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Renewable Energy Key Vehicle on Rio+20 Sustainable Development Roadmap

The drive to forge equitable, sustainable “green” economies and develop and deploy renewable energy and clean technologies are front-and-center in the media in the run-up to the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development which is to take place in the iconic Brazilian city June 20-22. Three bits of essential reading, and reference, relating to global renewable energy growth and its role in sustainable development programs were released yesterday: the UN Environment Programme’s (UNEP) “Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2012,” the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century’s (REN21) 2012 “Renewables Global Status Report,” and the Natural Resources Defense Council’s “Renewable Energy Scorecard.”

Geothermal Energy Receives A $350 Million Boost

The Obama administration announces $350 million to develop geothermal energy.

El Salvador Utility Commissions Geothermal Plant, Highlighting Potential in Central America

LaGeo and Enex have brought an additional 9.3-MW geothermal power plant on line in El Salvador, highlighting the region’s vast geothermal resource potential.