Posts Tagged ‘Geothermal’
By Guest Writer Amanda Green When you take control of your energy consumption you’ll not only be saving money each month but you’ll also be doing your part for the environment. Taking your energy usage into account is a great way to start helping out the earth and many of. . .
The latest Energy Infrastructure Update released yesterday by the Office of Energy Projects at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission reports that the US had 1,231 megawatts (MW) of new in-service generating capacity come online in January of 2013, all of it from renewable sources including wind, solar and biomass. The new capacity. . .
Happy New Year to one and all. All the best for 2013. New Year’s resolutions have been made, most of those will not make it to February, but hey resolutions are made to be broken. So since we’re in the New Year, I’d like to make a few new Top Ten. . .
With the next Presidential debate on the horizon the big question in the world of green is will they or won’t they talk about the environment. Will they discuss climate change? Or how about clean renewable energy? It seems that both candidates are shying away from discussing these issues at. . .
The island of Santorini is one of the most visited Greek islands in the Aegean Sea. It is also an island that is sitting on a volcano that hasn’t erupted in over 3,600 years. But, in the last year, scientists have noticed increased sub-surface activity that could be pointing to. . .
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) issued a report on the state of power generated by different sources. In 2011 coal decreased to below forty percent of the total power generated in the U.S. The last time this happened was in 1978. The EIA attributes the decrease in coal to. . .
How would you like to pay a total of $35 a month for heating and electric? How would you feel if you knew that the energy you are using has no CO2 emissions and does not rely on foreign oil, nuclear, or coal power? Sound like a Tolkien fantasy story? . . .
The state that brought us legalized gambling and prostitution seems to want to make a name for itself in geothermal generated electricity. Nevada is already the nations second largest producer of geothermal generated electricity, after California, and now it’s setting its sights on increasing its power generation by 25 percent. . . .
Two scientists from the University of Minnesota may have developed an innovative solution to curbing CO2 in the atmosphere through the use of geothermal technology. The technology focuses on tapping heat from beneath the Earth’s surface. By using high-pressure carbon dioxide instead of water to extract the heat, the system. . .
Germany has announced that it intends to abandon nuclear energy over the next eleven years. The German move comes after reconsidering their nuclear strategy in the wake of Japan’s Fukushima disaster. Germany plans to move ambitiously into renewable energy sources to replace their nuclear power plants. Germany currently has 17. . .
Finding a source that can install solar panels onto your rooftop is just about to get easier. Lowe’s and solar-based leasing firm Sungevity have cut a deal to help consumers decide if solar is a good fit for them. Sungevity will be setting up kiosks in 30 California Lowe’s stores. . .
Imagine a world where renewable energy could account for the majority of the world’s energy needs, and that you may live to see that day. The good news is that according to the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change it is achievable by 2050. The U.N. panel said that renewable. . .
A report issued by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) showed that the U.S. solar market grew 67 percent from 2009 to 2010. Dollar growth grew from $3.6 billion to $6 billon. California installed the most panels last year with 258.9 megawatts added followed by New Jersey at 137.1 and. . .
The devastation in Japan has riveted the world for the past week. Each day we are bombarded by the seriousness of containing the Fukushima nuclear reactors and the plight of over 400,000 displaced individuals. Despite the slow efforts at recovery, the media has missed an environmental story that sheds a. . .