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.
New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg awarded Cornell University with the rights to build a new high-tech campus in the city, besting Stanford, Columbia, NYU and Carnegie Mellon.
2 | December 19, 2011 6:59am |
Going Green in Gaza, the United Nations initiative to build environmentally friendly buildings in Gaza, reveals designs for the first of 20 zero-emissions schools in the works.
3 | December 9, 2011 5:15am |
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 |
Would you prefer products made via renewable energy? A new certification aims to harness consumer purchasing power for companies who harness the wind, from big banks to building blocks.
3 | November 22, 2011 4:00am |
Der Spiegel's new HQ is the newest addition to Hamburg's HafenCity- Europe's largest inner-city redevelopment project.
November 17, 2011 7:55am |
Energy futurist Chris Nelder suggests community "solar gardens" as a way for towns to transition to renewables in the absence of federal incentives, and shares a dream he had about how one...
10 | November 16, 2011 5:25am |
The proposals from Cornell University and Stanford University lead the race to launch NYC's tech campus.
November 6, 2011 7:24pm |
Energy futurist Chris Nelder does the math to determine when we should transition energy to renewables and transportation to rail. The answer: about 40 years ago.
18 | November 2, 2011 5:40am |
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 |
Data centers are huge CO2 emitters, and Facebook runs big ones. Its latest solution: cold bytes from northern Sweden.
3 | October 28, 2011 2:11am |
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 |
An infographic from One Block Off the Grid charts the time spent and money saved after making energy improvements to your home.
1 | October 25, 2011 9:34am |
Resembling a traditional Hudson Valley barn, New York's first certified Passive House was designed by architect Dennis Wedlick with support from the New York State Energy Research and Development...
6 | October 21, 2011 6:23am |
The N. Atlantic island has been trying to lure industry with 100 percent renewable, stably priced electricity. A Jersey City IT firm serving NY, London financial districts is moving in. Is IBM next?
October 5, 2011 12:00am |
In his inaugural column, resident energy futurist Chris Nelder outlines why the United States' infrastructure spending plans are a rounding error to what's actually necessary.
18 | October 3, 2011 6:42am |
Simbol Materials launched commercial operations at a factory that will eventually extract lithium from the discharge brine created by geothermal plants operating near the Salton Sea.
1 | September 29, 2011 10:52am |
The city of Portland approves plans for the Oregon Sustainability Center and recognizes the value of sustainable building.
3 | September 26, 2011 7:25pm |
Solar isn't always squeaky clean. A Chinese plant dumps deadly toxins. Villagers riot. It's all another reason why Beijing will lead a global nuclear resurgence.
12 | September 20, 2011 5:01am |
The ancient Archimedes' screw is coming into its own as a hydroelectric technology. The Queen buys two to power Windsor Castle.
3 | September 9, 2011 2:16am |
Meet the hybrid geothermal-solar plant -- a new spin on an old idea that could help utilities move away from fossil fuel-power plants.
August 31, 2011 10:35am |