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Report: Geothermal power market forecast to 2019


Geothermal energy offers low emissions and non-reliance on fossil fuels, which are major drivers for the industry, according to a new report conducted by Market Research Reports.

Walmart, HP, Facebook and GM want to change how renewable energy is purchased


More than a dozen U.S. companies have joined together to create an initiative that makes purchasing renewable energy from utilities more accessible, according to Computer World.

Salt River Project to buy additional geothermal power capacity in California


Salt River Project (SRP) agreed to purchase an additional amount of geothermal power from several plants located in the Imperial Valley of southern California.

Abengoa, NREL to develop new solar-thermal storage technology


U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected Abengoa, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Colorado School of Mines (CSM), to develop new solar storage technology for thermo-electric plants.

Nation’s largest geothermal heating, cooling system installed


Rockline Industries has completed the installation of the nation’s largest single geothermal heating and cooling system at a production facility.

EIA: U.S. carbon dioxide emissions last year down 10% from 2005 levels


U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2013 were 10 percent lower than 2005 levels, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

NM utility to add more solar power


New Mexico's largest electric utility says it will meet a state standard for renewable energy by building four more solar arrays in 2015.

IKEA to install Kansas’ largest solar rooftop


IKEA announced plans to install solar arrays at its Kansas City-area store opening Fall 2014 in Merriam, Kansas.

Missouri S&T shuts down campus coal plant


A World War II-era power plant at Missouri University of Science & Technology has been shut down as the Rolla school transitions to a more energy-efficient geothermal system.

Eleven states generate power from nonhydro renewables at double U.S. average


U.S. nonhydro renewable production in the U.S. increased to account for 6.2 percent of total electrical supply in 2013, up from 5.4 percent in 2012, with 11 states producing nonhydro renewable energy at more than twice the national average, according to a report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

U.S. Geothermal purchases 62-MW project for $6.4mn


U.S. Geothermal (NYSE: HTM) signed a Stock Purchase Agreement to acquire Ram Power Corp.’s 62-MW Geysers project for $6.4 million in cash.

Solar thermo plant to be built alongside geothermal plant in Nevada


Enel Green Power started work on a solar power plant that will operate alongside a geothermal power plant in Nevada.

California ISO breaks solar record


Solar power production in California broke a new record on March 8 when the state’s ISO recorded a peak of 4,093-MW.

DOE funding geothermal energy cost-cutting research


The U.S. Energy Department just announced $3 million for the research and development of low-to-moderate-temperature geothermal energy resources and support a domestic supply of critical materials.

Mitsubishi-Hitachi thermal power unit begins operations


Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS), a thermal power joint venture with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Hitachi, officially commenced business operations on Feb. 1.

Energy Department to invest $3mn to locate geothermal resources


The U.S. Department of Energy will invest $3 million to spur geothermal energy development using play fairway analysis.

Geothermal power plant begins operations in Nevada


Ormat Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ORA) completed the scope of work to bring online the 6 MW Mammoth G1 geothermal power plant in California.

International Geothermal Market Set for Development Boom


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Geothermal energy joint venture completed


Alterra Power Corp. (TSX:AXY) completed a joint venture with Philippines-based Energy Development Corp. (EDC) that covers the rest of Alterra’s geothermal assets in Peru.

Enel Green Power begins operations at Utah geothermal power plant


Enel Green Power has completed its 25-MW Cove Fort geothermal power plant in Utah.