Yellowstone Supervolcano Could Power The Entire Planet Twice Over

Geothermal energy is definitely an underrated resource. Fair enough, not every country in the world has access to it, because not every single country sits atop a magma chamber that can be tapped for thermal juice, so to speak. Nevertheless, those that have really seem to take advantage of it. Take Iceland, for example. This …

China Raises Use of Geothermal Energy

China plans to raise the annual utilization of geothermal energy to 70 million tonnes of coal equivalent by 2020 as the country seeks to ease reliance on coal and curb pollution. The annual utilization of geothermal energy for heating purposes should reach 40 million tonnes of coal equivalent by 2020, according to a plan formulated …

Geothermal Energy Could Support Central American Low-Carbon Economic Development

The vast geothermal potential throughout Central America could be a key tool in the low-carbon economic development of the region according to the International Renewable Energy Agency. Central American countries currently rank among the world’s top countries in terms of installed geothermal energy share, but have the potential to increase their installed geothermal capacity up …

UK’s First Geothermal Power Plant Launches Crowdfunding Drive

A project to build the UK’s first geothermal electricity site in Cornwall is now open for investment on crowdfunding site Abundance, with a target of raising £5m to kickstart construction. The United Downs Deep Geothermal Power project near Redruth in Cornwall would be the country’s first commercial geothermal power plant, which works by drilling deep …

Google Creates “Dandelion” To Promote Geothermal Energy

Google has set up an independent business outside the Alphabet umbrella called Dandelion. The new company was created to promote new geothermal system technology. Dandelion will attempt to do for residential heating and cooling what SolarCity has done for rooftop solar. “For the past few years, my team and I have been on a mission …

Poland Could Derive up to 30% of its Heating from Geothermal Resources

Poland has large untapped potential for utilising geothermal energy. The country estimates that up to 30% of its heating demand could be covered by geothermal heating. According to estimates, geothermal resources in Poland. Country. Currently, there are 56 documented thermal water deposits, including 17 thermal water reservoirs. Only 25% of that potential is currently being …

NYC’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral Goes Green with New Geothermal Plant

When St. Patrick’s Day revelers parade past St. Patrick’s Cathedral on NYC’s 5th Avenue this coming Friday, they will be celebrating not just the patron saint of Ireland, but also a renewable energy future for the famous landmark. Last month, the Archdiocese of New York announced that the historic Saint Patrick’s cathedral activated a new …