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.
Pacific Light & Power mixes solar and geothermal technology on the island of Kauai.
5 | April 12, 2010 2:03pm |
We need the push venture capital can offer to get the breakthroughs that will build our industry and bring true energy independence.
January 22, 2010 9:13am |
The issue here is market incentives that encourage what we want and discourage what we don't. Even global warming deniers don't like coughing, or black lung, or the risks of oil spills, do they?
6 | January 15, 2010 10:08am |
Much has happened over that decade to set us up for miracles to come. And needs are growing. These twin forces of supply and demand will be reflected in some easy-to-conceive changes, to which...
December 29, 2009 6:57am |
Earthquake-causing human activity deserves a closer look.
21 | December 23, 2009 5:55am |
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 so-called Climate Bill is a jobs bill. By fighting it, global warming denialists, and carbon industry lobbyists, are keeping us out of markets that can grow like the Internet did in the 1990s,...
24 | December 3, 2009 11:53am |
Warren Buffett has bet $44 billion on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad and named the new economic boom. Efficiency.
8 | November 3, 2009 10:48am |
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 |
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 |
The distance between a flexible grid and everything I've read about a SmartGrid is the distance between a SmartGrid and today's grid. If we're going to build on a 40-50 year time horizon we need...
2 | September 21, 2009 12:19pm |
If we want wind power, and hydrogen, and geothermal plants, and better solar panels, the way to get them is through market incentives resulting in more investment, combined with tax laws that...
3 | July 20, 2009 10:20am |
If we can settle on a standard size for a solar cell, standard connectors and interfaces, then we may save enough on upgrades to make investing in even today's technology start to make sense.
2 | July 16, 2009 9:59am |
The way to assure new investors a profitable market for long-term projects is to wipe out the price advantage old, unreliable feedstocks. And the best way to grow all manufacturing is to provide...
20 | June 23, 2009 7:29am |
At a Churchill Club event in Santa Clara, Calif., Bill Joy, co-founder of Sun Microsystems and partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, calls on the government to require using alternative...
1 | February 12, 2009 2:58pm