Energy Dept: Geothermal Power Has “Enormous Untapped Potential”

A new report by the U.S. Department of Energy identifies geothermal energy — in which heat from beneath the Earth’s surface is used to...

Google-Funded Project Explores Major Geothermal Resource In West Virginia

West Virginia has recently discovered, though a project funded by Google, that it is lying on top of a major resource: geothermal power. The finding is even more significant taking in consideration the state's high dependence on fossil fuels.

MIT Scientists Scavenging the Power of Volcanoes… Safely, They Say

An MIT report submitted to the DOE forwards the idea of scavenging the power of volcanoes for electricity, safely. In short, they want to...

How Old Oil Wells Could Become Geothermal Energy Sources

One of the main costs when harvesting geothermal energy is the digging itself. Just like oil wells, geothermal wells have to be several kilometers...

Geothermal Energy Likely to Replace 25 Nuclear Power Plants In Japan

Iceland’s ambassador to Japan, Stefan Larus Stefansson, lectured in Tokyo not too long ago about the enormous potential for geothermal energy in Japan. He...

Indonesia Planning to Get Another 4,000 MW from Volcanic Geothermal Plants by 2014

Indonesia, the world's third greenhouse gas contributor, wants to diversify its clean energy production potential by using the active volcanoes in the archipelago of 17,000 islands. If finished, this would be the world's biggest geothermal energy project, adding another 4,000 MegaWatts of geothermal capacity to the existing 1,189 MW... all of this by 2014.

ARPA-E Funds Laser-Drilled Geothermal Energy Project

The US Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) has provided funding to Foro Energy to develop inexpensive, high-powered lasers that...

Newberry Volcano in Oregon to Become Geothermal Power Source

Nearly one million people could benefit from a new project in Oregon, where deep waters would be turned into steam by deep geothermal activity...

Bali Governor Refuses Geothermal Project On Island, Quoting Religious Beliefs

Geothermal wells can offer tremendous energy quantities, yet there are people who, in the name of their religious beliefs, think geothermal as something evil and contrary to their lifestyle. Such a statement comes from Bali governor Made Mangku Pastika.
Iceland Geothermal Power Makes Cheap Synthetic Fuel Possible

Vulcanol – Synthetic Fuel Made From Carbon Dioxide and Volcano Power

Synthetic fuels could serve as viable replacements for common fuels, if only they could be made more economical. Carbon Recycling International (CRI) may have found...