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, …

Geothermal energy: Why hasn’t it caught on yet?

Despite being one of the lowest-cost and most reliable renewable energy sources, harnessing heat from the Earth almost doesn’t happen outside Iceland. But leaders meeting in Italy this week are trying to change that. One of the most famous tourist sites in Iceland is the Blue Lagoon, a man-made lake …

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 …

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 …