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Alternative Energy / Geothermal Energy

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Why Geothermal Energy Will Remain A Small Player

Jul 01, 2015 at 14:53 | Euan Mearns

Geothermal is presently a minor player in the field of renewable energy and for the reasons discussed here is likely to remain one, but Energy Matters…

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Geothermal Power Gathering Steam in U.S.

Sep 01, 2014 at 14:17 | Andrew Topf

The bubbling sulfur springs and powerful, majestic geysers of Yellowstone National Park are visible manifestations of the potential for geothermal energy in the United States. Yet for various…

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Drilling Down To The Economic Realities Of Geothermal Power

Jul 07, 2014 at 17:02 | MINING.com

When someone who has just completed a series of mining asset sales totalling $1.6 billion chooses to share some frank thoughts on geothermal power, you have to respect the…

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Geothermal Gains Traction in Post-Fukushima Japan

Mar 19, 2014 at 18:08 | James Burgess

Japan’s Chuo Electric Power Co. is preparing to launch the country’s first new geothermal power project in 15 years at a time when Tokyo is grappling with energy alternatives…

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Japan Looks at Dozens of New Geothermal Power Plants

Feb 05, 2014 at 16:28 | John Daly

In the aftermath of the 11 March 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear crisis, the then ruling Democratic Party of Japan took all of the country's 54 nuclear reactors offline before subsequently…

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Iceland Taps Magma for 24/7 Geothermal Energy Source

Jan 31, 2014 at 17:18 | John Daly

Renewable energy has always faced a significant bottleneck for broader acceptance – the wind doesn’t blow 24 hours a day, the sun doesn’t always shine, and 24/7 renewable power sources…

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Hawaii Embraces Geothermal – Cautiously

Nov 12, 2013 at 17:18 | John Daly

In the ongoing energy debate about fossil fuels versus renewables, solar and wind renewable sources have a shortcoming – the sun doesn’t always shine, the wind doesn’t always blow.

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Ethiopia to Build Africa’s Largest Geothermal Plant

Oct 10, 2013 at 17:14 | John Daly

On 27 September Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and Deputy Prime Minister Dr. Michael Debretsion announced the first independent power project in Ethiopia's history. The $4 billion 1,000 megawatt…

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Geothermal Energy: More Exciting than Media Thinks

May 17, 2013 at 14:44 | Editorial Dept

Geothermal energy is hands down THE best renewable energy avenue out there: The Earth is always generating heat, and there won’t be any “peak heat”, nor could we ever extract…

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France In Tight Spot over Geothermal ‘Fracking’

Apr 10, 2013 at 17:13 | Jen Alic

France finds itself in an interesting conundrum that the oil industry is hoping to take advantage of: The country has banned fracking but is now planning to tap into geothermal…

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