Green White City

Did you know that the highest tree in the Serbian capital is growing on Zeleni venac? It is not Sequoia sempervirens, Eucalyptus regnans or Picea sitchensis but Stattwerk Biotop – an artificial light installation of a German design company. Inspired by the metamorphosis of nature “Stattwerk” has symbolically planted “seed” …

Oserian Seeks Nod to Produce Solar Power

Flower grower and exporter Oserian Development Company has applied for variation of its two megawatt (MW) geothermal power generation licence to include harnessing of solar energy. The firm, which uses geothermal steam to power business—from lighting hundreds of staff houses to heating its greenhouses at night—plans to utilise roofs for …

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 …

Costa Rica Runs Entirely on Renewable Energy for 300 Days

Costa Rica has charted another clean energy accolade. So far this year, the Central American country has run on 300 days of 100 percent power generation from renewable energy sources, according to the Costa Rican Institute of Electricity (ICE), which cited figures from the National Center for Energy Control. With …

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. …

University of Utah Commits to 50% Renewable Electricity from Solar & Geothermal

The University of Utah has announced Tuesday that it intends to reduce its total carbon emissions by 25% by sourcing 50% of its electricity needs from solar PV and geothermal energy sources. Announced on Tuesday, this week the University of Utah revealed that it has signed the largest long-term green …

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, …