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Residential Home Geothermal Systems


A home geothermal system works much more efficiently then ordinary heating and air conditioning units by using the earth’s energy to heat and cool your home. Geothermal systems emits no carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide or other harmful greenhouse gases. These are very different from conventional air conditioners and heat pumps, as geothermal units are installed […]

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Nevada’s Geothermal Energy Boom


Nevada is well on its way to becoming the nations leading geothermal energy producer if current growth continues. As of right now, the state has 86 planned or developing geothermal power plants, which will have the capacity to supply power for 2.6 million homes, and enough to power 100% of the homes in the Las […]

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Department of Energy To Fund National Geothermal Institute


The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded the University of Nevada, Reno just over $1.2 million to develop and operate the National Geothermal Institute. The National Geothermal Institute is a consortium of top geothermal schools, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cornell University, Stanford University, the Oregon Institute of Technology, the University of Utah and […]

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Geothermal Industry Sees 26% Growth in 2009


Geothermal is catching on. Last year, 188 new geothermal projects were started in the US. Together they could together produce as much as 7875 MW of energy. These projects could potentially provide electricity for 7.6 million people, or enough energy to completely replace California’s coal-fired plants. “California could achieve its 2020 goal for global warming […]

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US Government Overtakes Google For Geothermal Research


More than $300 million in funding for research and development of geothermal energy has been announced by U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu. This now pushes Google.org into second place behind the government in domestic geothermal R & D funding. The projects funded by this program address the need to further develop geothermal energy, […]

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U.S. Energy Department Buys WY Geothermal Plant


The U.S. Energy Department has bought a geothermal plant near Casper, Wyoming for an undisclosed amount. The plant was designed to produce 250 kilowatts of electricity and has been operating for over a year, providing electricity to operate oil wells. Ormat Technologies built the plant to prove the feasibility of using geothermal power to generate […]

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Switch Off Saturday for Earth Hour


Edward Norton appeared on the Today Show this morning to push tomorrow’s world-wide switch-off, Earth Hour. For one hour, people will make a statement that something needs to be done about climate change and that it is an issue worthy of world-wide recognition. Thus, millions of people across the globe will turn out their lights […]

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EPA Wants Companies to Audit Greenhouse Gas Emissions


The Environmental Protection Agency is working with the federal government to require companies to start disclosing the amount of greenhouse gases they release into the atmosphere. On Tuesday, the EPA proposed mandatory reporting of the gases blamed for global warming from approximately 13,000 companies that are large emitters of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, […]

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Geothermal Power Digging Deep this Year


Geothermal power has been booming recently. The Geothermal Energy Association released a report this week that showed that the number geothermal power projects in the U.S has increased by 25% since August. The report suggests that the boom comes from the increase in geothermal land leases from the Bureau of Land Management along with a […]

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US Government – 190 Million Acres for Geothermal


The US Department of the Interior has unlocked more than 190 million acres of federal lands to be leased for renewable, geothermal power development. These acres, which are contained in 12 different states, are reportedly capable of producing over 5,000 megawatts of power by 2015 and over 12,000 megawatts by 2025, enough to power millions […]

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