Leslie Blodgett's Blog Posts

- December 03, 2014

Geothermal Visual: Jobs Created by Power Plants

The graph above shows jobs created at actual geothermal power plants using information GEA collected over the last few years; companies are kept anonymous to protect proprietary information....

- November 04, 2014

Geothermal Visual: Resource Potential in the Caribbean

The Caribbean is well primed to expand in geothermal production. Most countries in the Caribbean rely on expensive oil for their energy needs, but the islands are situated on continental...

- 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...

- 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,...

- 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...

- 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...

- 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...

- May 16, 2014

Geothermal Visual: The Importance of Land Position when Drilling

The relationship between geothermal energy and innovations in mapping the subsurface of the Earth was discussed at the recent “Geothermal Best Practices for Risk Reduction Workshop,”...

- May 06, 2014

Geothermal Visual: Total US Nameplate Geothermal Capacity

This geothermal visual gives the total nameplate capacity of geothermal energy in megawatts as counted in the U.S. from 1971 through 2013, and the timeline is marked where enacted policies...

- April 29, 2014

Geothermal Visual: Estimated Supply Curve for Conventional US Geothermal Resources

NREL’s graph shows USGS estimates of the supply of electricity generation potential from geothermal resources for the U.S. as a whole.  GEA’s recent “Report on the State of Geothermal...

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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