Geothermal Energy is Underrated

Geothermal energy has been seeing strong growth in recent years, but much of this growth is going uncelebrated. This form of renewable energy is not often considered to be as attractive as solar and wind power. In some cases, even hydrogen fuel cell receive more attention than geothermal power. The inherent energy of the planet holds a great deal of promise, however, especially as fossil-fuels become less favorable. Last year, global geothermal energy capacity reached 12,000 megawatts, growing 3% from what it had been in 2012. This represented the greatest…

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California may be missing out on geothermal energy potential

State could be falling short on its energy goals by not supporting geothermal power enough The Geothermal Energy Association has released a new report concerning the state of geothermal power in California. The state has been a strong advocate of clean energy for some time, but most of its efforts to embrace clean power have been focused on solar energy. California is home to a great deal of geothermal potential, however, which remains largely untapped. This potential could translate into major progress toward the state’s energy goals. Report highlights the…

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Japan again turns to geothermal energy to replace nuclear power

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Geothermal energy could solve some of the country’s energy problems Geothermal energy has long been a promising prospect in Japan. The country’s proximity to the geological region known as the Ring of Fire makes it home to vast potential in regards to geothermal energy systems. In the wake of the Fukushima disaster of 2011, the country has been working to phase out its use of nuclear energy. Nuclear power once accounted for the majority of the country’s energy, which the Japanese government is now keen to replace with other forms…

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Utah bursting with geothermal energy potential

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US continues to look for adequate replacement for fossil-fuels, and geothermal energy may be the answer As the U.S. begins to slowly but surely break away from fossil-fuels, the country is eager to find a new, reliable form of energy that can take its place. The federal government has adopted an “all of the above” energy plan that has it pursuing various forms of power, clean or otherwise. Geothermal energy is among the government’s interests, and it has been gaining more attention recently. The Utah Geological Survey has found that…

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