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Alternative Energy / Geothermal Energy

What’s Holding Geothermal Energy Back?

Jul 30, 2020 at 16:09 | Irina Slav

It’s abundant, and it’s emissions-free: the heat from the earth’s mantle that reaches well into the crust and gives deep drillers a headache occasionally is the new star…

Big Oil Should Focus On The World’s Cleanest Energy Source

Jul 08, 2020 at 13:43 | Irina Slav

Big Oil majors have been scrambling to make the most ambitious climate commitments in the industry, planning a pivot to clean energy, talking about net-zero emission bills, solar,…

The Oil Price Crash Could Trigger A Geothermal Energy Boom

Apr 13, 2020 at 14:44 | Tsvetana Paraskova

‘Geothermal is America’s untapped energy giant,’ the U.S. Department of Energy said in a report last year, highlighting in its analysis that this kind of…

A Surprising Innovation In Energy’s Hottest Market

Jul 31, 2019 at 11:27 | Irina Slav

The world’s geothermal power generation capacity this year hit 14.9 GW. The figure is minuscule compared with fossil fuel or even renewable generation capacity but a figure that’s…

Is This The Future Of Alaska’s Energy Sector?

Jul 24, 2019 at 14:07 | Haley Zaremba

In Alaska, energy has long meant one thing: oil. Extraction and production in Alaska’s oil rich North Slope has been the powerhouse of the state’s economy for decades. In recent…

New Tech From Iceland Can Turn Carbon Dioxide Into Fuel

Oct 24, 2018 at 16:51 | Robert Rapier

I wrote this column in Iceland, where I recently traveled on a working vacation. While in Iceland I met with an innovative energy producer whose technology could help mitigate carbon dioxide emissions. Iceland is…

Ivory Coast Sees Boost In Thermal Energy Production

Mar 02, 2018 at 17:03 | Oxford Business Group

In January Thierry Tanoh, the minister of oil, energy and renewable energy development, announced that work on the new units at Ciprel and Azito’s combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) plants would…

Iceland Geothermal Project Completes Deep Drilling In Volcano

Apr 25, 2017 at 15:32 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Geologists and engineers have successfully drilled into the heart of a volcano in Iceland, as part of a project aimed at assessing the economic feasibility of using deep unconventional geothermal…

Drilling The World’s Hottest Hole

Dec 20, 2016 at 11:50 | Josh Owens

There are few places on earth as geothermal-friendly as the island nation of Iceland, with 25 percent of its total electricity production coming from geothermal facilities. So it makes…

Geothermal Energy At The Center Of Djibouti’s Renewable Transformation

Oct 21, 2016 at 16:53 | Oxford Business Group

Authorities in Djibouti are working to increase the share of renewables in the energy mix, with a particular focus on harnessing the country’s plentiful geothermal resources. In early August Djibouti’s…

Geothermal Making Breakthroughs Using Oil Drilling Tech

Jul 28, 2016 at 15:29 | Qarnain Foda

Oil and gas companies have earned a bad reputation through their drilling practices, yet their advances in drilling technology that have made possible the extraction of oil and…

Geothermal Assets Next To Go In Chevron Crunch

Mar 07, 2016 at 16:31 | James Burgess

Struggling with a fourth-quarter loss of US$588 million, Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX), the second largest U.S. oil producer, is now believed to be working towards a $3-billion…

Geothermal Energy Could Grow Six Fold

Dec 17, 2015 at 15:21 | Michael McDonald

One little noticed side result of the recent Paris Conference was the launch of the Global Geothermal Alliance. The goal of the group is to…

UK Looking at Subsea Cable to Tap Icelandic Geothermal Power

Nov 04, 2015 at 16:23 | Michael McDonald

Among all the countries of the world, Iceland has arguably the most interesting power generation system. While the country lacks the beaches, geographic location, and population…

Geothermal Energy Could Soon Stage A Coup In Oil And Gas

Oct 21, 2015 at 17:04 | Gaurav Agnihotri

Geothermal energy is one of the most widely available green energy sources in the world today. In spite of its availability, its consumption is almost miniscule when compared to wind…

Shell Backs Geothermal Gun Tech

Aug 05, 2015 at 16:56 | Gaurav Agnihotri

From compact fusion to solar energy generation, the world has been desperately searching to find a way to generate energy which is not only abundant but…

Benefits Of Geothermal Power Outweigh The Risks

Aug 03, 2015 at 15:49 | Alexis Arthur

The debate over geothermal energy has generally been a quiet one. With just 13 gigawatts (GW) of global installed capacity, it is considered by some to…

What Is Really Keeping Geothermal Power Back?

Jul 28, 2015 at 12:01 | Benjamin Matek

Earlier this month an article published on Oilprice argued that the future for geothermal power was limited, at best. In short, the article argued; •…

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…

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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