Posts tagged: Geothermal electricity

Soon A Texas Town Will Run On 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Deep in the renewable heart of Texas By Mary Beth Griggs Renewable energy is having its moment in the sun…and wind, and water. Costa Rica managed to run on 100 percent renewable power for over 75 days. And in Texas, a state historically associated with oil wells, one metropolis is determined to achieve the same […]

Wind Power puts Iceland on the Renewable Energy Map

  In a recently released report on world wind energy Iceland became the 100th nation to subscribe to this form of renewable energy, and was noted for its commitment to R&D in the sector. The World Wind Energy Report 2012 added Iceland after they installed two 900 kW turbines in December last year, situated in […]

Geothermal Energy: What It Is, and Is It Right for Your Home?

If you ask any energy expert, they will tell you that most of our power in the U.S. is generated from fossil fuels, like coal and natural gas, along with a minority of renewable resources such as wind, hydro and solar. However, most people don’t realize one of the best renewable resources is right below […]

Geothermal Energy in US grew 5% in 2012; California the Leader

Preliminary industry data reveals that year-end geothermal growth in 2012 was up 5% from the previous year, according to the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA). This uptick in development— representing 147.05 MW of new gross online geothermal capacity—is due in part to pioneering developments in geothermal technology, GEA said. In 2012, seven new geothermal projects and […]

Geothermal Energy Could Supply A Fifth Of UK’s Power

image via Shutterstock A new report on the potential for geothermal power in the United Kingdom claims the country is sitting on vast reserves of the renewable, enough in fact to find 20 percent of its energy needs. The technical report, published by engineering consultants Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM), said deep geothermal resources could provide […]