Baillieu government commits $5m towards geothermal project

Thursday November 3rd 2011 Friends of the Earth geothermal funding a significant step forward for Baillieu government Environmental organisation Friends of the Earth has welcomed the announcement that the state government has granted $5 million towards a geothermal project in the Surf Coast Region. “In recent weeks, the Surf Coast community has been focused on the announcement that Alcoa will get another 50 years to burn highly polluting coal at Anglesea” said Friends of the Earth campaigns co-ordinator Cam Walker. “We have received very strong feedback from residents that they do not want coal mining”. “The Alcoa decision locks us … Continue reading Baillieu government commits $5m towards geothermal project

community info session on geothermal power

GEELONG GEOTHERMAL POWER PROJECT COMMUNITY INFORMATION SESSION GEOTHERMAL EXPLORATION DRILLING SITES Greenearth Energy via its Geelong Geothermal Power Project (GGPP) is exploring the opportunity to develop geothermal energy, a zero carbon emission energy source, in the area north of Anglesea and west of Forest Road. We are currently in the process of selecting a site for the first exploration well. Greenearth Energy is holding a community information day to seek community feedback. Public displays will be available for viewing from 11.00am to 4.00pm and two presentations will be delivered at 11.00am and 2.00pm. Greenearth Energy invites the local community and … Continue reading community info session on geothermal power

‘Geo-power plant set for Alcoa land’

ALCOA has signed an agreement to host a controversial geothermal power plant on the company’s Surf Coast coal mine land, according to a spokesperson. But the spokesperson said Alcoa was as yet unable to say whether the agreement with Greenearth Energy could allow the aluminium giant to close its coal-fired power plant near Anglesea. The spokesperson called the agreement a “zero-emission power investment” for Alcoa. “We are interested in looking at energy sources all the way around the world that are renewable, as we are using renewable energy in Iceland now.” The spokesperson said the Greenearth project could deliver a … Continue reading ‘Geo-power plant set for Alcoa land’