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.
Scottish government sets aside an additional $6.6 million for the development of district heating systems, which is supposed to help geothermal and solar heating projects and fighting increasing energy costs to consumers. Total funding for the next two years is around $17 million.
The Energy Department's Geothermal Technologies Office will host a webinar on March 6, 2014 on a $10 million funding opportunity announcement for research and development that will advance Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) in the United States.
With the political crisis in Ukraine and the Crimea, Europe will have to rethink its dependence on Russian gas and oil. With gas supply from Russia heating homes and business across Europe, geothermal energy could actually help replace large parts of that.
Caribbean island state of St. Lucia is planning the establishment of a National Utilities Regulatory Commission that will be responsible for setting tariffs and help foster investments in the ambitious renewable energy plans of the country.
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.