Geothermal Energy

  • 4/15/2014

    What Oregon would look like with 100% renewable energy (Infographic)

    If the state of Oregon were powered entirely by renewable energy, what would that mix look like? Researchers at Stanford University set out to answer that question about all 50 states in a report called…

  • 6/27/2013

    John Audley tapped to head Sustainable Northwest

    Sustainable Northwest’s new director will take the same approach to advocacy, whether he’s appearing on an international stage or meeting with Eastern Oregon biomass interests. Such flexibility could…

  • 2/26/2013

    Oregon logs solid geothermal grades

    A national geothermal group says Oregon has become one of the industry’s hotspots. The Washington, D.C-based Geothermal Energy Association cited Oregon’s 18 geothermal ongoing and planned projects…

  • 1/29/2013

    AltaRock announces success with Oregon geothermal test

    AltaRock Energy is reporting success at its Newberry Volcano Enhanced Geothermal Systems Demonstration, announcing last week it created three reservoirs within a single wellbore at its geothermal demonstration…

  • 1/28/2013

    Hawaii Electric Light Co. looking for geothermal energy developers

    Hawaii Electric Light Co. said Friday that it filed a proposed final geothermal request for proposals with the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission. HELCO, a subsidiary of Hawaiian Electric Industries (NYSE:…

  • 10/31/2012

    Klamath geothermal project lands $1.75M federal grant

    A pair of companies aiming to build a 10-megawatt geothermal plant in the Lower Klamath Lake National Wildlife Refuge announced Wednesday a $1.75 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. Technip…

  • 9/26/2012

    Newberry geothermal project secures BLM permit

    Newberry EGS, a joint venture of Davenport Newberry and AltaRock Energy, on Wednesday announced a key approval from the Bureau of Land Management to move forward to the second phase of a geothermal demonstration…

  • 8/16/2012

    Report shows geothermal heating up across Oregon

    Geothermal development is kicking up in Oregon, with the Geothermal Energy Association’s most recent survey showing up to 330 megwatts of new geothermal projects in development. That means increased…

  • 8/1/2012

    Neal Hot Springs geothermal plant ready to switch on

    Neal Hot Springs, the 22-megawatt geothermal facility in Malheur County in southeast Oregon, is nearing mechanical completion and set to roll turbines. The $140-million facility has been in development…

  • 7/30/2012

    California officials plan geothermal energy summit

    Political leaders and geothermal energy and industry officials are gathering next month in Sacramento to discuss ways to help achieve California's clean power goals. The GEA (Geothermal Energy Association)…

  • 6/7/2012

    AltaRock Newberry project breaks new geothermal ground

    AltaRock Energy Inc. and its partners are beginning an ambitious $43.8 million project in the Deschutes National Forest, intended to broaden the possibilities for geothermal power development and financing…

  • 4/3/2012

    Oregon No. 3 for geothermal energy development

    Oregon is the third busiest state when it comes to geothermal energy development, according to the annual report released Tuesday by the Geothermal Energy Association. The Annual U.S. Geothermal Power…

  • 3/28/2012

    Geothermal energy plant planned for Klamath wildlife refuge

    A geothermal power plant planned in the Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex would be the first in the U.S. to tap a new technology that can efficiently convert lower-temperature geothermal resources…

  • 2/2/2012

    Lawrence Livermore to work with Navajo Nation on energy

    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will help the Navajo Nation develop its extensive energy resources, including coal, oil, gas, uranium and wind, solar and water power. The lab signed a memorandum…

  • 1/9/2012

    Hawaii utility looks to add 50MW of geothermal to grid

    Hawaii Electric Light Co. said Friday that it hopes to add up to 50 megawatts of geothermal energy on the Big Island. The utility, a subsidiary of Hawaiian Electric Industries (NYSE: HE), plans to ask…

  • 11/28/2011

    Google shut down its clean energy program

    Google Inc. said last week it will abandon its Renewable Energy Cheaper Than Coal initiative — which Google displayed as RE < C — that aimed to reduce the cost of renewable energy and focused on solar. Google…

  • 11/3/2011

    Blumenauer proposes renewable energy tax credit extension

    U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) joined with Rep. Dave Reichert (R-Wash.) to introduce a bill to extend the federal tax credit for production of wind power, geothermal power, hydropower and…

  • 8/29/2011

    Snohomish PUD drills geothermal well

    Snohomish Public Utility District will start drilling for hot water next week, hoping to find enough geothermal heat to eventually build a $100 million, 20-megawatt power plant. The 5,000-foot “deep…

  • 6/24/2011

    Livermore, Berkeley labs get geothermal funding

    Both Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory got promises of money from the Department of Energy for geothermal energy projects. Berkeley Lab will get nearly $5…

  • 6/23/2011

    Ormat Technologies eyes geothermal-rich Oregon

    Geothermal company Ormat Technologies Inc. appears to be pursuing more geothermal development in the Lake County area. The company has been mum on details, but local officials say Ormat has lately pursued…

  • 5/16/2011

    In Hawaii, transition to renewables causes angst

    It would be a stretch to say that Hawaii’s renewable energy companies, the utilities and the public are moving together in harmony toward a clean energy future. Often the transition looks more like…

  • 5/3/2011

    Hawaii wind farm concerned about geothermal expansion

    A planned 8-megawatt expansion of geothermal energy on the Big Island is threatening to limit the amount of energy that Hawaii Electric Light Co. draws from the Pikini Nui wind farm, according to its owners. Puna…

  • 3/7/2011

    Geothermal capacity could double in 10 years

    The number crunchers at Pike Research came out with a new report Monday showing that geothermal energy capacity, thanks to an increased level of investment, could more than double by 2020. Geothermal…

  • 2/24/2011

    DOE finalizes $96.8M guarantee for Oregon geothermal project

    The U.S. Department of Energy on Thursday finalized a $96.8 million loan guarantee to U.S. Geothermal Inc. to support a geothermal power project in Malheur County, Eastern Oregon. The guarantee fell slightly…

  • 2/11/2011

    Ormat Technologies will increase geothermal power in Hawaii

    Hawaii Electric Light Co. Inc. and Ormat Technologies Inc. have signed a power purchase agreement for eight more megawatts of geothermal power on the Big Island. Under the agreement, Ormat Technologies’…