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2010 World Geothermal Congress

 

2010 World Geothermal Congress

The Bali Conference, 26 April 2010

The 2010 World Geothermal Congress took place between April 25-30, 2010 in Bali, Indonesia. It was called the world's biggest geothermal energy conference.[1]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Bali Conference 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

History

The World Geothermal Congress is organized every five years by the International Geothermal Association.[2] The previous three conferences took place in Florence, Italy (1995), Beppu-Morioka, Japan (2000) and Antalya, Turkey (2005).[3]

Bali Conference

Attendees from 80 countries[1] were discussing better ways to develop geothermal power as an environmentally friendly energy source which can be harnessed in the future for less cost than it is today.

The Summit was opened by Indonesian president, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono at Westin Hotel, Nusa Dua, Bali.[4] The opening was marked by the signing of 12 geothermal-related contracts worth in the range of US$5 billion. Among the contracts were agreements between the Indonesian state power firm PT PLN and PT Pertamina Geothermal Energy (PGE) - a geothermal business branch of state oil and gas company PT Pertamina - to develop four geothermal power plants in Sulawesi and Sumatra.[5]

The Congress concluded with over 2,500 participants signing the Bali Declaration "Geothermal Energy to Change the World" during the closing ceremony.[6]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b , BBC News, 25 April 2010Indonesia hosts world's biggest geothermal energy forumKarishma Vaswani:, retrieved 18 August 2010
  2. ^ United Nations University, retrieved 18 August 2010
  3. ^ International Geothermal Association: World Geothermal Congress - the history, retrieved 18 August 2010
  4. ^ Tempo, retrieved 18 August 2010
  5. ^ Indonesian Embassy, Rome, retrieved 18 August 2010
  6. ^ Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of Indonesian, retrieved 18 August 2010

External links

  • Official site
  • Proceedings
  • IGA - International Geothermal Association
  • Images on Flickr
  • The Jakarta Globe article
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