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Category: Renewable Energy :: Geothermal
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Q1 2020: Google, Amazon show creativity in new renewable deals as COVID-19 slows the market 22.4.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
But this may be the last stretch of typical clean energy procurement activity in a while.
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The future of building is communities that are all-electric and ultra-efficient 19.12.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
From Utah to Texas to California, these homes are changing the way we think about the built environment.
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Inside Kathy Hannun's quest to provide accessible household geothermal energy 16.5.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
It's about the consumer-friendly product, yes, but for this ex-Googler, it's especially about the right employees.
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What the new tax law means for renewables 11.1.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Geothermal and fuel cells did not get relieft, but what's left intact may surprise you.
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Berkeley Lab to Lead Multimillion-Dollar Geothermal Energy Project 21.7.2017 Environmental News Network
The Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) will lead a new $9 million project aimed at removing technical barriers to commercialization of enhanced geothermal systems (EGS), a clean energy technology with the potential to power 100 million American homes.Berkeley Lab will partner with seven other DOE national labs and six universities to develop field experiments focused on understanding and modeling rock fractures, an essential element of geothermal systems. Scientists will use the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) in South Dakota to create small-scale fracture networks in crystalline rock 1,500 meters below ground.
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Dandelion: an audacious and radical geothermal energy startup? 11.7.2017 TreeHugger
Alphabet's X moonshot factory spins out a ground source heat pump company
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As some federal energy incentives end, New York eyes substitutes 8.3.2017 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
The Empire State is stepping up by providing up-front incentives for small wind installations and renewable thermal technologies.
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DOE Report: Solar Creates More US Electricity Jobs Than Oil, Gas, Coal, Nuclear Combined 7.3.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Washington DC—The US Department of Energy (DOE) issued its second annual US Energy and Employment Report (USEER)  in January of 2017, and the numbers didn't bode well for the fossil fuels industry. On the other hand, the statistics for the solar industry were impressive, demonstrating it creates more electricity-generation employment than oil, gas, coal and nuclear combined. Wind power came in third in DOE's analysis, behind solar and fossil fuels, but ranks second as a standalone when the fossil fuels are broken down individually by technology. The analysis was conducted by BW Research using data compiled from the "Bureau of Labor Statistics Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW, Quarter 1), together with a detailed supplemental survey of business establishments across the United States." BW Research Partnership is a "full-service applied research firm" that carries out economic and workforce data-gathering throughout the country." Proportionally, solar employment accounts for the largest share ...
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Earthquakes Triggered by Humans Pose Growing Risk 31.1.2017 Truthout - All Articles
People knew we could induce earthquakes before we knew what they were. As soon as people started to dig minerals out of the ground, rockfalls and tunnel collapses must have become recognized hazards.  Today, earthquakes caused by humans occur on a much greater scale. Events over the last century have shown mining is just one of many industrial activities that can induce earthquakes large enough to cause significant damage and death. Filling of water reservoirs behind dams, extraction of oil and gas, and geothermal energy production are just a few of the modern industrial activities shown to induce earthquakes. As more and more types of industrial activity were recognized to be potentially seismogenic, the Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij BV, an oil and gas company based in the Netherlands, commissioned us to conduct a comprehensive global review of all human-induced earthquakes.  Our work assembled a rich picture from the hundreds of jigsaw pieces scattered throughout the national and international ...
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The beauty of baking ‘volcano bread’ underground in Iceland 26.10.2016 TreeHugger
Watch how rye bread is baked in covered holes using the magical heat of hot springs.
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The Paradox Of Renewable Energy 26.8.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Several months ago, I had the wonderful opportunity to explore Iceland and learn about its unique energy policy through an 8-day Adventure Program on Renewable Energy and Sustainability offered through the GREEN Program . Although it was only eight days long, we were able to attend lectures from professors at the Iceland School of Energy in Reykjavik University, tour geothermal and hydropower plants, and see amazing landscapes as well. The Appeal: Why renewable energy? Before going on this trip, I had considered renewable energy to be a part of this utopian vision for an environmentally friendly future, with solar panels and wind turbines everywhere and all the plants, animals, and humans living in harmony. It may sound silly; however, having always heard of renewable energies in the context of climate change, they were and are often portrayed as a magic solution. They often come with a narrative that boasts about their potential to solve our world's major problems, namely: 1.  Saving the Environment : ...
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Geothermal: Tapping Earth's abundant energy 30.3.2016 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Geothermal: Tapping Earth's abundant energy
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Midwestern geothermal greenhouse provides local citrus year round for $1 a day 12.2.2016 TreeHugger
Greenhouse in the Snow, built by a former mailman, grows an abundance of local produce high on the Nebraska plains.
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The 'Little' Icelandic Example: Pursuing a Clean-Energy Agenda 10.12.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
How can a small nation of just 330,000 people, located in the middle of the North Atlantic, be fully self-sufficient when it comes to energy for house heating? And not just independent -- but with 99% of it's energy production renewable . Iceland is a volcanic island where volcanic eruptions occur on average about every four years. Our country is rich in glaciers and glacier rivers, which have, for more than 50 years, been harnessed for clean, sustainable electricity production . Iceland is also rich in geothermal energy, which has for decades been utilized for house heating, as well as for electricity production . Utilizing these two resources provides for the impressive statistic outlined here above. Geothermal energy is a domestic renewable-energy source and as such plays an important role in our energy security by reducing the need for us to import non-renewable energy. There is a long history of geothermal utilization in Iceland and this is one of the cornerstones of our energy sector. The use of ...
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Climate Change Through an Arctic Lens 1.12.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Iceland's geographic position in the Arctic region and our outlook on climate change are intertwined and inseparable. Nowhere else on the planet are the effects of climate change as visible as in the Arctic region. Temperatures in the Arctic are rising twice as fast as the world average and the effects of climate change in the Arctic during a 10-year period are equal to those of 25 years in other regions of the Earth. These are real challenges. The effects have a global reach and global solutions are required. The solutions are known and it is now our responsibility to carry them onward to realization. COP21 in Paris brings us a unique opportunity, here and now, to bring about a bold blueprint for the future. For us in the Arctic, the stakes are high, since our environment and our very livelihood is at stake. Iceland is the only country in the northern hemisphere that is fully within the Arctic region. Reykjavík is the northernmost capital in the world. Our economy relies to a large extent on the ...
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The Falling Costs of Renewable Energy: No More Excuses 1.12.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Historically, cost was cited as one of the primary barriers to switching from fossil-based energy sources like oil, coal and gas to renewable energy sources like solar, wind and geothermal. But the narrative has now changed. Plummeting costs for renewable energy technologies are making a global energy transition not only possible, but actually less expensive than the alternative. We already know the world's renewable energy resources are abundant, eternal and have the potential to fully meet global energy needs while reducing emissions and mitigating climate change. What many do not yet realize however, is that renewable energy technologies are increasingly beating both fossil fuels and nuclear energy on costs. While some renewable energy sources -- hydropower, geothermal and some forms of modern biomass -- have been broadly competitive with fossil fuels and nuclear energy for some time, solar photovoltaics (PV) and onshore wind energy have also now emerged as cost-competitive options. In Australia , a ...
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'Equity and Justice': Africa Demands More Input to Save the Climate 7.11.2015 CommonDreams.org Headlines
Isaiah Esipisu, Inter-Press Service

African civil society organizations championing for climate justice have criticized the Intended Nationally Determined Commitments (INDC’s) presented to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, calling them “weak, inadequate and not ambitious enough.”

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Planning an Eco-Friendly Home Renovation 23.10.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Got solar? How about geothermal? Maybe a little wind turbine for the back yard? Renewable energy technology for the home has gotten more popular and affordable in recent years, but is such an ambitious energy project the right choice for your home and pocketbook? Make plans to set aside time, because you have research to do. Solar energy seems to be getting the most attention. You might have heard recent news reports about the sliding cost of residential solar energy and its rising support in Washington. A recent White House report noted that the average cost of a solar electric system has dropped by 50 percent since 2010 and that federal agencies are working to make it easier for lower-income taxpayers to borrow up to $25,000 for solar and energy efficient home improvements. And many are rushing to do installations by the current year-end expiration date for 2016 in order to benefit from the 30 percent federal consumer energy efficiency tax credits covering solar energy systems, small wind turbines and ...
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Climate Change This Week: Drought Refugees, Solar Keeps Surging, and More! 8.9.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
OO Green Group Poll: 'Overwhelming Majority' Backs Obama Climate Rule - 6 in 10 voters. Related Headline: OO Another Benefit Of Obama's Climate Initiative: Breathing Easy - as air quality improves. OO Clean Air Regs Did Not Prevent Job Growth in the fossil fuel industry, at least in Colorado and Wisconsin, where state mandates adopted regulations now being proposed nationally by the EPA. * CUTTING CARBON - OR NOT Source www.audubon.org OO Flawed Carbon Credit Scheme Increased Emissions Greatly - because it was so open to abuse, especially by Ukraine and Russia, most of its allowances lacked environmental integrity, says a new report. OO California: $2+ Billion In Cap-And-Trade Funds Boosting Rail, Housing, Clean Cars as CA starts to dole out the funds from cutting carbon emissions. * * Gone, But Not Forgotten... @@ Stephen Colbert on Republican Climate-Change Denialism: "We're not scientists" - nor are they responsible politicians, passing a feeble buck like that. ** Credit Tom Toles at the Washington ...
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Coal mining town Springhill, Nova Scotia may once again take energy out of the ground. 6.8.2015 TreeHugger
Is it a geothermal system or a ground source heat pump? Yes.
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