Geothermal Energy Blog Posts

geoAMPS - August 01, 2014

Dealing with impacts of an aging workforce

Retirement Day is a long-awaited day of celebration for a veteran employee. For their employer, though, it can mean a difficult road ahead, especially if the employer has not taken...

Leslie Blodgett - August 01, 2014

Geothermal Visual: Comparing the Geothermal Permitting Process to Other Technologies

The visual below, prepared by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), shows the average length of time for the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review process for geothermal projects...

IP FOCUS: CLEAN ENERGY PATENT GROWTH INDEX 1st Quarter 2014

The CLEAN ENERGY PATENT GROWTH INDEX (CEPGI), published quarterly by the Cleantech Group at Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C. provides an indication of the trend of innovative...

Victor Cardona - July 29, 2014

IP Focus: Is your Cleantech invention software or a business method? Getting a patent may have just gotten harder.

On June 25th, the USPTO provided its examiners with preliminary guidelines for analyzing patent applications that contain “abstract ideas.”  What is an abstract idea?  The Supreme Court...

Daniel Dobski - July 28, 2014

Chicago-based Connexion Announces the Release of Their 2014-15 Midwest Regional Energy Reduction Incentive Quick Guide Publication

Connexion, a leading provider of electrical and energy solutions to Midwest area businesses, has announced the release of their expanded 2014-15 edition “Energy Incentive Quick Guide”....

John Farrell - July 28, 2014

Choosing Local (Renewable) Power: One California Community a Leader in Collective Action

Community choice aggregation describes a situation where a town can become the bulk buyer of electricity on behalf of its residential and small business customers. Such local aggregations...

Leslie Blodgett - July 25, 2014

Geothermal Visual: US DOE Announces FORGE Program for EGS Development

The visual below is from the U.S. Department of Energy and illustrates the vision of the newly announced FORGE program (Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy). The...

Michael Brower - July 24, 2014

Despite Ohio Freeze, Renewable Energy Continues To Be Hot

Last month, Ohio Governor Kasich signed legislation putting a two-year ‘freeze’ on the state’s proven, successful, and money-saving renewable energy standard. Doing so, he is moving...

Jennifer Runyon - July 17, 2014

From the Editor: It's Really All About Renewable Energy Projects

At Renewable Energy World, we understand that while we spend lots of time writing about the policies, technologies and intricacies of financing renewable energy, the only measureable...

Jason Prince - July 15, 2014

NEPOOL Class I RECs: Q1 2014 Data Release Update

Quarter-on-Quarter: Q1 2014 vs. Q1 2013 State Trends NEPOOL Class I data showed continued growth across all states and for almost all technologies. Class I REC generation increased...

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