Obama addresses geothermal energy

In a campaign stop in Northern Nevada this week, President Barack Obama highlighted local issues and education policies at Truckee Meadows Community College, according to Lahontan Valley News. Since 2009, county officials in Nevada and five other Western states claimed...

College tests geothermal energy on campus to cut costs, carbon footprint

Crews are digging deep in to the ground around the Montana State University. They're hoping the six 500-foot shafts will give them a better picture of any possible geothermal activity below campus, according to NBC Montana. "We're pumping a heat...

Tour highlights how to save the environment

While green technology can seem a little daunting both in cost and application, little steps — such as composting kitchen scraps — are just as vital to easing the human burden on the environment. From a restored log cabin to...

US states warming up to renewable energy heating and cooling

Of the fifty U.S. states, four territories and one District of Colombia, almost forty of them have some kind of renewable energy requirement on the books and of those forty, only about fourteen allow some type of thermal renewable energy to meet at least a portion of its renewable portfolio standard (RPS).

Millions more acres for renewable energy projects in the U.S.

The U.S. Department of Defense announced this week that it plans to open up 16 million acres of its land for renewable energy development, which it hopes will create a boom of solar, wind and geothermal projects and provide clean...

Geothermal summit planned to talk about Calif. clean energy goals

Political leaders and geothermal energy and industry officials are gathering next month in Sacramento to discuss ways to help achieve California's clean power goals. The GEA (Geothermal Energy Association) National Geothermal Summit will be Aug.

College geothermal system up and running

Minot State University in Bismarck, N.D. started the transition to geothermal energy nearly two years ago.

First solar-geo plant blooms in Nevada's high desert

Drive west on US Route 50 through a stretch of Nevada highway known as "The Loneliest Road in America" and you'll eventually find a first-of-its-kind power plant that generates electricity by harvesting renewable resources from both earth and sky, according...

U.S. renewable electric power: 25 years of progress

Federal and state governments in the U.S. have strongly supported renewable electric power supply for decades.

Focus on Energy launches new energy efficiency and renewable energy programs in Wisconsin

Focus on Energy, Wisconsin utilities' statewide program for energy efficiency and renewable energy, announced new programs for residents and businesses, adding to its variety of established program offerings for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. "These programs will allow Focus...

House's elements can eliminate energy bills

In 2010, in the nippy environs of northeastern Canada, a family of six submitted to an experiment. Their task: spend one year living in one of the most energy-efficient homes built in North America.

Garbett Homes and KTGY Group get accolades for solar and geothermal homes

KTGY Group, Inc., Architecture + Planning, based in California, and Garbett Homes of Salt Lake City, Utah, announce that the Solaris Collection at Daybreak in South Jordan, Utah, has earned the Gold Nugget Grand Award for the Residential Project of...

Geothermal Energy Association announces finalists for 2012 GEA honors

The Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) announced today the finalists for the GEA Honors, which recognize companies and individuals that have made significant contributions during the past year to advancing technology, spurring economic development or protecting the environment. The awards program,...

Geothermal is smart choice for nursing homes

Geothermal energy has been around for a long time, and it's growing in popularity for nursing home facilities that require a constant rate of ventilation, according to the StarTribune. Owners of these buildings would rather spend more money upfront for...

UK geothermal industry receives boost after Iceland agreement

The UK and Iceland could soon be sharing geothermal energy sources, after the pair signed a memorandum of understanding to investigate opportunities for Icelandic volcanoes to supply power to the United Kingdom, according to Blue & Green Tomorrow. The agreement...

Top geothermal-producing countries

The global geothermal energy market continues to grow significantly in 2012. However, in the US, the world's largest producer of geothermal power, growth has slowed.

One of Earth's greenest buildings to open this month

One of the greenest buildings in the world will open later this month at the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh, Pa. The new 24,350-square-foot Center for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL) will emerge as one of the greenest buildings on...

Energy-efficient home wins Zero Energy Challenge

To John Simonds, combining the energy of the sun with the heat of the Earth has made for the perfect system to power his 2,800-square foot home, according to The Day. "These two are like peanut butter and chocolate. They...

Study finds Minnesota's geothermal energy potential is greater than previously thought

Deep below Minnesota's often-frozen surface lies a boiling-hot, pollution-free energy source just waiting to be tapped, according to the Duluth News Tribune. That's the finding of a report released this week by the Natural Resources Research Institute of the University...

Getting off the grid in Texas

Some people want to build green for the environment. Others build green for the green. Bulverde, Texas residents Larry and Debbie Fulton fall into the second category.

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