China has announced plans to increase its proportion of geothermal-generated power over the next five years. Already the world's largest consumer of geothermal energy, China has set a target of 1.7 percent of total energy use from geothermal sources.
AFP (Mar. 15, 2016) Kenya is tapping geothermal heat in the Great Rift Valley to boost its electricity production, in a bid to triple output by 2020. The valley is a geothermal hotspot, containing water that reaches 300 ... watch video
Deutsche Welle (Mar. 13, 2012) Thailand needs ever more energy for its industry. It already imports up to 10 percent of its electricity. The growth of industry is bringing a sharp rise in greenhouse gas emissions. Now a ... watch video
Reuters (Mar. 19, 2012) With access to both geothermal and hydroelectric energy and a suitable climate for cooling, a carbon neutral data center is providing data services from an old NATO base in Iceland. The facility was ... watch video
AFP (June 13, 2016) The island nation of Comoros is hoping geothermal power from steaming volcanos could help plug the gap in its energy supply, as power cuts continue hitting the economy.
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Xinhua News Agency (Nov. 1, 2012) China has made a major energy breakthrough, completing the second of three stages in its nuclear power development. According to the China Institute of Atomic Energy, the country has finished ... watch video
Deutsche Welle (Sep. 11, 2011) Dr. Brigitte Knopf works for the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. She focuses on energy systems and their effect on the climate.DW-TV: Welcome to the program. Scientists from the ... watch video
3BL Media (Jan. 3, 2013) According to http://energystar.gov, as much as half of the energy used in your home goes to heating and cooling. At a minimum, you should change the filter in your furnace every three months it is in ... watch video
AFP (May 10, 2013) For decades, the Gulf has relied on carbon-emitting fossil fuels to build its cities in the desert. But there are signs the trend is changing as the region's nations are looking to sustainable ... watch video
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Oct. 24, 2016 Semi-volatile organic compounds can readily diffuse into the billions of tiny atmospheric particles that inhabit the air, easily moving among them, researchers have discovered. The findings provide ... read more
Oct. 24, 2016 Low-frequency vibrations of the Ross Ice Shelf are likely causing ripples and undulations in the air above Antarctica, a new study finds. Using mathematical models of the ice ... read more
Oct. 20, 2016 Damage from the 2016 Kumamoto earthquake could hasten Mt. Aso's eruption, volcanologists warn. In a new paper, scientists report new faults in the vicinity of Mt. Aso's magma ... read more
Aug. 22, 2016 In some parts of Southern California's Brawley Seismic Zone, geothermal energy production may be increasing the background seismicity rate, but changes in earthquake rates elsewhere in the area ... read more
Oct. 23, 2015 Researchers have recently conducted a survey of four Canadian cities to determine the economic feasibility of installing geothermal heating systems in homes in Montreal, Halifax, Vancouver and ... read more