Geothermal Energy Blog Posts

geoAMPS - September 26, 2014

Reasons for solar energy's growth

The cost of solar power has dropped significantly in recent years. Between 1977 and 2013, the overall cost associated with solar power plummeted an amazing 99 percent. There are several...

Alternative Matters - September 26, 2014

CO2 Rising at Much Faster Rate, Report Finds

In spite of the recent EPA Climate Action Plan passed over the summer, levels of heat-trapping greenhouse gases rose at a record-shattering pace last year. The surge in greenhouse gases...

Leslie Blodgett - September 24, 2014

Geothermal Visual: The Importance of Revitalizing the Salton Sea

The visual above is from a new Pacific Institute report, “Hazard’s Toll.” The report looks at what the costs will be if issues at the Salton Sea area, including water and air quality...

Leslie Blodgett - September 17, 2014

Geothermal Visual: Resource Prospects in East Africa’s Rift Valley

The map above shows geothermal prospect areas in East Africa’s Rift Valley region. This month the Geothermal Energy Association looks forward to hosting delegates from Djibouti, Kenya,...

Jonathan Doochin - September 11, 2014

2030 Outlook: A Trillion Dollar Taxpayer Bailout for Electrical Utilities

After bailing out Wall Street in 2008, are Americans ready to provide a one trillion dollar bailout to our electric utilities in 2030?  Even though worldwide demand for energy is estimated...

Alexander Richter - September 04, 2014

Heating a beach or the important role of geothermal heating in Iceland

Geothermal heating and direct use of geothermal heat play a tremendously important role for Iceland, with many innovative industrial applications. District heating is Iceland’s best...

John Farrell - September 03, 2014

A Rarely Tapped City Strategy for Boosting Local Renewable Energy

Many cities served by private utilities think they have little capacity to encourage local renewable energy development.  But a largely untapped tool — utility franchise contracts —...

Victor Cardona - September 03, 2014

IP focus:Do I need to use a trademark to reserve it with the trademark office?

The trademark system is a use based system such that to have any rights use must be made of a mark in commerce in connection with the sale of goods or services.  For goods , such as...

IP Focus: Think Twice Trolls: the Supreme Court makes it easier to obtain attorney’s fees for frivolous infringement suits

The number of lawsuits concerning patents continues to skyrocket.  A recent study by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP revealed that between the years 1991 and 2013 the number of patent-related...

Leslie Blodgett - August 25, 2014

Geothermal Visual: Borrowing a 'Play Fairway' from the Oil and Gas Industry

The map below is shaded grey in the project areas for the geothermal teams that were chosen by the Department of Energy’s Geothermal Technologies Office to receive funding and support...

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