Karl Gawell, executive director of the Geothermal Energy Association, explains what's happening in Washington during the election season, what the geothermal project pipeline looks like, and how new technologies can enhance development.
Halley Dickey of TAS Energy discusses the company's project development plans, how it is moving it's focus outside the U.S., what what the U.S. needs to establish a favorable growth market.
Joe Lillard of Atlas Copco discusses where Atlas is currently seeing highest project development demand, major barriers to geothermal development and what practices the industry could adopt from the oil and gas industry.
At the 2012 GEA Expo, many educational institutions were present to promote geothermal energy programs. REW visited several of these booths to discover what these insitutions had to offer and what job prospects look like.
Steve Ponder, interim executive director of the Geothermal Resources Council, discusses the GRC initiative to educate, how the industry can move forward, and his "Big Tent" philosophy.
Wendy Calvin of the National Geothermal Academy gives an update on the intensive 8-week summer programs' success, and graduate students Tyler Kent and Jonathan Payne discuss what they are working on in their Master's program and job prospects.
Paul Thomsen of ORMAT discusses areas in and outside the U.S. that look like prime spots for new geothermal development, and if the U.S. can survive without incentives and what that means for new technologies.
Norma Velasquez of Truckee Meadows Community College describes the rising demand for geothermal plant operators and the college's new certificate program that is working to fill the need.
Spencer Jones and Andrew Zvibleman explain the innovative renwable energy engineering program offered at the Oregon Institute of Technology, its advantages over a typical engineering or certificate program, and what job prospects look like.
Dr. Fred Aminzadeh and student Tayed tafti discuss the University of Southern California's masters program in geothermal and how its center for geothermal studies is working to advance geothermal innovations globally.