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Arctic oil gets plenty of talk, but Arctic wind also offers big potential, Iceland’s president says.
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.
A new report says the geothermal industry is booming internationally but is stagnant closer to home.
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.
Energy efficiency improvements had helped Gap, Walgreens, Cinemark and TCS Basys Controls save more than $200 million annually.
Worldwide geothermal power generating capacity will hit 12 gigawatts by the end of the year, according to a report published this week.
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.
The nation’s oil capital rose two places in the biannual Ernst & Young ranking for renewable energy, thanks to its robust wind energy program and solar energy potential.