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Fossil and nuclear fuels spending to rise at renewable energy expense

In Washington DC, House Appropriations subcommittee Committee Chairman Rodney P. Frelinghuysen (R – NJ) issued a prepared statement on the fiscal year 2012 energy and water development appropriations bill. In it, he says The bill for fiscal year 2012 provides $30.639 billion, $1.043 billion below fiscal year 2011 and $5.9 billion below the President’s request [...]

GTP looking to advance geothermal resource development

In Washington D.C., the U.S. Department of Energy’s Geothermal Technologies Program (GTP) will issue in June a Funding Opportunity Announcement to expand its partnership with the geothermal community on geothermal systems research and development in the U.S. to support GTP’s goal of lowering the cost of geothermal energy to 6 ¢/kWh. This Notice of Intent [...]

Money Guide: DOE’s NREL, Navigant co-author guidebook to geothermal power finance

In Washington D.C., the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, along with co-author Navigant, have released the Guidebook to Geothermal Power Finance. The guidebook is offered to counter changes in investment in conventional geothermal projects since the economic downturn began in 2008.
Ultimately, it is intended to facilitate further investment in conventional geothermal [...]

GEA sets first ever geothermal summit

In Washington D.C., the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) has announced the first ever National Geothermal Summit. The event will be held Tuesday, August 16th and Wednesday, August 17th, 2011 at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, NV. The summit is for GEA members, companies, and individuals in the geothermal industry with industry experts [...]

Nominations open for DOE, EPA sponsored green power leadership awards

In Washington D.C., the nomination period for the green power leadership awards open May 24. The deadline is June 21. The Department of Energy (DOE), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) will host the 10th annual Green Power Leadership Awards Ceremony in conjunction with the Renewable Energy Markets Conference. These competitive [...]

DOE looking to lower the cost of geothermal electricity

In Washington D.C., the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Geothermal Technologies Program (GTP) intends to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement to expand its partnership with the geothermal community on systems research and development throughout the U.S. The funding is intended to support GTP’s goal of lowering the cost of geothermal energy to 6 cents/kWh. The [...]

Clean energy to highlight White House energy security forum

In Washington D.C., Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn and Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman will join with outside security and energy experts to host a panel discussion on the national security implications of America’s oil dependency on Tuesday, April 26. The forum will highlight the ongoing collaboration between the Departments of Energy [...]

No Respect: Funding remains but the bully pulpit leaves geothermal wanting

In Washington D.C., President Barack Obama has laid out his Blueprint for a Secure Energy Future. And while it is a future that includes renewable energy, the document makes not a single mention of geothermal energy.
The White House is not alone in paying the technology short shrift. Earlier this year, we reported on [...]

Air Force, Virginia county issue geothermal RFPs

In Washington D.C., the Air Force has examined data from a number of sources and has decided that there may be opportunities for geothermal energy at a number of their sites. These locations include resources near Hill AFB, UT; Mountain Home AFB, ID; Kirtland and Luke AFB, AZ; Holloman AFB, NM; and Nellis AFB, NV. [...]

GEA releases yearly industry update

In Washington, D.C., the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) says that new developments and pioneering technology are helping spread geothermal energy throughout the U.S. The details are included in the association’s yearly update on the geothermal industry. The Annual GEA U.S. Geothermal Power Production and Development Report shows that in 2011, the geothermal industry is producing [...]