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.
The abundance of geothermal energy from Iceland may power the UK, through the largest web of cable interconnectors in the world.
2 | April 15, 2012 7:56pm |
Finally your hot shower water -- and, uh, other warm waste -- will be put to good use as NovaThermal Energy pilots its sewage-powered heating system in Philadelphia.
3 | April 15, 2012 12:18pm |
"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about the solar power industry.
April 9, 2012 1:11am |
The latest twist in 'transmunication' alerts you when someone hits your parked car. And of course, it shows onboard movies. All in a zero-emissions electric luxury Infiniti.
April 6, 2012 6:37am |
Energy columnist Chris Nelder explains why baseload power generation from nuclear and coal plants will be phased out in favor of renewables.
108 | March 28, 2012 5:00am |
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 |
China's now-inhabited eco-city is not typically 'green;' instead, companies are using it to test large-scale sustainable initiatives to roll out across the region.
March 18, 2012 7:16pm |
Filmmaker Yuki Kokubo describes post-disaster life in Japan, based on visits to her parents, who live 90 miles south of Fukushima.
March 11, 2012 7:36am |
MELBOURNE -- Australia will struggle to meet its carbon emissions targets unless governments act to reduce the cost of low-emission technologies, claims a new report.
2 | February 29, 2012 4:11am |
A new energy source may soon rise up near the site of the Fukushima Daichi nuclear disaster in Japan.
1 | February 20, 2012 9:38am |
CO2, methane trapped 1,000 feet deep in mile-high African Great Lake Kivu could catastrophically hit the surface, threatening lives and 2 million people. Instead, it will double electricity capacity.
6 | February 14, 2012 6:00am |
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 |
MidAmerican Energy, the utility owned by Berkshire Hathaway, has solidified its interest in renewable energy. And it's not just about wind anymore.
January 24, 2012 11:32am |
The Department of Energy and Google are financing a geothermal energy project in Central Oregon that will attempt to harness steam power by pumping millions of gallons of water into a dormant volcano.
4 | January 15, 2012 8:55pm |
Global renewable energy investment soared in 2011, with the U.S. taking retaking the top spot. China is, however, likely to soon surpass the super power.
3 | January 12, 2012 5:30pm |
Over the next 12 months, Schneider Electric will complete energy retrofits at nine facilities. The projected annuals savings in energy consumption will be 39 percent annually.
January 9, 2012 1:54pm |
Kenya's delayed Lake Turkana Wind project is predicted to begin in April 2012, improving stable energy resources to the country.
1 | January 5, 2012 4:49am |
Energy futurist Chris Nelder offers three scenarios for the next five years: the good, the bad, and the likely.
20 | January 4, 2012 5:00am |
Families are coping with rising home heating bills, and while some State assistance is available to promote energy efficiency, many will be left out in the cold.
6 | December 28, 2011 7:42am |
The Interior Department has OK'd two utility-scale solar and wind projects, capping a three-year effort to develop renewable energy on public land. But that doesn't mean they'll ever be built.
December 20, 2011 12:47pm |