy of a new regulation framework for geothermal energy in Europe. Handed to me by a colleague last week, whose associate led the drafting of the document.…

A Guide To Geothermal Energy

Jul 24, 2009 at 07:48 | Editorial Dept

What is Geothermal energy Geothermal energy is produced by utilizing the heat from water reservoirs deep underground which has been heated by hot magma that lies close to the…

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