geothermal energy - updates

Rappler's latest stories on geothermal energy


WATCH: Can we use geothermal forever?

Mar 07, 2019 - 12:06 PM

Unlike other sources of energy, there are ways to keep geothermal sources abundant

WATCH: Geothermal energy and the Philippines: A match made in heaven

Mar 05, 2019 - 2:02 PM

Find out why geothermal energy is perfect for powering our houses and businesses

Philippines revs up flagging green energy engine

Oct 10, 2018 - 12:55 PM

A surge of new exploration efforts are underway in a nation that has some of the world's largest untapped sources of volcanic heat, but which relies on coal for half its electricity

EDC says geothermal not dead but efficiency, incentives crucial

May 08, 2017 - 8:05 PM

The renewable energy firm expects flat to modest growth in 2017 as it upgrades its plants for the future

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Feb 27, 2017 - 10:58 AM

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ABDUCTED. German nationals Juergen Kantner and his wife Sabine Merz (R) pose for a photograph on May 5, 2009 in Berbera. File photo by Mustafa Abdi/AFP

Oil giant taps China's vast geothermal reserves

Feb 26, 2017 - 3:19 PM

Though experts say there is immense potential in China s subterranean heat reserves they remain largely unexploited

This photo taken on February 23, 2017 shows a worker from Sinopec Company, showing how the heat pump is operated to journalists in Zangangzhen, Heibei province. Fred Dufour/AFP

Indonesia struggles to tap volcano power

Sep 25, 2016 - 11:52 AM

Indonesia has long lagged behind in its use of the renewable power source – now the government is pushing to expand the sector five fold in the next decade

This picture taken on August 31, 2016 shows steam rising from the Wayang Windu geothermal power station on West Java in Indonesia. Bay Ismoyo/AFP

AboitizPower eyes Chevron's PH, Indonesian geothermal assets

May 16, 2016 - 7:00 PM

These assets which could be for sale next year include one of the world s largest geothermal operations

Renewable energy posted record growth rate in 2015 – IRENA

Apr 08, 2016 - 8:00 PM

Renewable energy is now the preferred option for new power generation capacity around the world says the International Renewable Energy Agency

epa05071233 Project Manager Klaus Schrot checks the last solar panels before the opening of a new solar farm on a former firing range in Star Buchholz in Schwerin, Germany, 16 Decemeber 2015. The company PVStrom has installed almost 40,000 solar modules. The installation will thus generate more than 10,000 megawatt hours of solar power annually. EPA/JENS BUETTNER

ADB backs first 'climate bond' issuance in Asia-Pacific

Feb 29, 2016 - 8:40 PM

The P10 7B Aboitiz led bond will be boosted by a direct ADB loan of P1 8B for the development of the Tiwi MakBan facilities

REFURBISHING. The money raised for the bonds will go to the development of APRI's Tiwi-Makban geothermal facilities. The MakBan geothermal facility (pictured) located in Sto Tomas Batangas currently has 10 operating units while the Tiwi Geothermal Power located in Albay has 4 operating units.  Both geothermal facilities have a combined generating capacity of 390 megawatts. Photo from AboitizPower's website.

EDC to build P130M facility to connect Bac-man3 to Luzon grid

Dec 30, 2015 - 12:16 PM

The renewable energy firm is hoping for provisional approval from the ERC to connect its 31MW geothermal plant within the projected timeframe of December 2017

Pengalaman Wawan temani Jokowi

Jul 11, 2015 - 3:11 PM

Pertamina memulai fase komersial PLTP Kamojang Unit 5 berkapasitas 1 x 35 MW Potensi energi panas bumi di Indonesia mencapai 28 000 MW Berapa sudah dieksplorasi?

Presiden Jokowi didampingi Dirut Pertamina Dwi Soetjipto dan GM PGE Area Kamojang Wawan Darmawan meninjau PLTP Kamojang Unit 5. Foto oleh Uni Lubis/Rappler

Enough steam found for Maibarara geothermal plant expansion

Jun 15, 2015 - 3:56 PM

The energy department looks forward to a new 10 megawatt power station in Maibarara Geothermal Incorporated by 2017

Alstom to build geothermal plant in Indonesia

Feb 12, 2015 - 10:23 AM

The turnkey plant to generate 30 megawatts will be set up in Karaha West Java

HARNESSING GEOTHERMAL ENERGY. The 227 MW Wayang Windu power station in West Java province is Indonesia's biggest geothermal power producer. File photo by EPA

New law to boost geothermal energy in Indonesia

Aug 26, 2014 - 5:18 PM

Indonesia is estimated to have more than 28 000 MW of geothermal potential but is currently producing just over 1 300 MW from the clean source

HARNESSING GEOTHERMAL ENERGY. The 227 MW Wayang Windu power station in West Java province is Indonesia's biggest geothermal power producer. File photo by EPA

Drilling for $180-M Mindoro geothermal project starts July

Jun 06, 2014 - 1:12 PM

The geothermal plant is set to give cheap renewable energy source to the blackout prone island

New geothermal plant to pull down power rates in Mindoro

Feb 02, 2014 - 4:36 PM

A power supply agreement is currently being negotiated for EPI to supply the power requirements of the Oriental Mindoro Electric Cooperative

Lopez-led EDC eyes big-ticket power projects abroad

May 09, 2013 - 2:52 PM

The Philippines biggest geothermal producer eyes power ventures in Chile Peru Indonesia and Kenya

GOING FOR THE BIG FISH. EDC's president and COO Richard Tantoco said they are only looking at the bigger international project. Photo by Aya Lowe/Rappler

Aquino on China row: NZ backs rules-based approach

Oct 23, 2012 - 3:37 PM

President Aquino says New Zealand supports a rules based approach to resolving the PH China dispute