Kenyan Geothermal power continues its expansion

Posted on July 21st, 2016 in environment by Spencer R.

In the space of only a few years, Kenya has shifted its entire focus on energy, and created unprecedented growth in geothermal production. While hydro-electricity has long been the nation’s main source of power, the Kenyan government now hopes that by 2030 only 4% of the country’s energy will be hydro-electric. The notoriously unreliable rains of East Africa make a shift to geothermal power a sensible choice, and Kenya’s Great Rift Valley is proving to be a giant source of energy.

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Geothermal Power Plant In Iceland Demonstrates Rapid “Carbon Emissions To Stone” Process

Posted on July 19th, 2016 in environment by Spencer R.

The Hellisheidi geothermal power plant in Iceland is the largest such facility in the world — providing much of the electricity used in the country’s capital of Reykjavik, and by nearby industrial sites.

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First-ever geothermal power station to be built in Armenia

Posted on July 19th, 2016 in environment by Spencer R.

 

Drilling works have launched for the construction of a geothermal power station in Karkar community of Armenia's Syunik province, the first-of-its-kind plant in the country.

In case the results of geological surveys carried out in the area are approved, a 30 MW geothermal power station will be constructed here with an annual production capacity of up to 250 million kilowatts of electricity.

 

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North American Leaders Pledge 50 Percent Clean Energy By 2025

Posted on June 29th, 2016 in environment by Spencer R.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, U.S. President Barack Obama and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto have come together for the “North American Climate, Clean Energy, and Environment Partnership,” which puts forth a goal of achieving 50% clean power generation in North America by 2025.

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Asia Minute: Geothermal Power and Japan’s Hot Springs

Posted on June 17th, 2016 in environment by Spencer R.

Geothermal power has been part of the electricity grid for decades on Hawai‘i Island. In Japan, development of geothermal has been slow—but a recent move might speed things up. HPR’s Bill Dorman explains in today’s Asia Minute.

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KILLER EARTHQUAKE: Fears huge tremor which killed 8,000 is COMING BACK even stronger

Posted on June 15th, 2016 in environment by Spencer R.

Fourteen months ago a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck destroying buildings and moving the city 10 feet southwards.

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India Eyes 10 GW Geothermal Power Capacity By 2030

Posted on June 15th, 2016 in environment by Spencer R.


Geothermal, wave and tidal power technologies have been ignored by the Indian government’s ambitious plans for renewable energy capacity expansion. These technologies remain relatively less tested and expansive than others like solar and wind energy.

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Sustainable energy: inside Iceland’s geothermal power plant

Posted on June 1st, 2016 in environment by Spencer R.

Thanks to its position on a volatile section of the Mid-Atlantic ridge, Iceland is a world leader in the the use of geothermal energy, and of the six geothermal power plants in Iceland, Hellisheiði (pronounced “het-li-shay-thee”) is the newest and largest. Fully operational since 2010, it sits on the mossy slopes of the Hengill volcano in the south-west of the country; a green and placid-looking landscape that belies the turbulent geological activity rumbling beneath it.

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Menengai geothermal power plant to be unveiled in July this year

Posted on May 24th, 2016 in environment by Spencer R.

The Menengai Geothermal Power plant under construction is expected to be complete by July this year, the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group has said. The Sh50 billion (500 million USD) project is being financed by a group of lenders, key among them the AfDB Group, European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Government of Kenya. Funding of project includes the African Development Fund loan of Sh12.4 billion and a grant totaling Sh2.5 billion from Scaling up Renewable Energy Projects (SREP).

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Dramatic Global Growth Predicted for Geothermal Power

Posted on May 23rd, 2016 in environment by Spencer R.

A new report from BCC Research says geothermal energy is expected to grow rapidly around the world 2015 to 2020.

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