News: 2014

First exclusive licence in the Dreki Area relinquished - 12.12.2014

Orkustofnun has today received a notification from operator Faroe Petroleum that the company along with its partners, Petoro Iceland and Iceland Petroleum, relinquish their licence No. 2013/01, which was issued on 4 January 2013. Read more

Call for Nordic Flagship Projects released - 8.12.2014

Nordic Energy Research has launched a call for pre-proposals for Nordic Flagship Projects, with a deadline of February 19th 2015. Totalling 80 million NOK, it is the largest and most important joint Nordic funding programme for energy research for the next four years.

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UNU-GTP is hosting short courses on Exploration for Geothermal Resources in Kenya - 13.11.2014

The courses are currently ongoing at Lake Bogoria and Lake Naivasha, Kenya. The Short Courses targets young geoscientists and engineers that are working in geothermal or being groomed for that.
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A Successful Conference on Energy Quality Management - 29.9.2014

The conference “Nordic Show Room on Energy Quality Management” was held at the end of August where leaders of the energy industry and government representatives came together. Read more

Renewables in Iceland are saving 3000 US dollars per capita every year - 30.5.2014

Renewables for heating in Iceland is already saving 7% of GDP or equivalent 3000 US $ per capita every year this is stated in the latest newsletter published by Geothermal ERA-NET

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Call for Proposals: Increasing Renewable Energy Production in Romania - 26.3.2014

Funds are now available from the EEA Grants to increase Romania's share of renewable energy. The application deadline is 20 May 2014. Read more

Travel support for graduate students - 24.1.2014

Once again GEORG has decided to offer a support to a number of graduate students working on the topics of geothermal energy to participate in International Conferences on Geothermal. GEORG can support up to 10 students with the amount of 100.000 ISK each as a contribution to travelling costs. Read more

Orkustofnun grants a third licence in the Dreki Area - 22.1.2014

The Director General of Orkustofnun, Guðni A. Jóhannesson, has today, in the presence of Ragnheiður Elín Árnadóttir, Minister of Industry and Commerce, Marit Lillealtern, a representative of the embassy of Norway and Ma Jisheng, the Ambassador of the People's Republic of China, granted the third licence for exploration and production of hydrocarbons in the Dreki Area. Read more