Geothermal Energy Featured Blogs

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...

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 —...

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...

Sharryn Dotson - August 05, 2014

Countdown Begins to Projects of the Year Deadline!

August 31 is the last day to apply for the Projects of the Year and Woman of the Year awards, which you can do by clicking here. The awards are given for Best Renewable Energy, Best...

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...

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...

Alexander Richter - July 01, 2014

Excess Water from Iceland Geothermal Plant Source of Thriving Spa Business

“Why would you build a power plant so close to such a great spa facility?” This is frequently the first question people ask when visiting Iceland’s Blue Lagoon.  This is a valid question,...

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