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.

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.

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.

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...

Turkish Company Begins Exploitation of 60MW Geothermal Field

The group already owns a 17.4 MW plant on a field where it has operating rights since September last year, so this new geothermal field can bring them a total of 77.4MW of power.

Elysian Fields as Elysian Sewers: Paris and Its Geothermal Potential

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.

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.

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...

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.

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.