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Alternative Energy / Geothermal Energy

France In Tight Spot over Geothermal ‘Fracking’

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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…

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