Extensive Geothermal Energy Resources at Raft River

Read the full story at RenewableEnergyAccess.com. The recent deepening of two existing injection wells at Raft River, Idaho, by U.S. Geothermal as part of its well-improvement program for the Phase One -- a 13-megawatt (MW) geothermal binary cycle power plant now under construction -- shows the geothermal resource has extensive potential.

RENEW Wisconsin Calls for Advanced Renewable Tariffs

Read the full story at RenewableEnergyAccess.com. RENEW Wisconsin filed testimony with the Wisconsin Public Service Commission (PSC) last month calling for implementation of Advanced Renewable Tariffs (ARTs) in the state by January 1, 2008. The move is the first formal action by a non-governmental organization in the U.S to urge adoption of the policy mechanism …

Congressional Inaction Causes Renewable Energy Programs to Suffer

Read the full story at RenewableEnergyAccess.com. When Congress left town to stand for re-election, it left without finishing the business of funding national energy programs. Instead, it put in place a stop-gap bill called a Continuing Resolution (CR), which leaves hydropower research at zero, slashes geothermal research 80%, reduces Electricity R&D funding by nearly a …