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.
With a small footprint and clean, baseload-ready power, geothermal energy is underrated, writes Damian Carrington at The Guardian. Is it the answer over nuclear?
7 | January 19, 2011 6:48am |
A $9.6 million grant will help Ryan Law turn Cornwall's tin mining past into a renewable electricity future. He'll tap hot rock 3 miles below southwest England. Who needs lava when you have granite?
1 | November 1, 2011 8:58am |
Think "byproduct" and "methanol." A Reykjavik group strikes a deal with a Dutch oil company.
6 | February 13, 2013 5:16am |
Think of North Dakota and visions of oil boom towns might spring to mind. But there's another smaller energy revolution underway in the state.
2 | January 30, 2012 11:13am |
The U.S. could have as much as 10 gigawatts of geothermal power at its disposal if current projects under development are completed, according to a new report.
October 1, 2009 8:01am |
Despite low emissions and cost of energy, the potential of geothermal energy remains "underutilized" due to high upfront costs, according to a new report.
7 | March 3, 2011 6:52am |
Abandoned underground mines -- typically viewed as a safety risk and environmental scourge -- could be given a new life heating homes in nearby communities, recent research shows.
1 | May 4, 2012 9:06am |
A three-year project supported by Google.org gives a clearer picture of geothermal energy resources in the United States and measures the potential of enhanced geothermal systems.
October 25, 2011 5:10pm |
In a quest for energy independence, the Saint Lucian government signs an agreement with Qualibou Energy Inc. to develop and export geothermal power.
2 | August 19, 2010 4:00am |
A new drill that uses super-hot water to cut through rock could help make geothermal energy a viable alternative to fossil fuels.
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A new way of generating geothermal energy could also sequester carbon, making it doubly beneficial to the climate.
1 | June 7, 2011 8:59pm |
Report figures U.S. universities and colleges could collectively save at least $2 billion by investing in geothermal energy initiatives.
March 31, 2011 5:56am |
Iceland, a country of 318,000 people, generates all its electricity from renewables. It could be on the verge of helping giant India map out a geothermal future.
1 | May 5, 2011 11:43am |
Two major geothermal projects in the U.S. and Europe were both permanently abandoned last week after officials said they could cause earthquakes.
7 | December 15, 2009 2:00pm |
The real answer to getting the most from the West's geothermal abundance is to make that energy portable somehow. The two best-known ways of doing that are to turn it into hydrogen or ammonia, but...
7 | September 25, 2009 2:19pm |
Researchers break more ground for geothermal in England. Will this be the country's next leading renewable energy source?
3 | June 28, 2010 4:00am |
The search giant can't keep throwing around all that money. Google drops a renewable energy program and abandons solar thermal electricity, saying it's not competitive against photovoltaics.
3 | November 23, 2011 8:37am |
An Icelandic company is teaming with Reykjavik's municipal waste authority to turn household rubbish into a fuel efficient gasoline additive.
2 | March 22, 2012 2:04pm |
The 100% renewably powered grid is coming sooner than you think. The only question is whether grid operators will be ready for it in time.
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China's Premier, Wen Jiabao, is in Iceland to discuss partnerships on Chinese investment and trade of geothermal energy.
6 | April 22, 2012 5:38pm |