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Online registration ends TODAY for the AEG
Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh!
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We are just days away from the AEG 58th Annual Meeting: Conference at the Confluence located in downtown Pittsburgh. We are looking forward to welcoming attendees from around the country as well as internationally. We have an outstanding technical program planned with renowned speakers in the fields of environmental and engineering geology.

Online registration closes today, Thursday, Sept. 17. After Thursday, registration can be completed onsite. Be sure to read more for handy tips and reminders regarding the Annual Meeting!


Down to the wire!
AEG Foundation
The following is by Jane Gill-Shaler, RG
AEG Foundation Director and Fundraising Chair

We are really looking forward to the AEG 2015 Meeting! There will be lots of things to do, many technical talks and social gatherings and all of our wonderful sponsors to visit and check out their booths. Be sure and stop by the AEGF booths 1-3, and put your bid on the silent auction items. Buy a bunch of raffle tickets for either the 3-D Printer or the queen-sized quilt, "Pittsburgh Before Pittsburgh," which will be displayed on the tables.

We also still need volunteers to boothsit. Volunteers can sign up for as many hours as they can. It is a great place to sit and rest between technical talks and to spend time with your friends and new acquaintances.

As far as the raffle is concerned, donate online. Click here, and make your donation. As there is no place to indicate that your donation is for the raffle, just send a multiple of $25 for each raffle ticket you want (for instance, if you want two tickets, send $50), and add it to your online donation. Put your preferences in the "In Memory of" column — how many raffle tickets for each item.

Then, send a note to Patty Bryan that you want part of your donation to go for a raffle ticket to either the quilt or the 3-D printer. Please send a copy of your note to me at email address for my records.

Thank you!

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New bills may be game changer for New York geothermal
In early July, two bills passed the New York State Legislature to provide tax incentives to geothermal heat pump (GHP) installations. These incentives are designed to put GHP installations on equal tax footing with other renewable resources. GHP systems store water in underground pipes to provide buildings with heating in winter and cooling in the summer.
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Calpine's geothermal facilities devastated in California blaze
One of the world's largest geothermal facilities, the 725-megawatt Geysers complex, sits on 45 square miles of land along the border of Sonoma and Lake Counties in Northern California. Calpine said at least five of the 14 power plants it owns and operates — 207 megawatts in total — have been affected by the ferocious valley fire.
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Tower resources inks Thali PSC offshore Cameroon
World Oil
Tower Resources, the Africa-focused oil and gas exploration company, has signed the shallow water Thali (formerly known as "Dissoni") Production Sharing Contract (PSC), offshore Cameroon. Tower's signature of the Thali PSC represents a low-cost entry into a mature region with low-risk exploration or appraisal targets and the potential for significant upside.
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Views expressed in this publication are not necessarily those officially representing the Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists except where expressly stated.


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