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  1. Difference engine: A head of steamRead the original story w/Photo

    27 min ago | The Economist

    ... quality of steam found in, say, a boiler heated by fossil fuel. At best, then, the thermal efficiency of geothermal power generation is around 23%-about half that of a coal-fired power station. This does not mean geothermal electricity is ...

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  2. Symbion Power Says "We Have Arrived in Rwanda"Read the original story

    19 hrs ago | PR.com

    ... of new investments in the East Africa region that are currently in our deal pipeline. These include a geothermal power plant in Kenya and a 600MW gas fired power plant and transmission line in Tanzania. We are also active in West Africa and in ...

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  3. Ever eaten a meal cooked by a volcano? There's only one place you canRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Globe and Mail

    Iceland is where the forces of volcanoes and magma meet the powers of glaciers and frozen water. Nowhere is this more noticeable than in Hverageroi, the hot springs capital of the world and a 35-minute drive from Reykjavik.

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  4. Mother Nature Takes Top Billing In IcelandRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 23 | Examiner.com

    Even its name "Ice"land - tells you that an element of nature is more important than humans and that you're going to have to pay attention to weather before you start thinking about the culture, or the history, or the quirkiness of the residents, of whom there are relatively few in a country roughly the size of Kentucky. There are approximately 319,000 citizens in all of Iceland.

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  5. Planting a green power gridRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 23 | The Japan Times

    The sudden decisions by five power companies to stop purchasing electricity from renewable energy sources under a feed-in-tariff system have forced the government to start reviewing the system itself. The review will include possibly introducing a tender system for green power-generating entities hoping to sell electricity to power firms and increasing the weight of wind and geothermal power in the purchase of green power.

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  6. Big Oil and Renewables: Not So Strange BedfellowsRead the original story

    Thursday Oct 23 | The Motley Fool

    ... geothermal discoveries in the Philippines and eventually became the world's largest private producer of geothermal power. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, as momentum gathered for a global climate change agreement, Big Oil embarked on a second ...

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  7. MacBean campaigns for CouncilRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 23 | The Daily Townsman

    Alan MacBean, seeking a seat on Cranbrook City Council in the upcoming Nov. 15 election, wants to thank everyone who is running for office locally. "We are fortunate to live in such an enthusiastic democracy," said MacBean, who recently moved to Cranbrook - "the best place in B.C." A decade after moving back to his childhood home on Pender Island, some house prices on Pender had increased fourfold in eight years, MacBean said.

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  8. Kenya Opens World's Largest Single Turbine Geothermal PlantRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 23 | Inhabitat

    Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has just opened the world's largest single turbine geothermal power plant , which will add 140 Megawatts to the country's national electricity grid. The project is viewed as a major boon for development initiatives and poverty reduction in Kenya and is anticipated to reduce electricity costs in the nation by 50 percent by early 2015.

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  9. BioEnergy BytesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 23 | Domestic Fuel

    In this edition of the Ethanol Report, Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen talks about the new "RFA Advocacy" mobile app. Governor Cuomo has announced the New York Green Bank's first tranche of deals, totaling $800 million in clean energy investments across the state.

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  10. Chevron Announces Oil Discovery in Deepwater U.S. Gulf of MexicoRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 23 | Business Wire

    Chevron Corporation today announced a new oil discovery at the Guadalupe prospect in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The Keathley Canyon Block 10 Well No.

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  11. Protestors urge gubernatorial candidates to find alternatives to frackingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 22 | WNED

    Before the gubernatorial candidates started volleying debate points, citizens were volleying protest slogans. Outside of the WBFO-WNED studios, shouts for second amendment rights - mostly aimed at Governor Cuomo - were just as loud as chants against fracking for natural gas.

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  12. Sonoma Clean Power plugs in big geothermal, solar dealsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 22 | The Business Journal

    The first contract is for 10 years of geothermal power from Calpine's Geysers facilities in northeastern Sonoma County. The deal provides steadily rising volumes reaching 50 megawatts in 2018.

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  13. Klyde Warren Park Wins Open Space AwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 22 | The Dirt

    Klyde Warren Park in Houston, Texas, won the Urban Land Institute's 2014 Open Space Award, which recognizes "public spaces that have socially and economically enriched and revitalized their communities." Completed in 2012 by landscape architecture firm The Office of James Burnett , the 5-acre park is a green roof, decking over the sunken Woodall Rogers Freeway.

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  14. Desert plan needs your inputRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 22 | Victorville Daily Press

    While Tolstoy's "War and Peace" is renowned for its length - the Signet Classics' edition is 1,456 pages - it doesn't come close to topping the page count of the draft of the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan. The DRECP, as it is known, is 8,000 pages long, so obviously government cares little about saving trees when it comes to putting its "conservation" plan to paper.

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  15. What is the future for shale gas in Lithuania?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 22 | EurActiv.com

    One year ago, Lithuania's Prime Minister made no effort to encourage Chevron to stay and explore the possibility to develop shale gas in the country. Today the country may regret it, writes RamA nas Bogdanas.

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  16. Geothermal Energy in IcelandRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 22 | Iceland Review

    Q: Does Iceland run 100 percent on geothermal energy? If not, are there any plans to convert the entire energy system of the island to 100 percent renewable energy with no emissions of poisonous substances? What does the population think about this? A: According to the report 2013 Energy Statistics in Iceland from the National Energy Authority, geothermal energy was used to produce 29 percent of Iceland's electricity in 2013 compared to 71 percent by hydropower. Around 90 percent of space heating is produced by geothermal energy.

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  17. RusHydro to invest RUB 11.066 billion in HPP modernizationRead the original story

    Wednesday Oct 22 | AK&M

    ... generating company comprising 61 hydroelectric power plants, 2 hydroelectric pumped storage power plants, 3 geothermal power plants in Kamchatka Krai, the Kalmyk wind power plant, the only Russian tidal power plant, as well as the dikes of the ...

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  18. Sinopec seeks to commercialise geothermal energyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 21 | South China Morning Post

    Beijing has imposed tougher emission rules on coal-fired power plants, giving the geothermal energy sector a boost. Photo: AP China Petrochemical Corp, the nation's second-largest oil and gas producer, is seeking to commercialise geothermal energy after spending about 1 billion yuan in the past few years to develop more than 10 pilot projects on the mainland.

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  19. UO fundraiser details drive for $2 billionRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 21 | Washington Times

    The University of Oregon has set a big goal for itself - raise $2 billion by 2018 and make sure the money lines up primarily behind scholarships for Oregon students and salaries and facilities for world-class faculty members in just 10 specialties, including obesity prevention and nanochemistry. To meet its goal, UO will have to raise twice as much money as any university in Oregon history and 2.3 times as much as it raised on its last attempt.

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  20. Council bent to approve geothermal...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 21 | Sun-Star

    ... depths." Manuel Orig, first vice president for Mindanao Affairs, earlier said the public demands for the geothermal power plant "because it is safe to the environment and to the health of the people." "Plus it will result to electricity rates that ...

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