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EERE  (Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy) Energy Department Announces $18 Million for Innovative Projects to Advance Geothermal Energy (Aug 06, 2014) Keep checking out these Geothermal Technologies Office news releases for the latest updates on Geothermal Research!

Geothermal Bills: What you need to know:

Right now, there are two pieces of legislation making their way through state government— one that would create a more level playing field for competing renewables, including The Geysers, and another that could put The Geysers operations and jobs at risk.

Please reach out to your local legislators  today, asking for their help in protecting the significant economic and environmental benefits provided by The Geysers, including nearly 500 high-paying jobs for Lake and Sonoma Counties.
"SUPPORT AB 2363 (Dahle): Thanks to your support, this legislation – which promotes energy diversity, reliability and affordability by creating a more level playing field for all sources of renewable energy, including new and existing geothermal – passed unanimously out of the State Assembly and the Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee. It will next be heard in Senate Appropriations on Aug. 4."  (Aug. 05, 2014, Calpine Corp,)

"OPPOSE   (SB 1139, Hueso)   While well intentioned, by requiring utilities to purchase 500 megawatts of new geothermal energy (most of which would be built in Southern California), this legislation could hurt the ability of The Geysers to renew contracts with utilities that are expiring over the next several years. Although Calpine does have two new, fully-permitted projects at The Geysers that we would like to see built, we cannot move forward without first securing long-term contracts for our existing facilities at The Geysers. SB 1139 is also expected to increase the price of electricity for consumers across California. It will be heard in Senate Appropriations on August 6."(Aug. 05, 2014, Calpine Corp,)

"Geothermal bill is Steamy deal for Public" (Press Democrat, August 22, 2014)

Viewpoints: Geothermal bill will hurt consumers, set back renewable energy efforts   (Sacramento Bee - August 19, 2014)

FLOOR ALERT - VOTE NO ON SB 1139 (Hueso)  (August 20, 2014)

Sen. Hueso's bad geothermal bill may become law  (San Diego Union -Times - August 20, 2014)

EGS News: Energy Department Announces Up to $31 Million for Initial Phases of Enhanced Geothermal Systems Field Observatory (July 17, 2014)
Looking back: The Geysers Geothermal Association,
has supported The Geysers for over 30 yrs!

And now the GGA is LOOKING AHEAD!

2013 "Sonoma Clean Power Agency" will include Geothermal energy from The Geysers in its portfolio!

2014 Geothermal Power to be tapped for "Evergreen Program"

Photo  of Calpine McCabe2 by Larry Sessions

In the 28 years since our scholarship program was established, sixty-six Sonoma and Lake County high school seniors have received a total of $52,000 in scholarships from the Geysers Geothermal Association! Our scholarship program is one of the ways the GGA endeavors to be of service to the geothermal community.

GGA announces 2014 Fred Haley Scholarship Winner! (June 19, 2014)

This is the official website of the Geysers Geothermal Association (GGA), a non-profit trade association comprised of the various companies that constitute the geothermal industry at The Geysers in Lake and Sonoma counties in Northern California.

Geysers Geothermal Association Website (Updated Sept 10, 2014)

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