Geothermal

February 18, 2014
Vietnam considers the development of renewable energy a top priority in its national climate change strategy as the country's energy demands increase, say experts from the country’s National Energy Institute.
February 18, 2014
Greenpeace Indonesia and local communities in Batang, Central Java, have alleged alarmingly high figures for greenhouse gas emissions and pollutants from a coal-fired power plant being built in the district.
December 13, 2013
With the death from last month’s devastating typhoon Yolanda topping 6,000 with another 1,800 still missing and millions displaced, Greenpeace has called on the country to step up its renewable energy efforts, blaming the intensity of the storm squarely on climate change and the burning of fossil fuels.
August 29, 2013
A Japanese-Indonesia venture have signed a deal to build a JPY6 billion (USD61 million) geothermal plant in Indonesia. Details are so far sketchy but Japanese finance firm Sumitomo and Fuji Electric have teamed up with Indonesian engineering company Rekayasa to build a 35-MWh electricity plant.
June 19, 2013
Indonesia is betting big on geothermal exploration as the nation seeks to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels for electricity.
June 14, 2013
North America and Asia Pacific lead the world in terms of geothermal power projects with 56 in the final stages of development, according to a recent report from Navigant Research.
June 13, 2013
The Indonesian government is to promote business certainty by raising the price of electricity produced by geothermal power plants. The authorities hope the move will boost a number of geothermal projects that have stalled due to financial problems.
Market concentration of non-hydro renewables
April 17, 2013
The rapid expansion of renewable technologies is one of the few bright spots in an otherwise bleak assessment of global progress towards low-carbon energy, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in an annual report to the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM). “The drive to clean up the world’s energy system has stalled,” IEA executive director Maria van der Hoeven told the CEM, which brings together ministers representing countries responsible for four-fifths of global greenhouse-gas emissions.
Japan's geothermal ambitions
April 12, 2013
Japan is considering at least 21 new geothermal power projects as it searches for alternative energy sources to replace at least some of its idled nuclear power plants. Japan's generous feed-in tariff (FiT) scheme for renewable energy, together with the lifting of a moratorium on geothermal prospecting in national parks, has sparked a revival in interest in the sector which hasn't seen any new capacity added since 1999. The government is guaranteeing smaller geothermal plants a rate of JPN40 (40 US cents) per kWh after tax (the same level as the FiT for solar energy) while plants of over 15-MW capacity get JPY27.3 (27.4 US cents).
April 08, 2013
Geothermal company Ormat Technologies says that Sarulla Operations has signed joint operating and energy sales contracts for its 330-MW Sarulla geothermal power project in Indonesia.
March 27, 2013
Turkey’s Hitay Investment Holdings plans to invest USD2.5 billion in three geothermal power projects in East Java, Indonesia, with a total estimated power potential of about 1.1-GW.
March 04, 2013
China's installed power capacity will top 1.23 billion-kw by the end of 2013, according to a report from the China Electricity Council.
IEA China natural gas policy report
January 28, 2013
Asia is at the center of the changes that will alter the global map of energy trade over the next five years. That's the official line from the International Energy Agency (IEA) as it calls the future changes in international supply and demand of energy “vast”. The IEA adds that if Asian countries summon the political will to liberalize the energy markets and makes the investment environment attractive, and then then the region can be “rich” in renewable energy. It notes that huge hydropower projects have already boosted that capacity but points to geothermal power as being far from exploited to its full potential.
Philippines renewable energy potential
January 25, 2013
The Philippines is sitting on vast renewable energy potential of more than 250-GW of power that could save money, generate jobs and make electricity available and affordable to more Filipinos, according to Greenpeace. In a new report, Green Is Gold: How renewable energy can save us money and generate jobs, the NGO says the Philippines economy stands to benefit from massive renewable energy investments and does not need to rely on outdated and destructive fossil fuels.
January 08, 2013
Philippine company Basic Energy Corp is reported to be on the verge of signing a USD2 billion deal to develop both renewable energy and oil and gas projects.
January 07, 2013
Australia’s Wasabi Energy has paid USD5.6 million as the first installment for its 50.5 percent stake of Shanghai Shenghe New Energy Resources Science and Technology (SSNE).
November 22, 2012
At least 600-MW of renewable energy projects have been awarded by the Philippine Government to private developers in the Central Visayas region as of September, according to Department of Energy supervisor of the environmental impact and monitoring division, Rey C Maleza, speaking to reporters on the side lines of an renewable energy forum in Manila this week.
November 15, 2012
Australia’s Wasabi Energy Limited, an emerging power producer, has announced that it plans to establish a new subsidiary, Wasabi New Energy Asia (WNEA), to market its proprietary Kalina Cycle power technology throughout the Asian region.  
October 19, 2012
Mitsubishi Corp has announced that it will acquire 20 percent of Star Energy Geothermal Pte Ltd (SEGPL), which manages the Wayang Windu Geothermal Power Project Plant on the Indonesian island of Java.
October 11, 2012
Indonesia's geothermal industry looks set to be the main beneficiary from reinvigorated diplomatic relations with New Zealand. The two governments highlighted renewable energy projects and geothermal, in particular, as being a priority in strengthening ties. The statement came at a press conference after the fifth annual Joint Ministerial Commission meeting on Tuesday between visiting New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully and Marty Natalegawa, Indonesia's Foreign Minister.