Posts tagged: Geothermal energy

Nearly 140 Countries Could Be Powered Entirely by Wind, Solar and Water by 2050

‘Our findings suggest that the benefits are so great that we should accelerate the transition to wind, water, and solar, as fast as possible, by retiring fossil-fuel systems early wherever we can’ By: Ian Johnston More than 70 per cent of the countries in the world – including the UK, US, China and other major economies […]

Could the City of Guelph Run Solely on Renewable Energy?

Residents invited to event to discuss what reaching that goal could look like By: Kate Bueckert A city run entirely on renewable energy. It might seem like a pipe dream, but it’s a goal some communities around the globe are setting. Residents in Guelph are being asked to start a conversation on the topic by […]

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 […]