Small players pushing geothermal agenda in Japan.

Small players pushing geothermal agenda in Japan.

Without participation of the big corporations, it is up to smaller companies in Japan to develop geothermal projects. Without the big geothermal push happening in the country, there are still companies that are actively pursuing geothermal development in Japan. One of the companies is Tokyo-based Renova Inc., a company that started out in the waste-recycling […]

Performance of EXERGY’s new geothermal plant in Turkey exceeds expectations.

Performance of EXERGY’s new geothermal plant in Turkey exceeds expectations.

The Umurlu I 12 MW geothermal plant with a first “Made in Turkey” turbine now running with performances between 8 up to 12 % higher than guaranteed figures. EXERGY, the Italian technology leader in the design, engineering and manufacturing of Organic Rankine Cycle power plants with the pioneering Radial Outflow Turbine technology, announces Umurlu I […]

Elections for the Board of the International Geothermal Association.

Elections for the Board of the International Geothermal Association.

Elections are open for the Board of Directors of the International Geothermal Association, make sure to vote the candidates you would like to present and push the IGA forward. The International Geothermal Association invites all individual members of the national geothermal associations to elect the new IGA Board of Directors (BoD) for the period 2016 […]

St. Vincent receives funding for geothermal energy development.

St. Vincent receives funding for geothermal energy development.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) has received a grant of GBP4 mn to support the development of geothermal energy. The grant was approved through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Government of the United Kingdom, through its Department for International Development (DfID). The funding, […]

CTF invests in geothermal projects in Kenya.

CTF invests in geothermal projects in Kenya.

The Climate Investment Funds’ Clean Technology Fund (CTF) has approved a Sh2.9 billion concessional loan to Kenya to cofinance up to two geothermal projects to increase the country’s power capacity, particularly drawing on untapped geothermal resources in the Rift Valley. The programme would be implemented with support from the African Development Bank (AfDB), with the […]

Geothermal could completely replace Finland’s fossil fuel for heating.

Geothermal could completely replace Finland’s fossil fuel for heating.

Geothermal is an odourless, invisible, renewable, reliable and limitless source of energy that could heat all of Finland’s buildings, says the Geological Survey of Finland (GTK).  Pinpointing geothermal hotspots. Image: Kalle Niskala / Yle The Geological Survey of Finland (GTK) has released a map showing the potential for geothermal energy use in various parts of Finland. Geothermal energy […]

Tax incentive granted to new geothermal project.

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More of Nevada’s extensive geothermal energy is being tapped after the Governor’s Office of Energy (GOE) granted a tax incentive for the construction of a geothermal power plant in Churchill County. Ormat Technologies, Inc. received the incentive for its Tungsten Mountain geothermal power plant after meeting state and local statutes requiring that the project provide […]

Haldor Topsoe and HS Orka hf sign for CO2 capture plant from geothermal in Iceland.

Haldor Topsoe and HS Orka hf sign for CO2 capture plant from geothermal in Iceland.

Haldor Topsoe and HS Orka hf sign contract for CO2 capture plant from geothermal sources in Iceland. Haldor Topsoe, has signed an agreement with Icelandic geothermal power company, HS Orka hf, to deliver a plant to capture carbon dioxide (CO2) from geothermal heat sources. The plant will be the first to use Topsoe’s new selective […]

Geothermal Energy Advantages And Disadvantages

Geothermal Energy Advantages And Disadvantages

Geothermal energy’s main advantages are that it is generated cleanly and renewably. That is, electricity produced by geothermal plants produces no carbon emissions or air pollution like burning coal, gas, and oil do.   Of course, producing clean electricity is better for human health and the environment because of the lack of air pollution. Millions […]