Geothermal energy may fully power a Philippine island

The Philippines is one of the leading producers of the renewable resource. For decades, the Philippines has used geothermal energy, produced from volcanic heat below the islands, to generate electricity, and it is now undertaking a new project that would lead to this renewable energy source powering the entire island of Mindoro. The Philippines is located atop the Ring of Fire. The Southeast Asian island country is situated in the Pacific Ocean above what is called the Ring of Fire, a region of the pacific that is home to more…

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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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