New Report Says Nevada Has Most Geothermal Power Plants

One source of alternative energy the world is not really aware of is the geothermal one: large quantities of hot water, whose energy can be turned into electricity â€Ã¢â‚¬Å“ much like underground jacuzzis.

Promoting Geothermal as Base Load is Becoming Off Base

After years of citing its advantage as a base load resource, geothermal power advocates must take a new tact in promoting the advantages of...

Alaska Champions Geothermal Power, Plans Leasing Rights Public Offering

In Alaska’s Lower Cook Inlet, home of the active Augustine Volcano, the Division of Oil and Gas plans to offer the public the chance...

Heilbronn House, a Sustainable Geothermal Home on the Edge of a German Forest

Heilbronn House is a three story home designed by KM Architektur which boasts sustainable features such as a passive solar design, solar water heating...

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...

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...

Iceland To Have World's First Data Center That Operates Without CO2 Emissions

Iceland is one step closer to have the world's first zero-carbon data center. The IT company Colt will build this new data center which...

Gas Resulting from Geothermal Drilling Causes Respiratory Diseases in Iceland

A three-year study performed in Iceland revealed that toxic gases associated with geothermal drilling can be dangerous to human health. The study found a...

Conventional Geothermal in Japan Could Replace All Existing Nuclear Power Plants

According to some reports, only 16% of Japan's energy is generated domestically, but being located on the ring of fire, Japan is considered the...

Earthquake-Free Geothermal Drilling Technology Proposed by GTherm

Earthquakes are a serious drawback and side effect of geothermal drilling and that could be damaging to the industry, especially after Japan's nuclear experience. GTherm, a Connecticut-based company founded in 2008, thinks they can overcome the issue through their proprietary geothermal extraction process that doesn't involve fracturing rock, which is apparently causing the quakes.