The Forgotten Renewable: Geothermal Energy Production Heats Up

Three and a half hours east of Los Angeles lies the Salton Sea, a manmade oasis in the heart of the Mojave Desert. It was created in 1905, when a canal broke and the Colorado River flooded the desert for more than a year. The Sea became a tourist hotspot …

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. …

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, …

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 …

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, …

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 …