China's National Energy Administration plans a new policy package and will seek financial support fo facilitate geothermal exploration and utilization in China to fast track development mostly for geothermal district heating.
China's cities with geothermal hot springs thrive to become China's Hot Springs Capital to drive tourism, but should also look into the opportunities geothermal offers for district heating in those regions.
The Indonesian government plans a new regulation that would require investors winning government tenders for geothermal concessions, to provide surety bonds as guarantees (of $10 million for each well) that they can carry out the projects.
With an ever increasing energy demand and a dependency on power provided through Java, Bali will have to reconsider its decision not to pursue geothermal or think about real alternatives soon, so Indonesia's Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources.
Energy Development Corp. has received the prestigious Anvil Award of Excellence for its handbook "Geothermal: A Clean Power Solution", which showcases the business model of EDC in explaining why one should advocate for geothermal energy.
Tawau Green Energy, the developer of Malaysia's first geothermal power project, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Auckland in New Zealand. This seals a cooperation to set up a Geothermal Resource Centre at Tawau.