News & Articles on Geothermal Energy
Geothermal is the ugly duckling of renewable energy and is often overlooked in preference to wind and solar. However, comprehensive renewable energy policy should include provisions for geothermal energy. In some regions, especially around the Ring of Fire, geothermal is a major source of renewably-generated electricity. Today, geothermal power plants supply 4% of California’s electricity consumption. It can do much more.
Taiwan splits power FIT for geothermal for sizes under and above 2 MW
Taiwan has announced the split of the feed-in-tariff available to geothermal power plants for sizes under and above 2 MW in installed capacity.
Colleges see untapped potential in geothermal district energy systems
Minnesota’s Carleton College is among a growing list of schools investing in the centuries-old technology as part of a path to eliminating greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 or sooner.
First commercial geothermal power plant comes into operation in Taiwan
Chingshuei Geothermal Power (CGP) has inaugurated a geothermal power plant in Yilan County, northeastern Taiwan – the first established by private investors for commercial operation in Taiwan, according to Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
Geothermal power plants in Japan quadruple since 2011 nuke accident
The number of geothermal power plants in Japan has quadrupled since the 2011 nuclear disaster in Fukushima, northeastern Japan, according to industry data.
Japan’s government pushing geothermal exploration and development
Earlier this year, we reported on plans of the Japanese government to push geothermal development with deregulation efforts. So together with great feed-in-tariff support, now it seems geothermal is set for another kick.
Why Canada’s geothermal industry is finally gaining ground
Lesley Evans Ogden
Heat from below the Earth’s surface has provided a reliable source of electricity for decades in many countries — but not Canada. Now, several projects underway in western provinces could herald a new era for this untapped resource and offer job opportunities for former oil and gas workers