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  1. Munich aims high on renewable district heating

    The German city of Munich is planning to be powered 100 per cent by renewable district heating by 2040, with geothermal energy set to play its part. Local newspaper Abendzeitung Muenchen and thinkgeoenergy website have reported on the presence of large white trucks in the city, specifically being used to analyse Munich’s geothermal suitability. In the state of  Bavaria , the geological nature of the soil is ideal for geothermal. According to analysts conditions are favourable, with especially hot water at the relevant depths. Much of southern Bavaria is located on the layers of the so-called Malm: There are porous, karst and therefore particularly permeable rock layers.  Over the last two decades smaller Bavarian cities have developed geothermal projects but Munich would be the first large city to embrace geothermal district heating to this extent. For now seismic surveys of the city’s subsurface have been done and the city is planning to start drilling in 2018 to depths of 4,000 meters, with preparations to start this autumn. Surveyors used the trucks involved to perform 3D seismic tests in order to fully appreciate Munich’s geothermal potential. The measurements are integrated into the research project GRAME, which is funded by the Federal Department of Energy of Germany.

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    Mon, 19 Sep 2016

  2. Enel, heading towards a geothermal energy world

    In the last 10 years, the world’s installed capacity of geothermal energy has increased from 9,000 MW to about 13,000 MW, and it will continue to grow at an exponential rate.

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    Wed, 17 Aug 2016

  3. Statoil and Icelandic partners drill the world’s hottest geothermal well

    Statoil and partners in The Iceland Deep Drilling Project has just started to drill a geothermal research well on Iceland. The goal is to explore if high temperature water can be extracted from deep reservoirs for power production.

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    Mon, 12 Sep 2016

  4. New opportunities in geothermal energy for developing countries

    FAO report says geothermal energy presents new opportunities for developing nations for cost efficient, sustainable food production and processing

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    Tue, 7 Apr 2015

  1. Geothermal energy provides health, environmental benefits

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    Fri, 26 Apr 2013

  2. Lebanon may join future leaders in geothermal energy

    Lebanon has vast reserves of untapped geothermal energy , according to the Lebanese Energy and Water Minister Arthur Nazarian.

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    Thu, 27 Mar 2014

  3. GEA: Global market for geothermal energy continues upswing

    New report from the Geothermal Energy Association identifies 70 countries moving forward with nearly 700 geothermal power projects, signaling continued upswing for geothermal power in the international market.

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    Wed, 4 Sep 2013

  4. DOE awards $11 million to advance geothermal energy technologies

    The projects selected will foster innovation in the technologies and methods used to generate geothermal energy

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    Mon, 27 Jun 2011

  5. PG&E adds more geothermal energy to electric mix

    Pacific Gas and Electric Co. has entered into contracts with IAE Truckhaven I, LLC and Northwest Geothermal Company to purchase up to a total of 169 MW of geothermal energy .

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    Fri, 28 Jul 2006

  6. Idaho tops list of Western U.S. states in terms of renewable power generation

    Idaho tops a ranking of Western U.S. states in terms of renewable power generation, according to a ranking released by the Geothermal Energy Association.

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    Mon, 23 May 2016

  7. DOE awards funding for enhanced geothermal energy projects

    U.S. Department of Energy announces project selections in first phase of cutting-edge enhanced geothermal systems effort

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    Tue, 28 Apr 2015

  8. Solar Energy News: Solar plane's arrival highlights UAE's clean-energy push

    The United Arab Emirates might not seem like an obvious spot to begin and end a globe-spanning flight promoting renewable energy.

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    Tue, 26 Jul 2016

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