Berkeley Project Stores CO2 Underground and Harvests Geothermal Energy

A new project aimed at sequestering CO2 and at the same time extracting energy from geothermal resources is being developed by Berkeley Lab researchers....

Parisian Metro Passengers Will Provide Heat to Nearby Public Housing Project

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.

Hawaii Extending Geothermal Industry

Hawaii is set on becoming more than just "the" touristic destination – the Hawaii Electric Light Company (HELCO) is putting in an effort to...

Geothermal plants could consume CO2

Pumping carbon dioxide through hot rocks could simultaneously generate power and mop up the greenhouse gases produced by fossil fuel power stations, according to...

Greenfire Energy Replaces Water With CO2 for Geothermal Extraction

Greenfire Energy stands to prove us how good projects, as long as they're really good, will stand out and receive funding. This project will get $2 million in funding for replacing water with CO2 in the process of extracting geothermal energy.

Energy Produced from Geothermal Sources to See Significant Increases by 2020

Currently, the United States generate about 3.1 gigawatts of electricity from geothermal systems. On the other hand, as the report claims, 88 percent of the world's geothermal energy systems currently in operation are used in just 8 countries.

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.

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.

Geothermal power – hot energy right under our feet

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.

Global Geothermal Power Capacity Increased by 20% During Last Five Years

According to a new report made by Geothermal Energy Association (GEA), the geothermal energy is growing rapidly worldwide. Between 2005 and 2010, the U.S. maintained its leading position in production, with the most MW installed, while Germany had the fastest growth.