Geothermal Energy News
- EPA's Plan to Curb Carbon Pollution Can Save Billions
The news about the Environmental Protection Agency?s plan to limit carbon pollution from existing power plants just got even better: the proposed Clean Power Plan (CPP) can save the power industry and its customers ? us ? as much as $2 to $4 billion in 2020 and $6 to 9 billion in 2030, while cleaning our air and modernizing the electricity sector.
- What a Thoughtful Idea! Renewable Energy Gift-giving for the Holidays
It?s that time of year again. Are you prepared for the gift giving season? In case you need some extra help, we here at RenewableEnergyWorld.com (REW) wanted to give you some ideas for holiday gifts that you might not have thought of yourself. Below please find some ideas to inspire you to give the gift of renewables. Disclaimer: Part of this list
- Investing in Innovative Ideas for a Clean Energy Future
The clean energy revolution is now, and the U.S. Energy Department is stepping up its commitment to help innovators commercialize their best ideas. At the recent Industry Growth Forum (IGF) in Denver, Colorado, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy David Danielson announced the new Lab-Corps program to accelerate the transfer of clean energy technologies from the national laboratories to the marketplace, so that game-changing innovations don't languish for lack of money and equipment.
- Wind Energy Provides More Than Two-Thirds of New US Generating Capacity in Oc...
According to the latest "Energy Infrastructure Update" report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) Office of Energy Projects, wind power provided over two-thirds (68.41 percent) of new U.S. electrical generating capacity in October 2014. Specifically, five wind farms in Colorado, Kansas, Michigan, Nebraska, and Texas came on line last month, accounting for 574 MW of new capacity.
- California?s Reserve Fund Won?t Lift the Financing Boot from PACE?s Neck
Earlier this year, the state of California announced a $10 million loan-loss reserve to solve the Federal Housing Finance Agency?s severe restrictions on using property-tax based financing for energy efficiency and renewable energy on residential property. It?s a great concept, but evidence from on of California?s best property assessed clean energ
- Shining a Light on Women Leaders in the Power Industry
In early 2013, a group of women, dubbed the Women in Power committee, assembled in Orlando, Florida to figure out how to honor women who have dedicated their careers to the power industry. The industry is male-dominated with men making up more than 75 percent of the workforce, according to estimates.
- Why Geothermal Heat Pumps Should be a Carbon Reduction Tool for Coal Plants
The Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) is seeking a partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to cut pollution that degrades our health and contributes to climate change. On Nov. 4, GEO submitted comments to EPA urging that renewable thermal energy and geothermal heat pumps be recognized in its proposed rulemaking under Section 111(d) of the U.S. Clean Air Act to cut carbon pollution from existing power plants. The proposed rule allows flexibility in meeting the agency?s desired emissions reductions across the nation, including renewable energy and energy efficiency.
- The 51st State Forum Is Now Open ? Share Your Ideal Energy Market
Innovators are, almost by nature, impatient people. What?s here and now is never good enough; they must tinker with it, always looking ahead to how they would do it differently or better. So, when the first articles appeared about the Solar Electric Power Association?s 51st State Initiative on clean tech websites, including RenewableEnergyWorld.co
- France Ploughs Ahead with Renewable Energy While Australia Scales Back Clean ...
While France has set ambitious targets to increase the share of renewables in its total energy consumption, Australia has taken a contrasting approach by repealing its 2011 Clean Energy Act, which established the carbon pricing mechanism, according to Pranav Srivastava, an analyst with research and consulting firm GlobalData.
- Obama to Pledge $3 Billion for Climate Change Fund
President Barack Obama will pledge $3 billion to a United Nations climate-change fund that?s intended to help poor nations boost renewable energy and counter the ill effects of global warming.
- Peru to Unveil Plans for Renewable Power Auction
Peru?s government is set to announce plans for a renewable-energy auction during a global climate conference to be held next month in Lima.
- Africa Opens Its First Geothermal Energy Research Center for Workforce Develo...
Africa is set to open its first ever-geothermal energy research centre at the Dedan Kimathi University of Science and Technology (DeKUT) in Kenya. As interest in the African geothermal market grows, the region is now focused on building a strong workforce to spur exploration and development of the increasingly important source of renewable energy.
- DOE Loan Guarantee Program Vilified by Republicans Turns a Profit
The U.S. expects to earn $5 billion to $6 billion from a federal loan program, bolstering President Barack Obama?s decision to back low-carbon technologies.