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US Department Of Energy Picks 5 Projects To Receive Up To $28 Million For Geothermal Energy Research

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that five projects will receive up to $ 28 million to promote the advancement of the next generation of geothermal energy technologies

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3 GW Of Solar & Up To 1.8 GW Of Geothermal Potential At Salton Sea

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NREL has published a report with some fascinating points about renewable energy in the Salton Sea area. These are the key points: The capacity of geothermal development that could be constructed by 2030 is estimated at 1.05 GW to 1.81 GW. The solar PV capacity is estimated at 1.8 GW and the CSP or concentrating solar [&hellip

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‘High’ Amounts Of Geothermal Heat Melting Antarctica | The Daily Caller – Daily Caller


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'High' Amounts Of Geothermal Heat Melting Antarctica | The Daily Caller
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There's a lot of geothermal heat flowing towards Antarctica's western ice sheet which scientists warn is in a state of collapse, according to a new study. The “surprisingly high” amounts of heat under the West Antarctic Ice Sheet could be contributing
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Geothermal Heating Discovered Under Ice Sheets in Antarctica – Clapway – Clapway


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Geothermal Heating Discovered Under Ice Sheets in Antarctica – Clapway
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When one thinks of Antarctica, one generally thinks of blistering cold storms for months on end, penguins, polar bears, huge ice caps, etc. What you generally don't associate with the continent is secret geothermal heating sources. In fact, it seems a
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The West Antarctic ice sheet is caught in the world's largest panini press OnEarth Magazine

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5 Western States Get DOE Geothermal Research Grants

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The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded grants to scientists in 5 western states for research to develop the region’s huge geothermal potential

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Wind Replaces Coal, Geothermal Overtakes Gas As Major Sources Of Power Generation In New Zealand

LanzaTech of New Zealand develops microbe that converts waste gas from steel mills into pure ethanol.

Renewable energy sources contributed about 80% to the total electricity generated in New Zealand in 2014, latest figures released by the government show. According to Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, the share of electricity generated from renewable energy sources, like geothermal, hydro, wind, and biogas technology, was 79.9% in 2014. This is the largest

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42 MW Geothermal Plant Planned For Northern Japan

A 42 MW geothermal power station is being planned by Electric Power Development Co. for a site in northern Japan’s Akita prefecture

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British Columbia May Have a “Trillion Dollar Opportunity” with Geothermal Power

British Columbia may have a “Trillion Dollar Opportunity”: over 150 known hot springs, and more than enough geothermal energy to power the province’s grid

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$958 Million Geothermal Project Approved By Costa Rican Legislature

A geothermal project valued at $ 958 million US dollars was approved by members of the Costa Rican Legislative Assembly within the last week. Over $ 600 million of the total will potentially be funded by two sources: the Japanese International Cooperation Agency and European Investment Bank. The Japanese agency will provide $ 540-560 million, and the European bank $ 70 million. The remainder will come from the Costa Rican Electricity Institute. Only a 0.6 percent interest rate will be charged by Japan, and  Costa Rica will have forty years to pay back the loan.

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There still needs to be another vote in the Constitutional Court, but this process is expected to be happening in the next several days.

The expected location is Guanacaste near Rincón de la Vieja. The first plants are expected to generate about 55 MW and cost approximately $ 333 million to build. Two other 50 MW plants will be built as well, about 40 kilometers from the Pailas II plants.

A Costa Rican official, Teofilo de la Torre, said that when operational, the new geothermal plants could generate electricity at about five cents per kilowatt-hour. It has been reported that Costa Rica wants to be carbon neutral by 2021, so developing geothermal would help them achieve that goal. In 2010, it was reported that about 13% of Costa Rica’s energy came from geothermal.

Geothermal Project Produces 100% Clean Energy

If the naturally abundant, forward-looking Central American nation is already at 80% of its electricity from hydro power, adding  a large geothermal capacity will only move it closer toward 100% clean energy.

Costa Rica has been a regional leader in providing electricity access and for keeping costs low:

In Costa Rica, 250 kWh would be enough satisfy the monthly needs of low- and middle-income households. The average domestic consumption in 2009 was slightly above 224 kWh, and 75% of ICE’s users consume that amount or less. On average, in other Latin American countries, users had to dedicate 14.6% of the minimum salary, while in Costa Rica only 7% was needed to pay for an equivalent amount of electricity.

The three proposed geothermal projects will likely create a number of jobs and therefore hold potential for stimulating the economy where they are located. Geothermal has an advantage over solar and wind power, because it is very steady, rather than intermittent.

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California’s Geothermal Potential Largely Untapped

Originally published on Green Living Ideas. This press release from Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) shares the great news that the potential for geothermal energy is largely untapped in the largest state in the United States. That’s good news for renewable energy sectors and bad news for the fossil fuel industries. And according to Planetsave there is still

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