A new bill could improve geothermal energy developments in the U.S.

The bill has bipartisan support. Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski from Alaska and Democrat Senator Maria Cantwell from Washington state have sponsored a bill called “The Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015”, a bill that has been designed to support geothermal energy advancements in the United States, by removing important barriers that hinder geothermal development. The legislation includes several provisions, among which is a 50,000 MW National Geothermal Goal. In addition to the national 50 GW goal for developing this renewable power, this legislation would also direct federal agencies to identify…

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Geothermal energy has grown globally but stalled in the U.S.

Worldwide, geothermal power met with some success, last year. 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 at 620 megawatts (MW). The U.S.-based GEA would have liked to have seen even half of the global growth rate in the United States. In spite of being the world leader in geothermal energy, due to a boom in the country in the 1970’s…

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Geothermal energy expected to see growth in 2015

The GEA expects geothermal to experience forward progress in the U.S. and around the globe. The geothermal markets in the United States and around are the world are anticipated to grow this year, according to the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA), with strong growth expected to be seen in global markets and slower growth in America, due to U.S. state and federal policy adjustments. 2014 was a strong year for geothermal power. The GEA reported that the global market reached a combined added growth of 700 megawatts (MW) of operational geothermal…

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Geothermal energy looks promising in the Pacific Northwest

Oregon has unexplored geothermal potential. The annual meeting that is held by the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) is taking place this year in Portland, and one of the reasons the event is being held in Oregon’s largest city is that industry leaders say that the Pacific Northwest (PNW) has massive geothermal potential. There are several geothermal projects currently taking place across the Northwest. According to the latest annual report from the industry, there are over a dozen projects related to this renewable resource presently under development throughout the Northwest region.…

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Geothermal energy may not be as expensive as it seems

Report highlights the costs of geothermal power The Geothermal Energy Association has released a new report that serves as an analysis of information provided by several government and private organizations. The report focuses on the actual cost of geothermal power and aims to shed some light on its viability as a primary energy source. Currently, one of the most significant concerns regarding geothermal energy, and renewable power in general, is cost. Clean technologies are expensive, and this make renewable energy expensive as well. The actual cost of clean power may…

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Geothermal energy efforts celebrated on special awareness day

The geothermal industry participates in Geothermal Awareness Day in California. Yesterday, a variety of activities took place in Sacramento and throughout the state of California for the purpose of recognizing contributions individuals and companies made in 2013 to the development of the geothermal energy industry. Raising awareness and educating people is another important part of the event. Geothermal Awareness Day is not just about honoring those who have made advancements via the field of geothermal power, but to also provide geothermal energy information to the public. Geothermal Energy Association (GEA)…

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Geothermal energy report shows global energy market is exploding

A new study reveals there are 76 countries taking part in nearly 700 geothermal projects. The Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) recently released its 2014 Annual U.S. & Global Power Production Report at its International Geothermal Showcase in Washington D.C., which revealed that many communities around the world are being driven to invest in geothermal power due to climate change related threats that are bringing about a greater need for alternative energy sources. The international energy market is continually expanding at a 4 to 5 percent rate. The geothermal energy information…

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Geothermal energy market is gaining momentum

Representatives to come together for geothermal power conference being held in the US Representatives from 24 countries will come together in Washington D.C. in April in order to participate in an event being hosted by the Geothermal Energy Association. The event is meant to highlight matters concerning geothermal development in the U.S. and elsewhere in the world. During the event, the Geothermal Energy Association is expected to release the results of its annual international geothermal market update, showcasing the growth that this form of renewable energy has made throughout 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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Geothermal energy gaining popularity in South America

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South American countries turn to geothermal energy A new report from the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program, a  global, multi-donor trust fund administered by the World Bank, shows that South America has a high potential for geothermal energy. As climate change begins to become more of a concern, several South American countries are looking to adopt alternative energy in an effort to reduce their impact on the environment. Geothermal energy has been growing in prominence in the region recently due to its availability. Clean energy may help countries cope with…

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Geothermal Energy Association reports on growth seen in the U.S.

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Geothermal energy being tapped in the United States Geothermal energy is experiencing strong growth in the U.S. according to the Geothermal Energy Association. Geothermal energy has been growing in popularity in the U.S. recently as an alternative to fossil-fuels. The country is focused on an “all-of-the-above” energy plan which has it pursuing various renewable fuels. Geothermal power is common in Japan, where the energy is used to heat homes throughout the country. The association has released a new report showing the growth of the geothermal industry in 2011. According to…

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