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Power from geothermal energy

Australia’s Geothermal Potential

Written by , on June 12, 2009

The World Wildlife Fund and the Australian Geothermal Energy Association have produced a report on Australia’s geothermal energy potential. The main findings of the report are: By 2050 geothermal energy could reduce Australia’s emissions by avoiding approximately 25% of today’s electricity generation emissions. Over 17,000 Australians could be employed in the geothermal energy industry by […]  Read more »

Low-temperature Geothermal Plant Goes Online

Written by , on May 9, 2009

Raser Technologies has begun delivering 10 megawatts of clean electricity to Anaheim, California, from its first low-temperature, binary geothermal plant located in Beaver County, Utah.  The plant’s power source is underground brine which is at a temperature of just 126ºC  Geothermal plants typically need temperatures over 180ºC to operate effectively. In a binary cycle closed […]  Read more »

Google Invests in Hot Rocks

Written by , on August 20, 2008

Google is investing $US10.5 million in three research projects on the potential of using geothermal energy from deeply buried hot rocks to produce electricity. > AltaRock Energy will receive $6.25 million to research reducing the cost of enhanced geothermal systems and improving its performance. Potter Drilling will receive $4 million to research lowering the cost […]  Read more »

Surge in Geothermal Projects in US

Written by , on August 9, 2008

A survey released by the Geothermal Energy Association shows a 20% increase since January of this year in the number of new geothermal power projects under development in the United States. The report identified 103 projects underway. When developed, these projects could provide nearly 4,000 MW of new electric power, enough electricity to meet the […]  Read more »

Hot Dry Rock Geothermal Energy

Written by , on May 1, 2008

Power can be produced from the geothermal energy in hot rocks. This is being trialled in South Australia. How It Works Geodynamics believes that its hot fractured rock project in South Australia has the potential to produce almost twice the energy of all of the oil reserves of the United States. It could produce enough […]  Read more »

Geothermal Energy

Written by , on May 1, 2008

Electricity can be generated from geothermal energy. How It Works:    Read more »