More countries embrace geothermal

The GEA’s International Market Overview Report finds that although the United States is still the global leader in the exploitation of geothermal energy, more countries around the world look set to develop such resources in the near future with others having great potential to do likewise.

Global geothermal capacity grew substantially over 2011-12 with around 11,224 MW online as of May 2012. In 2010 geothermal produced double the amount of energy as solar energy. The United States is beginning to be outpaced by the rate of growth in geothermal, although at present it remains the global leader. Among the countries showing most promise are Turkey, Indonesia and Kenya… Read more


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