AFTER the Fukushima incident, the Arab spring causing energy supply instability and the ever-increasing need for energy self-sufficiency, geothermal energy is back at the forefront of major changes and paradigm shifts.
However, financial considerations such as start-up costs, together with technical challenges in site location and exploration, solid waste generation, corrosive fluid containment, land subsidence and earthquake induction pose obstacles to faster growth of the geothermal industry.
Putting cost-viable solutions to these challenges would free geothermal, the “King of Renewables”, to provide a reliable, renewable, clean and domestic energy source for millions more around the world. And you will be positioned to benefit most if you bring a global perspective together with intimate access to the world’s geothermal growth markets in Asia, South America, Africa, and the rest of the world.
The World Geothermal Energy Summit 2012 (12-13 December 2012, Manila) brings together all the stakeholders from across the geothermal spectrum – government regulators, investors and investment managers, energy developers, and geothermal industry players from key countries – to find solutions to financial, regulatory and technical challenges, and to increase the role of geothermal in the world’s energy mix. Register today!
Rex Ian Sayson