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New Solar Breakthrough Turns Carbon Dioxide Into Fuel

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Alternative Energy / Geothermal Energy

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

U.S. Game Changing Renewable - Geothermal Power

Mar 16, 2013 at 16:05 | John Daly

The biggest weakness of renewable power advocates is the fact that the sun doesn’t always shine, nor the wind blow.Geothermal power, which does not suffer from down time,…

Will Japan Embrace Geothermal Power to Move Away from Nuclear?

Dec 31, 2012 at 12:52 | John Daly

Despite the recent victory of Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party, which is pro-nuclear and won a nationwide parliamentary vote on 16 December, issues surrounding the country’s nuclear energy policies will not…

Geothermal Energy Could Provide 20% of the UK's Electricity Needs

May 31, 2012 at 17:33 | Charles Kennedy

A recent study by the engineering industry consultants Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM) has concluded that by spending just £11 million a year to raise geothermal energy subsidies the UK could…

New Drill Bits to Make Geothermal Cheaper

Mar 21, 2012 at 17:38 | Brian Westenhaus

About 30 years ago Sandia Labs developed polycrystalline diamond compact (PDC) bits for geothermal drilling.  Today nearly two-thirds of the oil we use comes from wells drilled using the…

Rwanda Seeks $1 Billion Geothermal Energy Investment

Feb 20, 2012 at 17:37 | John Daly

Among African nations, foreign observers can only cheer on Rwanda’s progress as it recovers from Africa’s most brutal civil conflict after the Democratic Republic of Congo (DROC). A vicious civil…

Geothermal's Potential as a Serious Energy Source

Jan 16, 2012 at 07:36 | Tom Murphy

The Earth started its existence as a red-hot rock, and has been cooling ever since. It’s still quite toasty in the core, and will remain so for billions of years,…

Kenya to Investigate Potential of Geothermal Power

Nov 14, 2011 at 07:46 | John Daly

Kenya, plagued by electricity shortages like many of its East African neighbors, has awarded Japan’s Toyota Tsusho Corp. and South Korea’s Hyundai Engineering Co. contracts to build $420 million in…

Indonesia’s Geothermal Potential Being Hamstrung by Regional Politics

Nov 08, 2011 at 07:26 | Energy Digital

Indonesia has the potential to become the world's biggest geothermal energy leader, so long as investment is pursued. Indonesia's geothermal energy is literally bursting from the ground, with the world's…

Chile Investigates Geothermal Power

Oct 28, 2011 at 07:37 | John Daly

Aside from cost constraints, perhaps the biggest hurdle facing nations seeking to embrace renewable energy is its unpredictability. Re solar, the sun goes down. Plant your biofuels patch and drought…

U.S. Geothermal Industry Could be Given a Boost by Congress

Aug 03, 2011 at 08:33 | Energy Digital

With Washington finalizing a last minute debt deal to avoid a default, some are preparing for what’s next.  Frankly, the poorly pieced together debt deal will do little more than…

Researchers Develop a More Efficient Approach to Extracting Geothermal Energy

Jun 10, 2011 at 07:18 | EcoSeed

Researchers from the University of Minnesota’s Department of Earth Sciences have developed an approach to extracting geothermal energy more efficiently while reducing atmospheric carbon dioxide at the same time. The…

Geothermal Station that Generates Energy from People to be Opened in 2012

May 11, 2011 at 22:09 | Green Futures

The glow of many a hot and bothered commuter will be harnessed for local heating in Stockholm and Paris. Swedish realtor Jernhusen is investing SEK 1 billion in the regeneration…

The Coming Geothermal Energy Boom

Mar 21, 2011 at 11:23 | Brian Westenhaus

According to a report released last week by Pike Research we’ll see a significant increase in the use of geothermal as an energy source between now and 2020.

Incredible Geothermal Energy Potential in the United States

Feb 17, 2011 at 07:50 | Al Fin

USGS estimates 500,000 MWe of EGS geothermal resource potential lies beneath the western United States. This is approximately half of the current installed electric power generating capacity in the United…

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