U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Geothermal Technologies Office
International Partnership for Geothermal Technology Launches Web Site
November 18, 2008
Geothermal energy, with EGS, has the potential to be the world’s only renewable baseload power source. It is clean, renewable and safe. The International Partnership for Geothermal Technology (IPGT) signifies the commitment of the world’s geothermal energy leaders to advance the energy through the continued development of new technologies.
Representatives from Australia, Iceland and the United States signed the Charter Agreement for the IPGT on August 28, 2008 in Keflavik, Iceland. The purpose of the IPGT is to accelerate the development of geothermal technology through international cooperation. Enhanced geothermal systems technology (EGS) is in an early stage of development and groups throughout the world are working to develop effective methodologies and practices.
Given global climate change and the world’s current energy security concerns, we all need a reliable baseload source of renewable energy. Of the existing renewable energies, geothermal is the only one that can fill this role. It is thus imperative that geothermal energy be made a viable possibility for societies throughout the world, irrespective of their hydrothermal resources.
The IPGT is working to achieve this goal and the "just launched" Web site will be an integral part of the Partnership's strategy. Through the Web site and other means, the IPGT provides a forum for government and industry leaders to coordinate their efforts, and collaborate on projects. Partners share information on results and best practices to avoid blind alleys, limit unnecessary duplication, and efficiently accelerate the development of geothermal technologies.
Source: IPGT Web Site