Typically, when foreign energy ministers visit Houston, they’re in town to pitch the oil and gas sector on investing in their country in order to tap a bounty of oil and gas resources. Officials from Chile in town Wednesday worked a different angle.
Texas added nearly 800 clean jobs during the first three months of the year according to a new analysis, but across the nation, the number of new renewable energy and clean transportation projects is dropping.
Reykjavik Geothermal, the Icelandic power-plant builder, plans to begin drilling in Ethiopia by July as part of a $2 billion project to develop the renewable energy source, Chief Operating Officer Gunnar Orn Gunnarsson said.
Ratepayers, policy makers and utilities continue to overlook geothermal energy, a renewable power resource with that can provide clean, consistent electricity, geothermal industry leaders said at an annual gathering in Nevada this week.
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