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 …

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 …

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 …

New Report on Renewable and Geothermal Energy in Latin America

In a recent report on the renewable energy market in Latin America, IRENA provides a good overview on the important role in specific countries in Central America and Mexico. In a report published late last year, IRENA provides a great overview on renewable energy deployment in Latin America. While geothermal …

Thassalia: France’s First Marine Geothermal Energy Power Plant Inaugurated

French utility Engie has inaugurated the nation’s first self-termed marine geothermal power station on France’s southern coast, in Marseille. The Thassalia power station will pump seawater from the Port of Marseille into heat exchangers and heat pumps to provide heat and refrigeration to a custom-built network integrated with the heart …

‘The Heat is There’: Is There a Future for Geothermal Energy in Australia?

In July 2010, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (Arena) took a $32m gamble on geothermal energy, investing in Australia’s first demonstration of geothermal electricity generation. Six years later, the wells in South Australia’s Cooper Basin have been filled with concrete and abandoned, and the geothermal exploration company involved – Geodynamics …