Geothermal Power

Geothermal-CO2 Hookup Gathers Steam

Carbon capture, the technology widely deemed vital to saving the planet from a climate disaster – but frustratingly slow to gain traction – could have a friend in geothermal power. For a few years, scientists have kicked around the idea… Read More

Utah Geothermal Energy Bubbles Up In Arizona

Phoenicians, your air conditioners will now run partly on geothermal energy from Utah. Some 350 miles to the north of the Valley of the Sun, Enel Green Power’s Cove Fort geothermal power plant has begun operations. The 25-megawatt binary cycle… Read More
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Putting Volcanoes To Work For Geothermal Power

Costa Rica and geothermal power, together, make obvious sense – the country is teeming with geological activity, a fact apparent to anyone who has visited active volcanoes like Arenal or Poás. Now there’s an effort to turn more of that… Read More
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Net-Zero Muni Building In NY: It Took A Village

The old firehouse in the Finger Lakes village of Skaneateles, N.Y., vacant and apparently headed for demolition, has new life. Spectacular new life. After much work, the building was unveiled this month as Skaneateles Village Hall, the first municipal net-zero… Read More
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Geothermal Industry Looks To Raise Its Game

Is geothermal energy destined to be a niche player as solar and wind gain big-time status in the United States? Leaders in the industry, meeting in Las Vegas this week, rejected the idea, but conceded they’ll have to do some… Read More
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Diesel-Burning Nome Has Geothermal Hopes

They’re drilling for energy in Alaska – but it’s not oil they’re after some 60 miles northeast of Nome, out on Alaska’s west coast. Hot water is the target. The attraction of geothermal resources in a remote place like Nome… Read More