Tag Archives: Geothermal

South Africa: Geothermal Tech Is Expensive, but Should Still Be Part of Energy Mix

analysis By Taufeeq Dhansay, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University South Africa, the leading carbon emitter in Africa, has geothermal resources that can be used to generate electricity and reduce its carbon emissions. But, a recent study suggests that the potential cost is prohibitive, unless strong incentives are provided. South Africa is heavily dependent on coal and […]

Africa: Geothermal Energy Can Help Developing Countries Boost Food Security – FAO

A new report released today by the United Nations agricultural agency says that the heat energy generated by the earth’s core can be used for cost efficient, sustainable food production and processing in developing countries. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report says that geothermal energy can help prevent the huge post-harvest currently faced by […]

Africa: For Developing Countries, New Opportunities in Geothermal Energy

press release Rome — New report explores uses of natural heat for food production and processing – Geothermal energy, the flow of heat energy radiating from the earth’s core, provides unique opportunities for cost efficient, sustainable food production and processing in developing countries, says a new report published by FAO today. Related Topics Africa: Civil […]

Rwanda: Kagame, Kenyatta Open 140mw Geothermal Power Plant in Kenya

By James Karuhanga President Paul Kagame and his Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta, yesterday, inaugurated a 140-megawatt Olkaria Geothermal Power Plant in Naivasha, a town in Nakuru County, north-west of Kenya’s capital Nairobi. This comes as Kenya’s main electricity producer, Kenya Electricity Generating Company Ltd (KenGen) is stepping up efforts to upgrade the country’s power distribution […]

Energy Talk – Geothermal Plant Opens

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The Missouri University of Science & Technology Geothermal system was officially opened last Thursday, some months after the coal and wood fired power plant that had previously warmed the campus had been shut down. Figure 1. Chancellor Schrader cutting the ribbon to officially open the system. The operation ended up being a little larger than […]

Kenya: Kenya Opens World’s Largest Geothermal Plant

By Margaret Wahito Nairobi — The cost of electricity in the country is expected to go down by 30 percent by the end of this month and 50 percent by early next year following the launch of the world’s largest geothermal power plant. The Olkaria IV power plant commissioned by President Uhuru Kenyatta in Naivasha […]

Tanzania: Is Time Tanzania Developed Geothermal Energy

THE Vice-President Dr Mohamed Gharib Bilal earlier last week challenged geo-scientists in Tanzania to devise strategies to ensure effective exploitation of geo-thermal energy to help solve a rapidly expanding power crisis and speed up socio-economic development. The VP who was opening the Third Young Earth Scientists Congress in Dar es Salaam noted that the country […]

Ethiopia: World Bank Approves Loan for Geothermal Project

The World Bank’s board of directors, based in Washington DC, US, has approved two hundred million dollars of credit for the Ethiopian government to develop its potential geothermal sites at Aluto and Alalobad, in the rift valley of Afar Regional State, on Thursday, May 29, 2014. The loan will be financed by the International Development […]

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