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Leslie Blodgett's Articles

- July 31, 2014

Three Geothermal Bills Look to Speed Up US Development

On Tuesday, July 29, there were two hearings in U.S. Congress subcommittees that are significant to the geothermal industry. A House subcommittee discussed three bills, with two specifically...

- July 17, 2014

US Senate Passes Geothermal Production Expansion Act

On July 9, the Senate took up S.363, The Geothermal Production Expansion Act of 2013, and passed it without amendment by unanimous consent. The bill was sponsored by Senators Ron Wyden...

- June 27, 2014

California Bill Approved in Assembly Utilities and Commerce Committee to Advance Geothermal

On June 23, the California Assembly Committee on Utilities and Commerce approved SB 1139 by a 8-5 vote and now heads to Assembly Appropriations Committee. The bill requires energy retailers...

- June 09, 2014

Landmark Legislation Could Put Geothermal Back on Track for California

The California Assembly is up next to consider a 500-megawatt (MW)-by-2024 geothermal procurement bill. This follows the May 28 passage of S.B. 1139 by the state Senate in a 21-11 vote....

- May 21, 2014

Global Geothermal News Roundup: US Plants Near Completion, South America Closer to Tapping Resource

Geothermal projects are on the move worldwide. Some highlights include Oregon’s Paisley geothermal plant, which is expected to be completed this summer. Various projects are moving...

- April 11, 2014

State Legislature Hearing: Why Isn't California Using More Geothermal?

Geothermal potential was the subject of a joint committee hearing in California on April 3 led by State Senator Ben Hueso, D-40th Senate District, and Assemblyman V. Manuel Pérez, D-46th...

- April 04, 2014

Geothermal Energy Is a Superior Solution for Today’s Electrical Grids

Geothermal resources provide about 3,440 MW of power to the United States electrical grid as of early 2014.

- March 07, 2014

Hawaii Senator Blasts Agencies for Geothermal Project Standstill

Attorneys and a state Senator are getting involved in a still-unawarded geothermal contract Hawaii Electric Light Co. (HELCO) had originally said would be awarded before the end of...

- December 20, 2013

Geothermal Energy 2013 Year-in-Review: An Awakening Global Market

As the thousands of people in the geothermal energy industry wrap up an exciting and challenging year, they are united by some recurring themes. Investigative geologists, problem-solving...

- December 12, 2013

World Bank Prepares Djibouti’s Geothermal Project for Private Sector Expertise

Developing countries that are interested in geothermal energy may see transformational results by approaching World Bank and other institutions, as Djibouti did. In an interview, the...

Leslie Blodgett

Leslie Blodgett

Leslie is located in Washington DC at the Office of the Geothermal Energy Association and serves on the Renewable Energy World North America Conference and Expo committee.

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