Geothermal power is a clean, sustainable form of energy that leverages the thermal energy stored in the Earth. Technological advances have expanded the technique to areas beyond tectonic plate boundaries, with applications such as home heating and commercial electricity production.
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At the Cleantech Forum in San Francisco, NRG Energy CEO David Crane discusses how smart meters, distributed-solar projects, and plug-in electric vehicles could potentially cause disruptive change...
3 | March 27, 2012 1:28pm
Prefabricated homes conjure up images of uninspired architecture, but Simpatico Homes is constructing sustainable houses out of factory-built modules that are beautifully designed. SmartPlanet's...
3 | January 23, 2012 8:21am
SmartPlanet correspondent Sumi Das talks to Ford exec Dan Kapp about the company's alternative fuels strategy and one of its first EVs to hit the market in 2012, its Ford Focus Electric.
1 | December 21, 2011 3:00pm
Have a foodie on your holiday shopping list? SmartPlanet's Sumi Das shares some great ideas including a magical lid that replaces plastic wrap and a chopping board set that reduces the spread of...
December 15, 2011 9:01am
Home energy management systems may finally be heading mainstream. Energy Hub's CEO, Seth Frader-Thompson predicts that every home in the U.S. will utilize some form of energy management within 10...
November 16, 2011 11:05am
Ever feel guilty about using foil once and then throwing it in the recycling bin? If you're looking for a better way to wrap up your leftovers, recycled aluminum could be the answer....
4 | November 8, 2011 9:00am
Frog was recently tasked with creating a symbol to promote energy consciousness. SmartPlanet correspondent Priya David Clemens visits the design firm's San Francisco offices to learn about the...
5 | September 8, 2011 10:09am
Tired of scratching your head and wondering why your electricity bill is so high every month? SmartPlanet's Sumi Das takes a look at Visible Energy's UFO Power Center, which can help you conserve...
August 10, 2011 5:01pm
More than 1,700 rooftop solar panels generate hundreds of kilowatts of electricity at CBS Television City, where the network has produced programming for nearly 60 years. Learn how the LA...
4 | July 20, 2011 3:14pm
Extending and modernizing an electric grid with renewable energy sources is the key component of a low-carbon energy strategy, says Katharina Reiche, Germany's state secretary for the environment,...
3 | July 13, 2011 12:06pm
High oil prices and the BP spill are just two real reminders of how energy dependent we truly are, but tomorrow's solar technology promises cleaner power at lower costs. SmartPlanet correspondent...
3 | January 11, 2011 7:38am
The Philadelphia Eagles recently announced plans to power Lincoln Financial Field with renewable energy, including wind, solar and dual-fuel generated electricity. SmartPlanet shows you digital...
2 | December 15, 2010 4:46pm
Dow Chemical Company's Powerhouse solar shingles convert sunlight into electricity. The product integrates low-cost thin-film photovoltaic cells into roofing shingles that can be installed...
9 | December 8, 2010 2:56pm
At the GoingGreen Silicon Valley 2010 conference in San Francisco, Morgan Stanley Managing Director and Head of Clean Energy Investment Banking Kevin Genieser, Virgin Green Fund Partner Anup...
2 | October 21, 2010 3:31pm
At the GoingGreen Silicon Valley conference in San Francisco, Matthew Trevithick, a partner at venture capital firm Venrock, proposes what the U.S. should do if it is serious about using nuclear...
9 | October 18, 2010 9:12am
Will consumers adopt energy dashboards in their homes? Eric Wesoff, a senior analyst with Greentech Media, takes the contrarian point of view that these devices may not be the wave of the future...
4 | October 12, 2010 3:16pm
Would you conserve energy if you could monitor your consumption by the hour? Lucid Design Group has developed new software that provides users with instant feedback on how much energy they're...
8 | August 24, 2010 9:02am
Want to know much power your Xbox is hogging every day? SmartPlanet correspondent Sumi Das looks at a concept energy management device from Intel that tracks consumption of all the appliances in...
7 | August 19, 2010 9:24am
How do you know if the ducts in your house are leaking air and if so what you should do about it? SmartPlanet visits the home of real estate specialist Rita Gatlin who is focused on making her...
6 | July 7, 2010 8:56am