- Scott Sklar: Year 2009 in favor of geothermal energy
- Google‘s philanthropy and failure
- Karl Gawell and Leslie Blodgett: EGS on rise
- GEONET and GEOELEC platforms started
GEOELEC became the first ever European Technology Platform (ETP) focused directly on geothermal energy. Since the beginning of December 2009, this type of energy has become more visible in Brussels – in "EU bubble". GEOELEC means “Geothermal Electricity” and as the name suggests, its aim is to support research and development of geothermal energy technologies in order to be used in way of producing the electricity.
GEONET is a kind of regional cross-border platform. This one was established in November 2009 by the partners from Hungary and Slovakia. Thanks to the support of ERDF (European Regional Development Fund), there will be some expert conferences and workshops in 2010. Similarly to GEOELEC, also GEONET's primary focus is the creating electricity in geothermal way.
Well, regarding these platforms, we are proud to say that our company (Geothermal Anywhere) actively contributed to creation of both. In case of GEOELEC as an active participant at opening session in Munich (Germany), in case of GEONET as an co-founder and administrator.
- And finally, Geothermania had been established in 2009 :-)