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Deep geothermal power can provide 20% of UK electricity

Geothermal power gets no respect but a new study shows that deep geothermal in the UK could provide a whopping 9.5 GW of power. The US has vast untapped geothermal, maybe more than any other country.. All we need is the political will and money to develop the technology. Instead, we’ll probably just have more […]

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Low temperature geothermal could be a game-changer

Traditional geothermal technology requires 360+ degrees Fahrenheit sources that are difficult to find, less abundant, and therefore costly to discover and develop. Low-temperature geothermal technology makes it possible to access resources as low as 165°F. According to the SMU Geothermal Laboratory, this innovative technology is a “game-changer” and widely opens doors for the geothermal industry. […]

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Geothermal powers 20% of Reno during the day

At night, geothermal production meets 50% of Reno’s needs. Geothermal is reliable and steady, producing power 24/7. Pumps pull 6,000 gallons of water a minute out of reservoirs 3,000 feet below the surface. The water, naturally heated by geologic forces to approximately 300 degrees Fahrenheit (150 C), boils a chemical refrigerant contained in sealed loops. […]

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California’s installed renewable energy numbers may surprise you

If asked what type of renewable energy is most prevalent in California, most would choose solar or wind, but in reality, those two forms of renewable energy aren’t even close. Instead, the current California champion for renewable energy is geothermal, followed by small hydro. Say what? As an example, on Wednesday May 4, 2011, geothermal […]

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Experts blame German quakes on deep geothermal power

A quake that caused cracks in buildings in August 2009 and six more perceptible temblors the next month probably came from an increase in hot-water pressure in the pores of the rock after water was forced down a bore to keep the supply of hot water going. Geothermal can produce power on a steady basis, […]

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Geothermal energy. KQED interview

CalEnergy Vice President Mark Gran introduces the company’s 340 megawatt geothermal plant on the southern shore of the Salton Sea. The plant produces enough energy to power around 300,000 homes. The Imperial Valley has the potential to produce a stunning 2300 megawatts of this renewable resource. Thats enough energy to power more than 2 million […]

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