Friday, February 8, 2019

Geothermal Energy News from Around the World

Global Geothermal News - Weekly Update (Geothermal Resources Council)

A round-up of this week's international geothermal energy news.......

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GRC Annual Meeting & Expo 2019
September 15-18, 2019
Palm Springs Convention Center, Palm Springs, California, USA.

Call for Papers - The GRC has issued a call for papers for the world’s biggest annual geothermal energy conference. The deadline for submission is Friday, March 15th, 2019. More Information..........

Book Your Rooms Now - The official hotels are either connected to the convention center or just one block away. Rooms are available starting at $150 per night. Make your reservations........

The Geothermal Energy Magazine - Now Available Online
GRC Bulletin - Vol. 48, No. 1, January/February 2019

The January/February issue of the GRC Bulletin is now available to download. Produced by the Geothermal Resources Council since 1972, the Bulletin is the voice of the international geothermal energy community. Download Now........

The GRC Bulletin is only available online to GRC members. To make sure of your copy join the GRC today!

Monday, February 4

Philippines: Geothermal Developer Launches Green Bond to Fund Renewable Energy Projects - The climate bond proceeds will contribute towards AC Energy's target of 5 GW of attributable renewable energy capacity by 2025 across the region.

USA, California: Another Community Choice Aggregator Launches - Opportunity for Geothermal Energy Suppliers - Customers will be enrolled in GreenSource, SJCE’s default power service. GreenSource includes 45% renewable energy from solar, wind and geothermal and 35% carbon-free hydropower, and is 80% carbon-free overall.

Tuesday, February 5

Italy: Tuscan Community Mobilizes to Support Geothermal Energy Industry - The movement "Geothermal Yes" returns to the attack against cuts to incentives proposed by the Government and invites citizens to join the mobilization of mayors, businesses and workers, to defend the occupation of Amiata, but also the culture and services provided by Geothermal municipalities thanks to incentives. Sign the petition!........

Wednesday, February 6

USA: Webinar Update from the Geothermal Technologies Office Announced - Q1 2019 Webinar (EERE/GTO) - Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 2:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00).

Indonesia: Consultant Needed as International Geothermal Expert for Dieng and Patuha Geothermal Projects - The consultant, together with the National Geothermal Expert/Geologist, will support Asian Development Bank (ADB)’s due diligence efforts in connection with a potential debt financing for expansions of the Dieng and Patuha geothermal projects proposed by Geo Dipa Energi (GDE).

Philippines: Geothermal Energy Companies Join Forces - AC Energy Inc. and Phinma Energy Corp. (PHEN) are set to sign a definitive agreement that will give the power arm of conglomerate Ayala Corp. a 51.48-percent stake in PHEN valued at P3.42 billion.

Thursday, February 7

USA, Utah: “There’s plenty of competition but in fact the [Geothermal Energy] market is fragmented and should be consolidated and optimised” - Cyrq Energy CEO - Utah-based geothermal energy company Cyrq Energy plans to develop 219 MW of projects in the near term to grow its footprint in a sector, which, CEO Nick Goodman - a GRC member - believes, needs consolidation.

Friday, February 8

USA: Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) Roadmap Released - The FORGE Roadmap outlines discrete research and development activities that could be carried out during FORGE’s five-year operation. Strengthening the understanding of the key mechanisms controlling EGS success could help unlock up to 500 GWe in the United States alone.

Europe: Public Prefers Deep Geothermal Energy Projects Sited in Remote Areas - Study- Respondents rated their acceptance of four deep geothermal energy scenarios in an online survey (N = 814) conducted in Switzerland and Germany.

Iceland: Six United Nations University Geothermal Training Programme Fellowships Announced - The selected have been offered a UNU-GTP fellowship to start their studies in late July/August 2019.

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