What People Said

“”Developing geothermal energy can be the best solution to address global warming issues. The efforts to speed up the development of geothermal energy have to be carried out immediately to reduce the world’s dependence on fossil fuel that harms the environment. …….Indonesia is currently only using 1,100 MWe, some 4.2% of geothermal reserves in the country, which constitutes about 40% of the world’s geothermal potential. This is going to change……. These activities, involving a total investment of US$ 8.6 billion, will eventually produce some 2,885 MW of power and will help close the 4,500 MW energy gap that Indonesia is now contending with, as a result of its rapid economic development………….”” Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono


“”………indeed, geothermal energy has helped Iceland to survive the recent banking shock, especially because the cost of heating and electricity for ordinary people, families, homes and business companies was only a small proportion of what it is in other European countries. But also because our geothermal resources make Icelanda very attractive location for industrial investment, and will do so even more in the coming years : for aluminium smelters data-storage centres, high-tech industries and other profitable enterprises………””  Olafur Ragnar Grimson, President of Iceland



…..”””The theme “ Geothermal: The Energy to Change the World” for WGC 2010 was chosen by the organizers because it is our sincere belief that geothermal can not only play and ever increasing and important role in contributing to meeting the worlds future energy needs in an environmentally responsible manner, but that it can and should play as great a role in bring  societal improvements to much of our world. Access to an adequate supply of energy allows for increased industrialization and agricultural production. These in turn result in greater opportunities for meaningful employment. Employment brings an increase in the standard of living including improved access to education, medical care and better nutrition, lower instances of infant and child mortality and in increase in life expectancy. Energy-Geothermal Energy-really can change the world and make our world a better place to live……… “”R. Gordon Bloomquist, Chair IGA WGC 2010 Steering Committee