Geothermal Energy News
- Latin America Report: Gauging Mexico's Wind Energy Market
The U.S. market for wind energy is something of a contradiction: it's one of the world's larger markets and fastest growing with its own supply chain, yet it's still heavily reliant upon a production tax credit, which was renewed at the last minute last December (yet late with enough uncertainty to chill many projects in the pipeline), and this time its renewal is even less certain.
- Asia Report: Why India's Solar Market Looks Brighter in 2014
India's solar market is on track to be roughly the same in 2013 as it was in 2012, which is surprising given the ~20 percent overall growth projected for global solar demand. But optimism and expectations continue to emerge for India's solar potential.
- Geothermal Visual: Seismograph Record of Passing Trains Vs. EGS Stimulation
Courtesy of Trenton Cladouhos, Senior Vice President R&D, AltaRock Energy This photo shows a seismograph record from an instrument in La Pine, Oregon, the nearest town to AltaRock Energy?s Newberry Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) demonstration, on the day of the project?s largest microseismic event on December 7, 2012. The seismograph shows that
- Is Geothermal the Only Baseload Power Replacement that Makes Sense?
There are no plans for new coal plants to be built in the United States. This opens doors for the geothermal industry possibly more than ever before in U.S. history. In an Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecast to 2018, coal was one of the top-cost commissioning technology options; geothermal was one of the lowest.
- What the Energy Future Looks Like: West Village, University of California at ...
In the global competition for appealing clean energy solutions, a leading entry is the new West Village at the University of California at Davis (UC Davis), which today celebrated significant progress toward its goal of becoming the largest planned ?zero-net energy? community in the United States.
- UN Conference Overlooks Rising Power of Wind and Other Renewables
Another annual United Nations conference on climate change has ended and international negotiators once again failed to agree to a new treaty on reducing global greenhouse gas emissions from burning fossil fuels. Countries gathering the past two weeks in Warsaw made earnest speeches, said they understood the challenge that humans face from increasi
- Earnings Season for Ten Clean Energy Stocks
The third quarter earnings season has been quite eventful for my Ten Clean Energy Stocks for 2013 and six alternative picks model portfolios, so much so that writing about them has taken a back seat to keeping up with the announcements. There were a number of earnings disappointments and earnings announcements which were in line with my expectations but the market treated like disappointments. These resulted in an overall decline of 2.5 percent for the portfolio since the last update, even as my industry benchmarks, the Powershares Wilderhill Clean Energy (PBW) and my small cap benchmark (IWM) were up 1.0 percent and 3.9 percent over the months since October 15th.
- Navigating New Developments in Turkey?s Growing Renewable Energy Market
In February of this year, Turkey?s Energy Minister Taner Yildiz, announced plans to increase the ratio of the country?s renewable energy resources to 30 percent of total energy production by 2023. Over the next ten years The Turkish government is seeking considerable investments to fund projects in wind, solar, hydropower, biomass and geothermal energy, believing a thriving renewable industry to be pivotal to future economic growth. Turkey has already enticed major international investors such as General Electric and Siemens AG; General Electric opened the 22.5-megawatt (MW) Sares wind farm and 10-MW Karadag site, and is scheduled to supply turbines to Fina Enerji Holding AS; Siemens is contracted to supply turbines to a 50-MW wind farm, and the firm expects to be involved in further projects in 2014.
- Renewables and Nuclear: Why Can't We Be Friends?
"The color of your skin don't matter to me, as long as we can live in harmony." - WAR, "Why Can't We Be Friends?" The above verse was written about how differences in people should not matter in the grand scheme of life, but the words can also apply to the relationship between nuclear and renewables in the grand scheme of power generation. It's a w
- THAT'S HOT - Online Advertising
I've blogged on this subject before and, you guessed it, online advertising continues to grow more rapidly that ever before! It's time to learn more and get on the online advertising bandwagon today. I hope you find this helpful. ? Peter ------- Don't you just love online advertising? I know I do ? it is easily trackable. You, renewable energy, s
- Geothermal Boreholes Are NOT Wells
The geothermal heat pump (GHP) industry prides itself on offering an efficient, environmentally friendly technology for satisfying the thermal loads of buildings. To do so, a GHP system relies on circulating water through pipes placed underground (either vertically or horizontally) to tap the natural heat retained by the earth.
- FERC: Almost All New US Electricity Generation Coming from Solar
The U.S. brought online nearly 700 MW of new electricity generation in October, and practically all of it was large-scale solar energy, according to data from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) Office of Energy Projects.
- Latin America Report: Wind Sweeps Brazil's A-3 Power Auctions
Brazil's latest A-3 auction, matching up developers and power purchasers to prepare renewable energy projects to meet the nation's electricity demand by 2016, was a landslide win for wind energy -- but a shutout for solar, which was included in the process for the first time.