REview2002 – Geothermal

Today, we begin a comprehensive look back on the news that shaped the Renewable Energy industry in 2002 – REview2002. In this and the next six special, Daily Editions, we’ll highlight specific stories – by technology – that we think had the most impact in that area last year, plus other related features and, of course, our regular coverage of the latest RE news. We begin today with a look at Geothermal – tomorrow we focus on BioEnergy.

Geothermal Power Production Rises Washington, D.C. – April 15, 2002 [SolarAccess.com] Geothermal energy production has expanded 50 percent over the past decade and this renewable power sources is now serving over 47 million people worldwide, according to data released by the U.S. Geothermal Energy Association (GEA). At the beginning of the century, 21 countries produced electricity using their geothermal resources. Click for Full Story:Interior Dept. to Sell Nevada Geothermal Lease Steamboat, Nevada – August 1, 2002 [SolarAccess.com] Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton recently announced that acreage in eight Known Geothermal Resource Areas (KGRA) in Nevada will be up for competitive sale in September. Click for Full Story:Geothermal Project Begins Energy Commission Review Sacramento, California – September 26, 2002 [SolarAccess.com] The California Energy Commission has voted the Salton Sea Unit Six project data adequate meaning the application is complete and ready for the staff to analyze under the Energy Commission’s comprehensive 12-month power plant review process. Click for Full Story:Tribe to Develop Geothermal Resources Reno, Nevada – November 12, 2002 [SolarAccess.com] The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe and Advanced Thermal Systems, Inc. (ATS), a geothermal energy company, are creating a joint venture to develop the geothermal resources on the Tribe’s reservation north of Reno. Click for Full Story:Geothermal System Slated for Wisconsin Resort Cable, Wisconsin – November 15, 2002 [SolarAccess.com] Telemark Resort & Convention Center has contracted with North American Energy Co., of Stillwater, Minnesota to design and install green energy systems throughout the resort. Click for Full Story:North American Energy Brings RE to Minnesota St. Paul, Minnesota – November 20, 2002 [SolarAccess.com] Once completed, a new condo complex in St. Paul will strike a synergy between the past and the future as an old deserted manufacturing complex is renovated into energy efficient apartments. Click for Full Story:Geothermal Project Wins Approval Washington, D.C. – December 2, 2002 [SolarAccess.com] The U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service have approved development by the Calpine Corporation of a 48 MW geothermal power plant at Telephone Flat, near Medicine Lake on the Modoc National Forest in Siskiyou County, California. Click for Full Story:

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