The IGA and the Geothermal Association of Kenya (GAK) are proud to announce their first joint webinar “Opportunities for Oil & Gas in Geothermal: Spotlight on East Africa“. Date: 7th Oct. 2021 8am ET, 2pm CEST and 3pm EAT.
- Erwan Le Gouadec, Vallourec
- Stephen Onacha, Akiira Geothermal Ltd.
- Marit Brommer, IGA
- Mike Karanja, GAK (Moderator)
The 5th edition of the Global Renewable Energy Forum (GREF) is organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, Bonn Office in cooperation with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and REN21 – the Renewable Energy Network for the 21st Century.
More and more countries and companies commit to net zero-emission strategies, and roughly 73% of global CO2 emissions are subject to specific net-zero targets. Renewables continue to increase and reported a record year in 2020. Yet, to move toward a net zero-emission pathway, annual additions of wind and solar capacity must increase four-fold by 2030, making the 2020s a decisive decade. Limiting temperature increase to 1.5°C by mid-century requires an energy transition based on renewable energy sources and energy-efficient technologies.
Cities play a crucial role in achieving the energy transition not only in the power sector but also in end-use sectors lagging in the uptake of renewables that constitute serious obstacles to attaining net zero-emission targets. Particularly heating has not seen much addition of renewables in recent years.
Against this backdrop, GREF 2021 focuses on net zero-emission pathways of the public and private sectors and the role of cities in the energy transition, with a particular focus on buildings. It demonstrates ways to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 and particularly focuses on how to implement ambitious 2030 targets.
The partners of the conference are ICLEI, International Geothermal Association (IGA), Eurosolar, UNIDO ITPO Germany, World Wind Energy Association (WWEA), Germanwatch, the EnergyAgency.NRW, and the German Technical and Scientific Association for Gas and Water (DVGW).
For online participation, please kindly register here: Registration
For more information, please visit: twitter.com/GREF2021
The Society of Petroleum Engineers – Gulf Coast Section is pleased to inform you that it is organizing the 9th semi-annual Energy Professionals Hiring Event for professionals of energy and upstream oil & gas disciplines.
The Hiring Event is one of the most remarkable happenings that bring together experienced & talented professionals with employers and recruiters from various sectors “virtually under one roof”, thereby serving as the platform for open and vast-ranging employment opportunities. The Hiring Event will be held both online and face to face in Houston and will take place on October 12th, 2021.
All IGA members are entitled to participate in the vent as job seekers!
The SPE-GCS will be partnering with Texas Workforce Solutions and over 40 other professional organizations to make this event inclusive and representative of the industry segment. The virtual platform will be provided by Texas Workforce Solutions, and there will also be a face-to-face component this fall at the Steve Radack Community Center in Houston, resulting in a hybrid event.
For more information about the event, location, time, registration, participants, visit the website: https://www.spegcs.org/hiring-event/.
We are looking forward to the 8th Geothermal Congress for Latin America & the Caribbean (GEOLAC 2021) – a virtual event organized by New Energy and co-hosted with the Inter-American Development Bank, ESMAP and the World Bank. It takes place on September 8-10, 2021 and we would be happy to see you there!
The IGA sponsored session “Why geothermal energy is the game changer for green hydrogen production” include many panelists. Among them – Marit Brommer, Executive Director of the IGA. In the session participants will hold a multi-part conversation about the potential for geothermal produced hydrogen. Experts will discuss what needs to be done to turn ideas into action.
The second part of this discussion will take place at the World Geothermal Congress on October 24-27th in Iceland.
IGA members can register with 25% discount: newenergyevents.com/geolac/attend. Join us at GEOLAC!
For more information please go to: newenergyevents.com/geolac
The countries of Latin America are endowed with excellent geothermal resources. In Central America, these resources have been utilised mainly to generate electricity in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, there exists geothermal potential in Belize, Dominican Republic and Panama. In South America, geothermal resources are found in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. Chile has a utility-scale geothermal power plants, while Colombia has recently opened a small unit generating geothermal power for self-use.
In addition, geothermal energy can be used for multiple applications to support the realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), particularly SDG 7. For instance, the application of geothermal heat in the end-use sectors can favour the agri-food value sector, space heating and cooling in buildings, domestic hot water supply, among other industrial applications. These examples present an evident nexus between geothermal energy and the SDGs in areas such as food security and nutrition, climate action, sustainable cities and communities, among others.
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH through the Programme on Geothermal Heat Utilization for Industrial Processes in the SICA member countries (GEO II) co-organised a webinar on geothermal direct use in Latin America, with a focus on direct uses applications in the agri-food, industrial and urban sectors. The webinar will be held in Spanish.
The event will take place on Wednesday, 11 August at 19:00 GST (Abu Dhabi time).
More Information & Registration: https://www.irena.org/events/2021/Aug/Scaling-up-Geothermal-Direct-Use-for-Industrial-Applications-in-Latin-America