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Geothermal


Geothermal power technologies, projects, potential, risks, and financing. Renewable Top Plant award winners.

A Game-Changing Vision for Geothermal Energy

According to a report released in 2019 by the U.S. Department of Energy, geothermal electricity generation could increase more than 26-fold by 2050—reaching 60 GW of installed capacity. That may…



Groundswell of Support Heats Geothermal Innovation

There’s new interest in one of the world’s oldest resources, as governments and investors worldwide look for advanced ways to tap geothermal energy. Geothermal wells have been producing energy for…


Oil and Gas Majors Focus on Renewable Energy, Hydrogen, and Carbon Capture

Although you’d be hard-pressed to find an expert who believes oil and gas companies will abandon exploration and production operations anytime soon, several oil and gas majors are expanding their…


Are 1-in-10-Year Events Really 1-in-10-Year Events Anymore?

When evaluating resource adequacy requirements, many power companies and grid operators have used a methodology that originated more than 70 years ago. This probabilistic reliability approach has generally performed adequately…


DOE Awards $46 Million for Geothermal Projects

A federal government geothermal program based at the University of Utah has chosen 17 projects that will receive up to $46 million from the U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE). The…


The Earth’s Energy: Switching Geothermal Power On

Although geothermal energy supplies a very small percentage of the electricity used around the world currently, geothermal advocates aren’t letting the seeming insignificance of the existing power generation capacity detract…