In thousands of homes and buildings across the United States, geothermal heat pumps also use the steady temperatures just underground to heat and cool buildings, cleanly and inexpensively.
These geothermal facilities produced approximately 68 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity, enough to meet the annual needs of more than 6 million typical U.S. households. Geothermal plants account for more than 25 percent of the electricity produced in both Iceland and El Salvador
For example, as of 2013 more than 11,700 megawatts (MW) of large, utility-scale geothermal capacity was in operation globally, with another 11,700 MW in planned capacity additions on the way
Many regions of the world are already tapping geothermal energy as an affordable and sustainable solution to reducing dependence on fossil fuels, and the global warming and public health risks that result from their use.
This heat energy, known as geothermal energy, can be found almost anywhere—as far away as remote deep wells in Indonesia and as close as the dirt in our backyards.
California's Salton Sea offers 1,800 MW of geothermal potential
A National Renewable Energy Laboratory study finds that the Salton Sea's potential geothermal baseload generation can serve California, Arizona and Nevada's renewables mandates.
PLN, PGE Solve Geothermal Quarrel After Govt. Intervention
State-owned electricity monopoly Perusahaan Listrik Negara and Pertamina Geothermal Energy on Friday reached an agreement in renewing their power purchase deal for electricity from PGE’s Kamojang and Lahendong plants.
The past and future of geothermal energy on the Big Island
The breath of the earth harnessed to power our homes. You may not realize geothermal power has been a part of Hawaii's energy grid for decades. It sparked grand plans and protests over its futur...