Los Angeles will be receiving power from geothermal energy sources

Geothermal Energy Hot Spring

LADWP forms agreement to make use of geothermal energy The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) has formed a new agreement to make use of geothermal energy. This is expected to help Los Angeles accomplish its environmental goals within the coming years. By 2025, the city intends to become coal-free, relying completely on renewable energy. The agreement to acquire geothermal energy was approved by the City Council and finally signed by Mayor Eric Garcetti shortly thereafter. Geothermal energy will be coming from projects in Nevada Per the agreement,…

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New geothermal energy plant could come to the Salton Sea

Hopes could be raised for Salton Sea green energy advocates and those who support the lake’s restoration. Controlled Thermal Resources (CTR), a multi-faceted Electricity Generation and Mineral Extraction Corporation, is interested in developing a huge geothermal energy plant by the Salton Sea; the shallow, saline, endorheic rift lake that sits on the San Andreas Fault and is mostly located in California’s Coachella and Imperial Valleys. The lake is home to one of world’s strongest geothermal reservoirs and the development of more renewable resources in the area is welcome by many…

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Geothermal energy potential may increase due to shrinking Salton Sea

The receding Salton Sea might not be all bad news for California. According to what officials said at the Southern California Energy Summit, which took place last week, while the shrinking of the Salton Sea, which is predominantly located in California’s Imperial and Coachella Valleys, could cause a serious public health hazard, it could also increase geothermal energy development in the region. It is believed that the exposed lake bed will have both negative and positive effects on the area. The more the sea recedes, the more lake-bed is exposed.…

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Geothermal Energy is Underrated

Geothermal energy has been seeing strong growth in recent years, but much of this growth is going uncelebrated. This form of renewable energy is not often considered to be as attractive as solar and wind power. In some cases, even hydrogen fuel cell receive more attention than geothermal power. The inherent energy of the planet holds a great deal of promise, however, especially as fossil-fuels become less favorable. Last year, global geothermal energy capacity reached 12,000 megawatts, growing 3% from what it had been in 2012. This represented the greatest…

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Geothermal energy bill a hot topic in California

The passing of a geothermal law could lead to mandatory change for the state’s energy retail sellers. Known as Senate Bill 1139, the proposed legislation, authored by Coachella Valley Assemblyman V. Manual Pérez and San Diego Senator Ben Hueso, would require utilities, such as San Diego Gas & Electric or Southern California Edison, to buy 500 megawatts (MW) of power from baseload geothermal energy facilities by the end of 2024. The bill is particularly important to the Imperial Valley. SB 1139 is considered vital by the Imperial Irrigation District (IID)…

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New launch site may boost US geothermal energy capacity

A lake in California could be utilized to produce power. Salton Sea could be a hotspot for geothermal energy and Imperial Irrigation District (IID), a local utility, is hoping to use this California lake to generate electricity by converting the heat that is naturally produced beneath it into energy. Salton Sea is rich with geothermal resources. Created in 1905 as a result of a Colorado River flood, Salton Sea is showing a lot of potential for being the new launch site for geothermal power in the United States. The salt…

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Geothermal energy use may increase in California if new bill passes

A new bill could help to build a clean energy future in the Golden State. Recently, a bill known as SB 1139 was approved by the Senate Energy, Utilities and Communication Committee, and this bill would require electric utilities that are publicly owned and retail sellers of energy to obtain 500 MW (megawatts) of electricity from base load geothermal energy plants by 2024. California has ample geothermal resources that are underused. SB 1139 was authored by Senator Ben Hueso and co-authored by Assemblymember V. Manuel Pérez. According to Hueso, the…

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California may be missing out on geothermal energy potential

State could be falling short on its energy goals by not supporting geothermal power enough The Geothermal Energy Association has released a new report concerning the state of geothermal power in California. The state has been a strong advocate of clean energy for some time, but most of its efforts to embrace clean power have been focused on solar energy. California is home to a great deal of geothermal potential, however, which remains largely untapped. This potential could translate into major progress toward the state’s energy goals. Report highlights the…

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