Geothermal News for December 2009

Geothermal News Archive

Renewable energy increases 21% in Ireland

The use of renewable energy in Ireland expanded by 21% in 2008, according to the analytic report, ‘Energy in Ireland 1990-2008.’

Paralana geothermal well completed

The Paralana geothermal energy project in South Australia has seen the successful completion of the Paralana 2 geothermal well at a depth of 3725 m.

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COP15: Senior US official maps vision for new energy future at UN climate change summit

The international agreements being negotiated in Copenhagen “will propel all of us forward in the clean energy economy,” the US Secretary of the Interior has assured delegates to the UN conference on climate change, COP15, in Copenhagen.

USA remains most attractive country for renewable energy

The United States remains the most attractive country overall for renewable energy, but China has moved ahead of Germany to take second spot in the rankings released by Ernst & Young.

GE unit lends US$50m to Indonesia’s largest geothermal power producer

The loan from GE Energy Financial Services is designed to tap into growth in Asia and in renewable energy, officials note.