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Investment in geothermal energy heating up in Canada

Calgary - The announcement last week that capital pool company P-Square had acquired Canadian geothermal company, Borealis GeoPower is good news for investors in the renewable energy sector.

Geothermal energy — How we harness this energy source (Part 2)

In Part 1 of our look into the Earth's heat energy as a renewable energy source, we discovered this heat has been used for millennia to bathe us and in creating mechanical power. Let's look at the ways we are extracting this energy for electricity.

Geothermal energy — An under-exploited energy source (Part 1)

In our search for clean, cost-effective sources of renewable energy to mitigate the effects of climate change, one source of that energy has been right under our feet all along — Geothermal energy is not only clean and sustainable, but it is eco-friendl

Iceland is drilling the world’s deepest geothermal well

Iceland is digging world’s deepest geothermal borehole into the heart of a volcano at a depth of 3.10 miles (5 km) to tap renewable energy. The extreme pressure and heat at such depths could derive 30 to 50 MW of electricity from one geothermal well.

First geothermal power plant in 15 years to go online in Japan

Japan has been actively seeking alternative energy sources since the Fukushima Daiachii disaster. With the public's resistance to reopening nuclear power plants, utilizing the country's many naturally occurring hot springs may be the answer.

Glasgow to be heated by underground water

Scientists at the Glasgow Caledonian University are investigating old, abandoned mines to see if the water in them can be used to heat the city using geothermal energy.
 

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BRITISH COLUMBIA GEOTHERMAL RESOURCE ESTIMATE MAP
BRITISH COLUMBIA GEOTHERMAL RESOURCE ESTIMATE MAP
Canadian Geothermal Energy Association
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What is Geothermal Energy?
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International Geothermal Association
The Aldin Biodome in Iceland is just obe of three  embracing the environment  projects we will visit...
The Aldin Biodome in Iceland is just obe of three "embracing the environment" projects we will visit.
Biodome Reykjavík
Binary Cycle power plant
Binary Cycle power plant
What is Geothermal Energy?
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Krafla Magma Testbed
Deep wells  a mile or more deep  can tap reservoirs of steam or very hot water that can be used to d...
Deep wells, a mile or more deep, can tap reservoirs of steam or very hot water that can be used to drive turbines which power electricity generators.
What is Geothermal Energy?
Dry steam plant
Dry steam plant
What is Geothermal Energy?
The central plaza will have a large public area  including restrooms  a marketplace and safes with a...
The central plaza will have a large public area, including restrooms, a marketplace and safes with a cluster of biodomes surrounding the central one.
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The 120-MWe Nesjavellir power station in southwest Iceland.
The 120-MWe Nesjavellir power station in southwest Iceland.
Gretar Ívarsson
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