Munich geothermal energy planning is underway

The German city has been conducting seismic studies to use the heat under the earth’s surface. The large scale Munich geothermal energy plans have now been released for the city located in Bavaria, Germany. The city’s plans for the renewable energy as a heating source are quite ambitious. The Munich geothermal energy strategy goals involve a 2040 deadline. By then, it wants to become the first large city in the world to be heated by 100 percent renewable energy. Geothermal energy will be playing a considerable role in this sizeable…

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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 project in New Zealand moves forward

Eastland Group is given approval to move on to the next development phase of its geothermal power station. In a recent press release from Eastland Group, the company announced that it has received development approval from its sole shareholder, Eastland Community Trust, to go ahead with its planned $120 million investment in its Te Ahi O Maui geothermal energy plant. The company intends to build the plant near Kawerau, a town in New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty region. The plant will be designed to produce about 20 megawatts of power….

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Taiwan to develop first geothermal energy plant

This will be the East Asian sovereign state’s second attempt at a geothermal facility. Plans for a geothermal energy plant in the Dutan Mountain range, could lead to the development of the first renewable power facility of its kind in Taiwan, and would be the islands second endeavor to erect one of these plants, as the initial attempt for a facility in Yilan County was suspended in 2012 due to environmental concerns, Reported Taiwan Today. The total installed capacity of the plant could reach 100 MW. According to the municipal…

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World’s largest geothermal energy facility launched in Kenya

The East African country set a world record by commissioning the biggest single geothermal power plant. Generating 140 megawatts (MW), the Olkaria IV geothermal energy plant that was launched by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta is projected to lower electricity costs in the country by 30% by the end of this month and an additional 50% by early 2015. The renewable energy project is likely to lead to a lower cost of living. The increased amount of geothermal power will give Kenya great energy independence, as the nation will need to…

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Geothermal energy plants in Turkey help save water

Water usage has been reduced by three geothermal power plants in the country. Three Turkish geothermal energy facilities owned by Kipas Holding have dramatically lowered water usage, decreased CO2 emissions, reduced corrosion and are utilizing the Industrial Internet with assistance from GE’s water treatment technology. Kipas Holding was honored with an award for its notable environmental efforts. General Electric (GE) honored the company with the Return on Environment (ROE) award to recognize the company’s significant reductions in water usage, corrosion and CO2. Kipas Holding has three existing Maren Enerji geothermal…

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DOE invests in new geothermal energy projects

Federal agency adds $18 million worth of new geothermal projects to its portfolio The U.S. Department of Energy has added new geothermal energy projects to its portfolio. Some $18 million worth of geothermal projects are now being supported by the federal agency. The agency has invested funds into 32 new projects. This may be a sign that the federal government is beginning to show more support for geothermal power, which has seen relatively little government support when compared to other forms of renewable energy. Geothermal has received little attention in…

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Geothermal energy system adopted by Missouri S&T

Old power plant shut down to make way for geothermal power. Since 1945, the Missouri University of Science and Technology campus has received steam energy from a coal and wood chip burning power plant, but the facility was permanently closed on May 21, 2014 and will be replaced by a geothermal energy system. 17 buildings on campus will receive heating and cooling from the system. Missouri S&T’s geothermal power system will be fully operational by the fall of this year and, in addition to providing heat and air conditioning to…

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Small geothermal energy projects may become popular in Japan

IHI Corporation anticipates that smaller geothermal plants will find better success than larger facilities. Japan is seeking greener energy sources and IHI Corp. believes that small geothermal energy plants will be a big hit in the country, particularly in the years to come. A 20 Kilowatt (kW) generator has the ability to convert hot water into electricity. The Japanese heavy equipment manufacturer, which is based out of Tokyo, has created a 20 kW generator that cannot only produce energy from hot water, but it can be up and running in…

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Geothermal energy system being developed in the Philippines

New geothermal power plant is under construction on Mindoro A new geothermal energy facility is taking root on Mindoro island in the Philippines. The facility is being built and will be managed by Emerging Power. The Montelago Geothermal Power Plant, as it is being called, is expected to begin producing electrical power at some point in 2016. The facility is expected to have a total energy capacity of 40 megawatts. The new energy system is expected to help reduce the cost of electricity in the Philippines while also guarding against…

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World Bank awards Kenya with $110 million for alternative energy projects

Geothermal Energy - Kenya

Africa is home to one of the most profound energy shifts in the world. While the continent is rife with turmoil, a growing number of nations are turning to alternative energy to meet the needs of their people. Spurred by famine, unclean water and a growing population, alternative energy may be one of the few things that guarantee the future of Africa. Kenya is one of the nation’s leading the charge toward sustainability and has won the support of one of the world’s largest financial institutions. The World Bank, an…

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