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Winton's new power source - Queensland Country Life

2 hours 11 min ago

Winton's new power source
Queensland Country Life
PIONEERING Winton is blazing a new trail on the alternative energy front by announcing plans to power its town with geothermal technology. Winton Shire Mayor Butch Lenton said the project has the potential to save the local community up to $15 million ...

Winton to develop geothermal energy project to use water as power source - Courier Mail

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 6:15pm

Courier Mail

Winton to develop geothermal energy project to use water as power source
Courier Mail
The Winton Shire Council admits it is ambitious but it wants to develop a geothermal energy project firstly for council buildings but potentially for the entire town. The scheme could save the local community up to $15 million in energy consumption. It ...

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25 MW More Geothermal For Hawaii's Big Island - CleanTechnica

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 1:11pm

CleanTechnica

25 MW More Geothermal For Hawaii's Big Island
CleanTechnica
Twenty-five megawatts of geothermal energy will be added to the existing 38 MW produced by a plant on the Big Island. Hawaii Electric Light Co. chose Ormat Technologies Inc. to develop the extra geothermal energy. Ormat has fifty years of geothermal ...

Business in Brief / Ormat Technologies to build new geothermal energy plant in ... - Haaretz

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 7:14pm

Haaretz

Business in Brief / Ormat Technologies to build new geothermal energy plant in ...
Haaretz
The market for renewable energy sources, such as geothermal energy, could grow after Hawaii's electric company, Hawaii Electric Light, approached the state's electricity regulatory agency and asked that the current target that 40% of the state's ...

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Bolivia To Combine Efforts with Costa Rica on Geothermal Energy - The Costa Rican Times

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 4:56pm

The Costa Rican Times

Bolivia To Combine Efforts with Costa Rica on Geothermal Energy
The Costa Rican Times
geothermal-energy costa rica Bolivia's power utility Empresa Nacional de Electricidad (Ende) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Friday to receive technical assistance from Costa Rica for evaluation of geothermal resources and construction of ...

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Electricity Cost Decreases By 30% In Kenya Due To Geothermal - CleanTechnica

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 1:16pm

CleanTechnica

Electricity Cost Decreases By 30% In Kenya Due To Geothermal
CleanTechnica
The reason for the favorable shift is the country's consistent investment in geothermal energy. Geothermal activity in Kenya is abundant, so it makes very good sense to develop more geothermal power there. Recently, two new plants were commissioned in ...

Electricity Cost Decreases By 30% In Kenya Due To Geothermal - CleanTechnica

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 1:16pm

CleanTechnica

Electricity Cost Decreases By 30% In Kenya Due To Geothermal
CleanTechnica
The reason for the favorable shift is the country's consistent investment in geothermal energy. Geothermal activity in Kenya is abundant, so it makes very good sense to develop more geothermal power there. Recently, two new plants were commissioned in ...

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$24 Million A Month Saved By Geothermal In Kenya - CleanTechnica

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 1:01pm

CleanTechnica

$24 Million A Month Saved By Geothermal In Kenya
CleanTechnica
If a drought occurs, this form of energy decreases. Climate change apparently is intensifying some weather patterns, so it does appear prudent to switch to more geothermal to avoid lower hydropower out should there be more droughts and longer ones.

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Bolivia signs MoU with Costa Rica on geothermal energy - SeeNews Renewables

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 7:28am

Bolivia signs MoU with Costa Rica on geothermal energy
SeeNews Renewables
March 2 (SeeNews) - Bolivia's power utility Empresa Nacional de Electricidad (Ende) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Friday to receive technical assistance from Costa Rica for evaluation of geothermal resources and construction of the ...

Owner of Hawaii's only geothermal energy plant sells 40% stake to Canada ... - Pacific Business News (Honolulu)

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 5:37pm

Owner of Hawaii's only geothermal energy plant sells 40% stake to Canada ...
Pacific Business News (Honolulu)
Ormat Technologies Inc., the owner and operator of Hawaii's only geothermal energy plant, will sell a 40 percent stake in several of its geothermal plants, including Puna Geothermal Venture's facility on the Big Island, to Canada's Northleaf Capital ...

KENYA : AGIL drilling for geothermal energy at Longonot - Africa Intelligence (subscription)

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 6:55pm

KENYA : AGIL drilling for geothermal energy at Longonot
Africa Intelligence (subscription)
Africa Geothermal International (Kenya) Ltd (AGIL), which has had a licence to develop a geothermal energy project at Longonot in the Rift Valley since 2009, is to sink four wells in July to determine the zone's potential. It has just issued a call to ...

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KENYA : AGIL drilling for geothermal energy at Longonot - Africa Intelligence (subscription)

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 6:40pm

KENYA : AGIL drilling for geothermal energy at Longonot
Africa Intelligence (subscription)
Africa Geothermal International (Kenya) Ltd (AGIL), which has had a licence to develop a geothermal energy project at Longonot in the Rift Valley since 2009, is to sink four wells in July to determine the zone's potential. It has just issued a call to ...

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Geothermal energy has grown globally but stalled in the U.S. - Hydrogen Fuel News

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 6:01am

Hydrogen Fuel News

Geothermal energy has grown globally but stalled in the U.S.
Hydrogen Fuel News
According to a preview from the Geothermal Energy Association's (GEA) latest annual report, for the third consecutive year, the geothermal industry expanded by about 5 percent overall and reached 12.8 gigawatts (GW), with global capacity additions put ...

Garamendi Joins Bipartisan Fight for Geothermal Energy Revenue - Record Bee

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 10:39pm

Garamendi Joins Bipartisan Fight for Geothermal Energy Revenue
Record Bee
WASHINGTON, DC >> Last week, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA), a former Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Interior Department, joined a bipartisan Congressional coalition urging lawmakers to preserve geothermal revenue sharing for local ...

HELCO selects Ormat for 25 MW of additional geothermal energy - Big Island Video News

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 6:54pm

Big Island Video News

HELCO selects Ormat for 25 MW of additional geothermal energy
Big Island Video News
PUNA, Hawaii – The Hawai'i Electric Light Company has made its choice for the company that will expand geothermal energy on Hawaii Island. Ormat, the owner of Puna Geothermal Venture operating in Pohoiki, has been selected to provide an additional ...
HELCO selects Ormat to provide an additional 25MW of geothermal energyHawaii 24/7 (press release)

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Zoo's geothermal system keeps polar bears cool, guests warm - Winnipeg Sun

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 2:54pm

Winnipeg Sun

Zoo's geothermal system keeps polar bears cool, guests warm
Winnipeg Sun
"We are the only facility of its kind in Canada with a clean, renewable geothermal energy system of this integration, scale and sophistication," APC CEO Margaret Redmond said. "The geothermal energy system running within this exhibit demonstrates our ...
Journey to Churchill Benefiting from Geothermal Heating, CoolingChrisD.ca
Winnipeg's polar bears keep cool, stay warm, with green technologyCBC.ca

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Geothermal Drilling Is a Threat to Kenya's Wildlife - Voice of America (blog)

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 1:20pm

Geothermal Drilling Is a Threat to Kenya's Wildlife
Voice of America (blog)
Geothermal power comes from heat trapped deep under the Earth's surface. It can be used to generate, or produce, electricity. Kenya's Rift Valley is rich in geothermal energy. Some Kenyans believe geothermal resources are the answer to their nation's ...

Journey to Churchill Benefiting from Geothermal Heating, Cooling - ChrisD.ca

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 10:47am

ChrisD.ca

Journey to Churchill Benefiting from Geothermal Heating, Cooling
ChrisD.ca
WINNIPEG — A geothermal energy system running the Journey to Churchill exhibit at Assiniboine Park Zoo is continuing to generate savings. The system provides clean, renewable energy for heating and cooling of the exhibit, and comes with the assistance ...
Zoo's geothermal system keeps polar bears cool, guests warmWinnipeg Sun
Winnipeg's polar bears keep cool, stay warm, with green technologyCBC.ca

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US Geothermal Stuck in the Mud, but 2014 Global Growth Boosts Industry - Breaking Energy

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 9:21am

Breaking Energy

US Geothermal Stuck in the Mud, but 2014 Global Growth Boosts Industry
Breaking Energy
The geothermal industry's efforts to grab a bigger slice of the growing renewable energy pie met with some success in 2014, though that wasn't reflected in the United States, where questions remain as to when – or if – geothermal might become more than ...
Kenya's Geothermal Investments Contribute to Green Energy GrowthWorld Bank Group

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Kenya Geothermal Program Increasing Electricity Access, Growth - World Bank - Sputnik International

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 7:03pm

Kenya Geothermal Program Increasing Electricity Access, Growth - World Bank
Sputnik International
The contribution of geothermal energy to Kenya's national energy mix reached 51 percent last week, after the two Olkaria 1 and Olkaria 4 plants were opened up, according to the statement. The cost of power to Kenyan industrialists and domestic ...

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