Geothermal News for July 2010

Geothermal News Archive

Turboden supplies 5 MW geothermal in Bavaria

Turboden is supplying a 5 MWe geothermal organic Rankin cycle (ORC) system for the German utility SWM – Stadtwerke München, Bavaria, Germany.

Solar to eclipse geothermal in output

Solar power will generate 126 TWh of renewable power around the world by 2020, more than the 108 TWh to be generated by geothermal facilities, according to the latest International Energy Outlook 2010 from the US Department of Energy.

Measuring Madrid underground’s geothermal energy

Sensus together with Termoterra and IFTec GeoEnergía are measuring the geothermal energy in Madrid’s underground system.

UK overturns ban on councils selling green power to the grid

A ban on councils in the UK selling green electricity into the national grid is to be overturned, UK Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne announces.

Share of renewables in new electricity generation capacity continues to rise

The "Renewable Energy Snapshots" report, published today by the EU Joint Research Centre's Institute for Energy (IE), shows that renewable energy sources accounted for 62% (17GW) of the new electricity generation capacity installed in the EU27 in 2009.

Renewables must generate 50% of global electricity: IEA

Renewable energies must generate almost half of the world’s power by 2050, up from the current level of 18%, says the International Energy Agency (IEA).