Geothermal Energy

Chile’s Energy Transformation Is Powered by Wind, Sun and Volcanoes

CERRO PABELLÓN, Chile — It looks and functions much like an oil drilling rig. As it happens, several of the men in thick blue overalls and white helmets who operate the hulking machine once made a living pumping crude.<p>But now they are surrounded by snowcapped volcanoes, laboring to breathe up here …

Renewable Energy

Tesla Solar Could Power The World Of The Future

TESLA SOLAR: HOW TO POWER THE ENTIRE U.S. ON SUNSHINE Elon Musk managed to get off a lot of really pithy comments in his recent appearance at the …

Tesla

The Best Far-Flung Airbnb's For People Who Want to Get the Hell Away

Want to get away—like, really really far away? Head to a castle, or a windmill, or a riverside villa.<p>Airbnb enables you to live the life of someone you will never be, which is why in this specific argument, it is good. Sure, there are arguments for its detrimental nature, but also, we could all …

Renewable Energy

Madrid's new 'Desert City' is a spectacular home for over 400 species of cacti

Madrid’s dry heat may not bode well for lush flower gardens, but the hundreds of cacti in the city’s new cactus park are sure to thrive. Designed by …

Architecture

Desert City / Garciagerman Arquitectos

<i>From the architect.</i> Desert City is a celebration of xerophytic plants and the production of a whole culture of interests and events around them. The …

Architecture

WATCH: The infinite possibilities of geothermal energy in the Philippines

MANILA, Philippines — Have you ever imagined what the Philippines will be like if it is powered by geothermal energy that is clean and renewable?<p>The …

Renewable Energy

A Solution to Our Clean Energy Problem May Lie Right Beneath Our Feet

On Iceland’s Reykjanes Peninsula, a short drive from the country’s capital, a team of scientists and engineers is pursuing what they see as an energy …

Renewable Energy

EE July 24, 2017 newsletter: NASA’s X-plane, geothermal energy, search for aliens

Vendors are taking a variety of approaches to boosting semiconductor quality and reducing time to market. Offerings range from instrument modules in …

Engineering

Alphabet, bellwether for tech earnings, out with numbers today

Earnings announcements are on tap this week from the top internet companies, with Google parent Alphabet (GOOG, GOOGL) up today after the close, …

J.P. Morgan

DOE geothermal project aims to expand technology's reach

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will lead a research effort with seven national laboratories and six universities to remove technical barriers …

Energy

How Cheap Does Geothermal Need To Be Before It Becomes The Next Solar?

A new startup called Dandelion is drastically reducing the cost of installing the tech to provide residential buildings with heating and cooling from the ground.<p>At a cost of $80,000 and upwards, geothermal systems have often been too expensive for homeowners, even if harnessing the natural …

SolarCity

Debunking the 100% Renewables Fantasy

Jason Scott JohnstonOn May 31, the day before President Trump announced that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change, the …

Energy

'Groundbreaking': Cornwall geothermal project seeks funds

The UK’s first commercial geothermal plant could come online as soon as 2020 – research suggests the technology generate a fifth of the nation’s power<p>A pioneering project to produce power from hot rocks several kilometres under the ground in Cornwall will begin drilling early next year, if a …

Energy

Dandelion brings affordable geothermal energy to homes in upstate New York

When you think of home renewable energy systems, geothermal probably isn’t the first source that springs to mind. But new company Dandelion is …

Lifestyle

Google X unveils new company for geothermal energy, Dandelion

The company is already signing up customers for their affordable and easy-to-install home geothermal energy system<p>Alphabet’s “moonshot factory” is slinging out a new independent company dedicated to bringing affordable home geothermal energy to the masses: Dandelion. For years, the popularity of …

Renewable Energy

Google's Dandelion startup wants to make geothermal energy more affordable for homeowners

<i></i>Google parent Alphabet is spinning off a little-known unit working on geothermal power called Dandelion, which will begin offering residential energy …

Energy

Leyte's major power source in need of repair: EDC

MANILA- Quake-hit Leyte may continue to experience a power outage in the next few days with its major energy source in need of repair following …

Philippines

Google’s parent company is letting its geothermal energy startup, Dandelion, become an independent company

Wait, Alphabet was working on geothermal energy?<p>Geothermal startup Dandelion has left Alphabet’s moonshot accelerator X to become its own company outside of Alphabet.<p>Yes, X was working on geothermal energy, and no, you’re not crazy for thinking you had never heard about this. X had never spoken …

Renewable Energy

Geothermal energy startup spins off of Alphabet's research arm

Google parent Alphabet's research and development division spun off a project Thursday that aims to make geothermal energy an easier lift for …

Renewable Energy

EDC shuts down geothermal power plants in Ormoc

Cracks caused by the magnitude 6.5 earthquake on Thursday are visible in Barangay Tongonan, Ormoc City in Leyte. On the background are steams coming …

Philippines

Google's parent company spun out a new business that heats your home with geothermal energy

X, the "moonshot" division of Google's parent company Alphabet, has spun out a new geothermal heating and cooling company called Dandelion, the company announced Thursday.<p>Dandelion comes from a previously undisclosed project at X that began two years ago. It'll be run as a separate company outside …

Markets

Alphabet's moonshot factory just launched a geothermal energy start-up called Dandelion

The moonshot factory formerly known as Google [X] revealed one of its secret projects today — Dandelion, a maker of geothermal systems for home use. …

Renewable Energy

Coastal Barn

This contemporary barn house in Iceland has a rural charm that perfectly complements the rugged landscape. Located 45 minutes by car from Reykjavik in the small town of Stokkseyri on Iceland’s southern coast, this vacation rental property gives guests easy access to the region's dramatic volcanic …

Houses

Los Angeles Will Buy 150 MW of New Geothermal Power

Ormat Technologies Inc. has signed its largest-ever power purchase agreement for geothermal power with the Los Angeles Dept. of Water and Power, an …

Renewable Energy

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Photography

Renovating with a Green Perspective: Tips for Keeping an Eco-Friendly Mindset

Renovating with a green perspective presents a unique set of considerations and challenges. However, for those passionate about taking charge of …

Home Improvement

Geothermal technology takes a giant leap forward in Washington

While Washington state uses a mix of renewables, including hydroelectric and wind, it has lagged behind neighboring states like Idaho, or Utah and …

Citizen Journalism

Waving Stone / JOHO Architecture

<i>From the architect.</i> This project is designed for the complex facilities combined with a restaurant and the residential facilities which are located …

U.S. Geothermal: A True Contrarian Play After Paris

The current US political environment has become decidedly less positive for renewable energy with the Trump administration.<p>US Geothermal has …

Stocks

Kenya’s Energy Quandary

Geothermal development in the Kenyan Rift Valley shows that even renewable energy can be unsustainable in fragile environments.<p>Slowing around a …

Wildlife