Geothermal

Geothermal’s Golden Year – 50th

WASHINGTON, D.C.– As Sacramento, Calif., prepares to host the 2010 Geothermal Energy Expo, the geothermal energy industry’s largest annual event, the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) recognizes the 50th anniversary of utility-scale geothermal power in the United...

Can Geothermal Power Compete

An investment bank report says geothermal energy is now cheaper per kilowatt-hour than coal-derived power. But there are lots of caveats. By Christopher Mims Although the environmental benefits of burning less fossil fuel by using renewable sources of energy—such as...

Reno casino with geothermal energy

RENO, Nev.—A Reno casino has hit the jackpot: An underground geothermal water source just north of one of its new 17-story hotel tower that will generate enough heat and hot water for all 2.1 million square feet of the resort’s space. The Peppermill Resort Spa...

U.S. Geothermal drilling in Oregon

U.S. Geothermal Inc. has initiated development drilling at the Neal Hot Springs Geothermal Project in eastern Oregon. Well NHS-5, the first well in this new program, is currently drilled to a depth of 300 feet. The depth of the well is anticipated to reach...

Nanotechnology explored for Geothermal power

Researchers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) are investigating the use of nanomaterials to boost geothermal efficiency at lower temperatures. PNNL plans to have a functioning system in the laboratory producing electricity by the end of the year,...

$10.2M Geothermal research project in Utah

A $10,200,000 US research project with the Energy & Geoscience Institute of the University of Utah, U.S. Geothermal and APEX Hi Point LLC of Littleton, Colorado, will look at boosting geothermal energy production at the Raft River geothermal plant near Malta,...

Canada’s Geothermal Potential: Learning from the U.S.

The following commentary was written by Craig Aspinall, Public Policy Manager with ep Overviews subscriber Western GeoPower Corporation. The article originally appeared in Energy Central. Canada has literally been a “powerhouse” of energy resources for...

$39 mn US for Australian Geothermal Drilling Program

The Australian Government invites geothermal companies to submit applications for funding under Round 2 of the $39 million US ($50 million AUS) Geothermal Drilling Program that will provide grants of up to $5.5 million US ($7 million AUS) on a matching-funding basis...