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Salt Lake City Looks to Geothermal, Obama Stimulus to Keep “Green” Momentum Going

If passed, Pres. Obama’s stimulus plan would provide an added boost to local and state government efforts to address climate change by more proactively developing renewable energy resources. Having achieved significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions from its municipal operations, Salt Lake City recently announced a plan to study the feasibility of tapping low temperature geothermal resources to generate electricity on a cost-effective, long-term basis.

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Out With the Coal & Oil, In With the Geothermal in East Africa’s Rift Valley

Growing acknowledgment of the unaccounted for cost of fossil fuels in terms of carbon dioxide emissions, ecological degradation, economic development and foreign policy have sparked interest in a wide range of alternative fuel and power resources. One of the most promising and perhaps underestimated has been geothermal power. That's changing. The UN Environment Program and General Environment Facility released the results of a geothermal test program in Kenya that bodes well for geothermal power's future not only in the East Africa Rift Valley but around the world.

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