Geothermal power moves from state to state

That renewable energy “first” that way back in April we said was on its way? It’s here. Power from a geothermal plant in northern Nevada is flowing to Southern California.

Scientists eye geothermal-C02 hookup

Carbon capture, the technology widely deemed vital to saving the planet from a climate disaster – but frustratingly slow to gain traction – could have a friend in geothermal power.

Tapping volcanos for geothermal power

Costa Rica and geothermal power make obvious sense – the country is teeming with geological activity, a fact apparent to anyone who has visited active volcanoes like Arenal or Poás.

Geothermal turns to crowdsourcing

The Canadian Geothermal Energy Association, feeling left out in the cold by the Canadian government, says it will turn to crowdsourcing in an effort to boost geothermal’s prospects in the country.

Geothermal growth is on fire!

Global geothermal power capacity could be on its way toward doubling, according to a new industry report, as projects unfold around the world, with a number of countries closing in on putting their first geothermal power stations to work.

Geothermal + Solar = Oregon Tech

Oregon Tech thinks it’s back on track with its ambitious goal of becoming the first university in North America to generate all of the electrical power it requires – from renewable sources, no less.

Obama admin wants more solar and geothermal

Ken Salazar was about “smart from the start.” Sally Jewell, his successor as head of the U.S. Department of the Interior, appears to be claiming “landscape-level approach” as her favorite phrase when it comes to large-scale renewable energy development in the West.Oba

How to move geothermal drilling forward

You might think of it as the, “How to Get Geothermal Over the Risk-Hump Plan.” The idea is to establish a global exploration drilling fund, ideally with some public sector support. What good would it do?

This supercomputer center uses geothermal cooling

With all the coverage in North America about the questionable practice of hydraulic fracking to dislodge trapped oil and gas deep underground, the idea of drilling down to precious aquifers to use cool groundwater as a method to control building temperatures can make many environmentalists squeamish.

Geothermal power slowly moves forward in the US

US authorities have approved another plan to develop and test a geothermal reservoir using enhanced geothermal system (EGS) technology.

Geothermal to inch forward in 2013

A story popped up in my “geothermal power” feed on Sunday with the headline: “DOE set to award 4 renewable energy contracts.”

US Army kicks off $7 billion clean power gold rush

The U.S. Army is driving a huge new market for renewable energy, dangling up to $7 billion to purchase power sourced from solar, wind, biomass, geothermal and other alternative-energy technologies.

Subtropical home and gallery keeps its cool via geothermal

We've seen builders and architects accomplish some amazing feats with geothermal heat wells — chief among them, achieving Passive House certification for a duplex in Ottawa, Canada, the world's fourth coldest capital city. 

Captured CO2 + geothermal = ultra-clean power 

Geothermal is among the few renewable sources of electricity that can produce baseload power or provide peak-load power.

How to generate power from a volcano

A plan to tap the geothermal potential of one of the Cascade Range’s most impressive volcanoes has been thrown open for public consultation.

Geothermal steams forward, under the radar

Geothermal has long been touted as the only stable form of renewable energy because it produces constant 24-hour energy from hot rocks deep underneath the ground.

US has vast geothermal resources, study shows

The US has the geothermal resources to produce ten times as much power as the current installed capacity of coal plants, Google-sponsored research shows.

Renewable energy production passes nuclear

Renewable energy production in the United States has surpassed the production of nuclear power for the first time, a government study reports.

Geothermal energy or solar power?

You think the Nevada desert, you think solar power. But that's not the case at Pahrump Valley High School, about 50 miles west of Las Vegas. 

The school, scheduled to open in 2012, is being built with a geothermal heat pump (GHP).

New England granite a geothermal hotbed?

We need to expand the popular concept of geothermal power. Really, it's not just about geysers spurting water and steam, Old Faithful-like, high into the air.