Geothermal Energy Featured Blogs

GreenLancer.com - October 24, 2014

Renewable Energy Contractors Benefit from PACE Financing

One third of all energy is wasted. Is PACE the solution? According to current energy data, commercial and industrial buildings use about 60 percent of the energy generated in the U.S....

Steven Corneli - October 15, 2014

We Can Do Better: The Unintended Consequences of EPA’s “Clean Power Plan”

Most people agree that it is time to seriously reduce global emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG).  EPA is actually required by law to reduce power and industrial GHG emissions in the...

John Farrell - October 09, 2014

Local, Lower Prices, 33 Percent Renewable — Sonoma Clean (Community) Power Has Launched

Starting this May, 20,000 Sonoma County, CA, electricity customers are getting renewable power at a lower cost than from their previous electric utility, Pacific Gas & Electric. The...

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...

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...

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