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  • Investing in geothermal drilling offers great returns

    As natural gas costs continue to rise, many homeowners are looking for alternative heating and cooling options. Geothermal HVAC is gaining in popularity, and for good reason. Geothermal drilling uses the natural properties of the earth to create clean, renewable heating and cooling for residential homes and businesses, alike. ...

  • A global drilling fund could solve geothermal’s catch-22

    The mature and zero-carbon technology of geothermal power is being held back by the cost and uncertainty of drilling wells, but new research suggests a possible answer The Catch-22 problem that is holding back world investment in geothermal power could be addressed via the establishment of a “global geothermal exploration drilling fund”, with either private investors ...

  • Geothermal energy rocks!

    Combating climate change, while simultaneously getting energy to the two billion people without access to it, are among the central challenges of this generation. But a century-old energy technology that taps steam from hot underground rock seems to provide an answer to this challenge. Geothermal energy is a promising alternative to coal and oil-fired power generation. A project, testing ...

  • Geothermal Awards Announced

    The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC), the world’s premier geothermal association, has announced awards honoring the best and brightest of the global geothermal energy community. These prestigious awards have been a highlight of the geothermal calendar since the late 1970's. The GRC will present its prestigious Aidlin, Pioneer, Henry J Ramey Jr., Ben Holt, and Special Achievement ...

  • Best Geothermal Presentations of 2012 Announced

    The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) has announced the outstanding presentations from the global geothermal community for 2012. The judging was made in each of the technical sessions held in early October at the 36th GRC Annual Meeting inReno, the world’s largest annual geothermal event. The judging criteria included the technical content, the quality of the visual aids and the ...

  • Geothermal Power Asia Congress 2013 to See More Successful Geothermal Projects

    Indonesia, projected to be the World’s 7th largest economy by McKinsey & Company by 2050, has witnessed a stable 6% GDP Growth over the past years. Bestowed with nearly 40% of the world’s geothermal potential, it is now on a fast track to expand its renewable energy capacity by increasing its geothermal installed capacity to 6,000MW by 2015 and provide 25% of national energy ...


  • Geothermal: The dark horse of renewable energy

    Geothermal energy is clean, quiet, virtually inexhaustible and able meet the world's annual electricity and heating needs many times over with little impact on the climate or the environment. In many jurisdictions, geothermal energy is emerging as a reliable and affordable alternative to fossil fuels. This fourth article in the GLOBE-Net series on renewable energy discusses the dark horse of ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Geothermal: the dark horse of renewable energy

    Geothermal energy is clean, quiet, virtually inexhaustible and able meet the world’s annual electricity and heating needs many times over with little impact on the climate or the environment. In many jurisdictions, geothermal energy is emerging as a reliable and affordable alternative to fossil fuels. This fourth article in the GLOBE-Net series on renewable energy discusses the dark horse of ...

  • International Geothermal Workshop Announced by GRC

    The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) will hold a two-day geothermal workshop in Jakarta, Indonesia, on 2-3 June, 2014. The GRC Workshop titled Geothermal Drilling, Well Testing, Reservoir Monitoring And Management, is being held just before the 2nd Indonesia International Geothermal Conference and Exhibition (IIGCE) on 4-6 June. Three GRC members have been ...

  • Nevada Geothermal Power to Commence Development Drilling Program at Blue Mountain in Early November

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Nevada Geothermal Power Inc. (NGP) (TSX.V: NGP, OTCBB: NGLPF) is pleased to announce further development plans for the Blue Mountain Geothermal Project. The Company has contracted Ensign Drilling to drill up to three new injection wells in areas north and south of the core production area in order to further distribute injection water. The program, budgeted at $8.4 ...


    By Nevada Geothermal Power Inc.

  • Modeling geothermal wells using SVHeat and SVFlux

    Numerical modeling of geothermal processes has received increased attention in recent years. The process of installing geothermal heating systems in residential homes and cottages is one application of numerical models. These systems typically involve drilling between one and three wells on a particular property. Heat exchangers then act as a pump and remove heat from the ground in order to heat ...


  • US and Australian advanced geothermal projects face setbacks

    Efforts to develop and commercialize a new type of geothermal energy, called Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS), are facing technical setbacks in both the United States and Australia. EGS involves injecting water at high pressure into deep, hot rock formations to fracture the rock, creating either a new geothermal reservoir of hot water embedded in hot rock or expanding an existing geothermal ...

  • Geothermal project powers Western Australian University

    From an Article from The Australian written by Giles Parkinson, Perth-based company, Green Rock Energy will tap the hot hot water aquifers that deep beneath Perth to provide geothermal-powered air-conditioning to the University of Western Australia, it will be the first project of its kind. After securing the geothermal exploration project for the metropolitan area, Perth-based Green Rock has ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Geothermal Heat Mining Promises Abundant, Cheap Energy

    CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts - Mining the heat that resides as stored energy in the Earth's hard rock crust beneath the United States could supply a substantial portion of the electricity the country will need in the future, probably at competitive prices and with minimal environmental impact, new research shows. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, the study is the first in 30 ...

  • The Top 5 Companies in Geothermal Innovation of 2017

    The five endorsed nominations for this year’s European Geothermal Innovation Award are, in alphabetical order: enOware GmbH(Germany), for the measurement systems to plan, monitor and measure near-surface geothermal probes; HakaGerodur AG(Switzerland), for the pressure-resistant borehole heat exchanger (BHE) for difficult geological ...

  • Best Geothermal Energy Presentations of 2013 Announced

    The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) has announced the outstanding presentations from the global geothermal community for 2013. The judging was made in each of the technical sessions held in late September/early October at the 37th GRC Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, the world’s largest annual geothermal energy event. The judging criteria included the technical content, ...


    By Geothermal Resources Council

  • Pöyry helps Eastern Africa in the search of geothermal resources

    /www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Pöyry helps Eastern Africa in the search of geothermal resources PÖYRY PLC          Press release 16 May 2012 Pöyry's Energy ...


    By Pöyry Energy

  • United States to lead the world in geothermal power capacity

    The U.S. Department of Energy recently finalized a loan guarantee of up to $350 million for a geothermal power generation project in Nevada that will produce 113 megawatts of clean base load electricity from three geothermal facilities. Energy Secretary Steven Chu pointed to the project, sponsored by Ormat Nevada, Inc., as a signal that the United States will remain the global leader in ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Canada is awash with clean geothermal energy resources

    Canada has enormous geothermal energy resources that could supply the country with a renewable and clean source of power even though currently Canada has no geothermal electrical production. This is one of the key findings of an encyclopaedic 300-plus page report released by the Geological Survey of Canada and a team of leading scientists in the field of geothermal energy earlier this year. The ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Ormat Completes Acquisition of Platanares Geothermal Project in Honduras

    Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ORA) announced today that its indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary, completed the acquisition of the Geotérmica Platanares geothermal project in Honduras from ELCOSA, a privately owned Honduran energy company, upon satisfaction of the required conditions precedent . Ormat will hold the assets under a Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) structure for approximately ...


    By Ormat Technologies, Inc.

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