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News Archives - 2005

January

Idaho Geothermal Power Plant Moves Ahead with Power Agreement

February

Dr. Samuel Bodman Sworn in as Secretary of Energy
DOE Proposes $1.2 Billion for Efficiency and Renewables in 2006
Bush Administration Pushes Renewable Energy on Public Lands
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March

California Utility to Buy Power from Six New Renewable Energy Projects
USDA Conservation Program Includes Efficiency, Renewable Incentives
California Launches $30 Million Clean Energy Investment Fund
Report Predicts Huge Growth in Clean Energy Technologies
Ormat Breaks Ground on New Geothermal Power Plant in Nevada

April

Pennsylvania Offers $10 Million for Clean Energy Projects
New Mexico Bills to Encourage Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Idaho Provides Financing, Tax Rebates for Renewable Projects
U.S. Air Force Leads the Nation in Green Power Purchases

May

US Geothermal Signs Two New 10-Megawatt Power Sales Agreements
Drilling Resumes at Blue Mountain Geothermal Site
Ormat Breaks Ground on New Geothermal Plant in California

June

Douglas Faulkner Named Acting Assistant Secretary for Efficiency, Renewables
Ormat Technologies, Inc. Completes Well Re-drilling at Puna Geothermal Project in Hawaii

July

California Geothermal Solicitation

August

U.S. Joins Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development
Power Production from Renewable Energy Aided by Energy Act

September

Investment Firm Offers $25 Million for Renewables, Efficiency
EERE Launches its Financial Opportunities Web Site

October

GEA and GRC 2005 Awards
Voluntary Green Power Purchases Increased Tenfold in 5 Years

November

U.S. Government Exceeds its Goal for Renewable Energy Use
Renewable Energy Markets Showed Strong Growth in 2004
Pumpernickel Geothermal Project Completes Phase I Drill Program
Ormat Commissions 20-Megawatt Geothermal Power Plant in Nevada

December

Geothermal Power Plants Moving Ahead in Idaho and Utah