The past, present and future of Paris are closely tied to the city's underground. The sewers network that today serves as the shooting ground for movies, could be used to harness hydrokinetic and geothermal energy.
Scientists from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, WA, announce they developed a new type of heat extracting liquid that could absorb much better the heat coming from the hot water in the geothermal wells.
Among the renewable energy industries in the Philippines, geothermal energy is the one able to keep on expanding. What’s more, it ranks second among...
Paris wants to invest in geothermal energy and already started to dig and drill to reach for underground hot water.
Geothermal energy is considered to be the ultimate energy source in terms of reliability. Since it doesn't depend on day or night, or other external factor, it is practically undisturbable and has a huge potential.
Scientific breakthroughs have been known to come by accident, not necessarily after a nice, long study: look at Newton's apple! This is roughly what happened at the Krafla volcano in Iceland: instead of testing geothermal energy harvesting, the team of researchers discovered the amazing power of magma.
There are currently three high-volume, low-heat geothermal energy plans in the world. These are located in Japan, Germany, and Iceland. By the end of...
One of the key challenges in our brave new world is creating a sustainable water supply for the ever growing global population – a...
A project started in Paris aims to harvest the heat generated by the people passing in the metro to help heat a public housing project in the city center. The building is located in the famous rue Beaubourg, close to the Pompidou museum, and is currently undergoing an environmentally-friendly renovating project.
Converting geothermal heat into electricity by pouring water onto hot rocks underground and using the steam to turn turbines is arguably the most promising - and renewable - source of "green" energy on the planet. So concludes the MIT experts' report, released on Monday, which examines what geothermal energy could do for the US in the 21st century.