geothermal exploration News

  • Request for Information explores Mineral Recovery from Geothermal Fluids

    The DOE Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) is seeking input on ideas that encourage geothermal development by exploring innovations in extracting critical materials found in geothermal brines. Geothermal fluids could be a key pathway for supplying a growing domestic demand for these materials, which are ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Government to remove barriers to onshore oil and gas and deep geothermal exploration

    Now more than ever, the UK needs secure domestic energy supplies. Since 2003, as North Sea Oil has declined, we have become a net importer of oil and gas and are now increasingly dependent on international energy resources. It is essential that we make the most of home-sourced energy and start exploring the natural energy supplies beneath our feet. Our vision for Britain is ...

  • NREL Releases Report on Policy Options to Advance Geothermal Exploration

    A new DOE report, published by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, highlights findings from a review of five policy mechanisms that have been successfully applied to hydrothermal exploration activities around the globe – loan guarantees, drilling failure insurance, lending support, grants, and government-led exploration—and their applicability to the U.S. geothermal market. ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • 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 ...

  • Geothermal Energy Awards Announced

    The GRC will present the prestigious Aidlin, Pioneer, Henry J Ramey Jr., Ben Holt, and Special Achievement awards at its Annual Membership Meeting & Awards Luncheon, the climax to the GRC Annual Meeting, at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino on Wednesday, September 23. "The recipients of these awards have a lifetime of achievement in the geothermal ...


    By Geothermal Resources Council

  • Geothermal’s Golden Year - After 50 Years, Geothermal Energy Still Growing

    WASHINGTON, D.C.– As Sacramento, Calif., prepares to host the 2010 Geothermal Energy Expo, the geothermal energy industry’s largest annual event, the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) recognizes the 50th anniversary of utility-scale geothermal power in the United States. Half a century ago, just north of San Francisco, construction began on The Geysers, the nation’s first ...

  • DOE announces geothermal research initiative

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announces a new collaboration between the Office of Fossil Energy (FE) and the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE) Geothermal Technologies Program (GTP) to demonstrate low temperature geothermal electrical power generation systems using oilfield fluids produced at the Rocky Mountain Oilfield Testing Center (RMOTC). ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...


  • Islandsbanki to Participate in Geothermal Energy Expo

    The Icelandic bank, Islandsbanki, will be highlighting its commitment to the geothermal energy industry in the U.S. during this year's Geothermal Energy Expo and the GRC Annual Meeting, taking place October 23-26, 2011 in San Diego, California. This year's event will mark the ...


  • Colorado Takes Steps to Expand Geothermal Development

    Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed a geothermal bond bill May 30, providing $1.98 million in state funding and matching the Energy Department’s investment in geothermal energy exploration at Pagosa Springs. The project, which demonstrates Colorado’s strong support for geothermal energy development, leverages a $3.8 million award from the Department for evaluating and exploring ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Research and Markets: Analyzing Geothermal Power in Australia

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/v7sf3w/analyzing) has announced the addition of the "Analyzing Geothermal Power in Australia" report to their offering. Australia continues to make modest use of its geothermal ...


  • National Geothermal Data System Deployed to Serve Industry

    The National Geothermal Data System deploys free, open-source online scientific information, a mammoth resource of geoscience data. In the data visualization shown here, Schlumberger utilized bottom hole temperatures from the National Geothermal Data Systems (NDGS) on-line platform to supplement subscription data temperatures used to create basin-wide 3D temperature models in Petrel Exploration ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • The power within – geothermal energy comes of age

    Next week hundreds of energy experts from around the world will gather in Vancouver to discuss one of the least understood, but potentially the most powerful forms of clean energy. They will be attending the Third Annual Conference and Trade Show of the Canadian Geothermal Energy Association (CanGEA). Geothermal means earth-heat. Its origins stem from the very formation of our planet, in ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Workshops Announced for Geothermal Resources Council Annual Meeting

    The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) has announced more details of events at the biggest geothermal conference of the year at the Sacramento Convention Center, Sacramento, California, USA.   In addition to the main event of the GRC Annual Meeting & GEA Geothermal Energy Expo taking place October ...

  • New centre makes geothermal cities a hot prospect

    The Western Australian Geothermal Centre of Excellence (WAGCOE) is a joint venture between CSIRO and The University of Western Australia, in conjunction with Curtin University of Technology, and supported by the WA State Government. The Centre brings together researchers, industry, investors and government agencies to investigate how geothermal energy can be used to provide modern cities with air ...

  • Energy Department Awards Geothermal Student Scholarships

    When the University of Rochester’s student team won first place in the 2013 DOE National Geothermal Student Competition, they earned two scholarship awards that were presented to the University of Rochester in 2014. Awardee Aurelie Roche plans to use the award to conduct research in seismic activity related to geothermal energy production, at field sites and in the laboratory. An online ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Geothermal Resources Council announces President-Elect

    The http://www.geothermal.org/ has announced the election of Paul Brophy as President Elect. He will become the 25th President of the global geothermal energy association. Paul was a Senior Associate with the engineering consultant firm of Dames & Moore from 1990 until 1995 and then spent nearly 10 years as ...


    By Geothermal Resources Council

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