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Alternative Energy / Geothermal Energy

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…

Financiers Bullish on Geothermal, But Industry Must Address Drilling Risks

Feb 15, 2011 at 08:21 | Gloria Gonzalez

Renewable energy financiers are bullish on the geothermal sector, but resource and drilling risks still make them skittish. Total investment in the clean energy sector reached a record $243 billion…

US Geothermal Sector Set for Significant Growth in 2011

Oct 29, 2010 at 12:33 | Gloria Gonzalez

The US geothermal power sector is poised for significant growth in 2011, thanks to the economic stimulus package. Approximately 500MW to 700MW of geothermal power projects will enter the final…

Major Step for the Geothermal Sector

Sep 10, 2010 at 14:07 | Dave Forest

U.S. Geothermal announced this week a strategic partnership with Enbridge, one of North America's largest operators of oil and liquids pipelines. Under the deal, Enbridge will invest $23.8 million toward…

Is Japan Next for Geothermal?

Jul 01, 2010 at 09:43 | Dave Forest

Geothermal giant Ormat announced this week it's going to Japan. Ormat signed a cooperation agreement with Japanese construction conglomerate JFE Engineering. The deal calls for the two companies to work…

Geothermal Elbowing its Way into the Mainstream

Jun 14, 2010 at 13:16 | Dave Forest

As I've mentioned a few times, geothermal looks to be approaching a rolling boil. A few more positive indicators on the sector presented themselves over the past week. First…

Signpost Event Signals the Geothermal Business is Ready for Prime Time

Apr 28, 2010 at 15:03 | Dave Forest

Scenario planners like Peter Schwartz often talk about "signpost" events. These are happenings, often small in and of themselves, which suggest a larger change rippling through the ether of a…

U.S. Geothermal Projects Increase in Year, Extend to Gulf Coast

Apr 13, 2010 at 19:00 | Darrell Delamaide

The number of geothermal energy projects in the U.S. grew by 26% last year, to 188, as development of the alternative energy source spread from the western states to the…

New Framework for European Geothermal Industry Encourages Exploration Companies to Investigate New Resources

Feb 27, 2010 at 18:01 | Dave Forest

I’ve received a copy of a new regulation framework for geothermal energy in Europe. Handed to me by a colleague last week, whose associate led the drafting of the document.…

A Guide To Geothermal Energy

Jul 24, 2009 at 07:48 | Editorial Dept

What is Geothermal energy Geothermal energy is produced by utilizing the heat from water reservoirs deep underground which has been heated by hot magma that lies close to the…

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