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Geothermal energy is thermal energy (heat) generated and stored in the Earth. The Geothermal energy of the Earth’s crust originates mostly from radioactive decay of minerals and from the original formation of the planet.
Geothermal power is cost effective, reliable, sustainable, and environmentally friendly,[5] but has historically been limited to areas near tectonic plate boundaries. Recent technological advances have dramatically expanded the range and size of viable resources, especially for applications such as home heating, opening a potential for widespread exploitation. Geothermal wells release greenhouse gases trapped deep within the earth, but these emissions are much lower per energy unit than those of fossil fuels. As a result, geothermal power has the potential to help mitigate global warming if widely deployed in place of fossil fuels. (Wikipedia)

Saskatchewan Innovations Investing in the Future of Geothermal Power – DiscoverEstevan.com

DiscoverEstevan.comSaskatchewan Innovations Investing in the Future of Geothermal PowerDiscoverEstevan.comThe Province Government has supplied $175,000 to Deep Earth Energy Production to drill wells to test the power production capability of geothermal energy in the province. “We have a program called the Saskatchewan Advantage Innovation Fund (SAIF), …and more »

Hawaii’s Erupting Volcano Is Too Close for Ormat Geothermal Plant – Bloomberg

BloombergHawaii’s Erupting Volcano Is Too Close for Ormat Geothermal PlantBloombergThe Puna geothermal plant taps natural subsurface heat to run steam generators that supply about 14 percent of the island’s power. The lava flows that began with the May 3 eruption have come close enough for Ormat Technologies Inc. to close the plant …Ormat taking steps to secure Hawaii geothermal plant in light of lava …ThinkGeoEnergyAuthorities to try to kill Puna geothermal wells with cold waterHonolulu Star-Advertiserall 5 news articles »

Sask. injects $175K into geothermal power project – CBC.ca

CBC.caSask. injects $175K into geothermal power projectCBC.caA geothermal power demonstration plant to be built near Estevan has received a funding boost from the provincial government. It says the plant has the potential to generate constant electricity while generating zero carbon emissions. “It runs 24 hours …

Hawaii’s Volcano Is Now Threatening a Geothermal Plant Full of Dangerous Chemicals – ScienceAlert

Sputnik InternationalHawaii’s Volcano Is Now Threatening a Geothermal Plant Full of Dangerous ChemicalsScienceAlert”I love geothermal,” Culnan said. “I put my heart and soul into that place, and I think it’s an excellent source of power for the island.” Aura Garcia, 56, an anthurium farmer who lived across from the PGV site for decades, said she is worried that the …Hawaii Authorities Try to Mitigate Threat Lava Poses to Energy InfrastructureSputnik Internationalall 12 news articles »

Volcanic activity threatens Hawaii geothermal plant long at center of resident concerns – Washington Post

Washington PostVolcanic activity threatens Hawaii geothermal plant long at center of resident concernsWashington PostBob Culnan, 64, a former PGV power plant operator, said in an interview Friday that he believes the water-cooling method could work but needs to be done quickly, noting that “killing the wells” should happen soon, before pressure builds up beneath the …Governor takes action to secure power plantHonolulu Star-AdvertiserAs Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano stews, wary eyes turn to geothermal …The Seattle TimesMitigating risks from volcanic eruption on Puna Geothermal Plant, HawaiiThinkGeoEnergyBig Island Now -Hawaii Tribune Heraldall 38 news articles »

Hawaii volcano: Rush to move tens of thousands of gallons of flammable chemicals from lava path – The Independent

CBS NewsHawaii volcano: Rush to move tens of thousands of gallons of flammable chemicals from lava pathThe IndependentThe chemicals evacuation was started after a new fissure in the volcano opened Wednesday about a half a mile from a geothermal power plant. In response to that development, Hawaii Governor David Ige created an emergency task force. The fluid, Mr Ige …Growing concerns over flammable liquids stored in power plant threatened by lavaCBS NewsHawaii volcano threatens power plant; mass evacuations possibleReutersThe Implacable Power of Volcanic LavaWIREDU.S. News & World Reportall 741 news articles »

Hawaii volcano threatens power plant; mass evacuations possible – Reuters

CBS NewsHawaii volcano threatens power plant; mass evacuations possibleReutersAfter a new fissure opened on Wednesday about half a mile from a geothermal power plant, Hawaii Governor David Ige set up an emergency task force to remove the pentane used in the plant’s turbines. He cited estimates that if the fluid ignites, the …Growing concerns over flammable liquids stored in power plant threatened by lavaCBS NewsHawaii volcano: Rush to move tens of thousands of gallons of flammable chemicals from lava pathThe IndependentThe Implacable Power of Volcanic LavaWIREDUSGS: Volcano Hazards Programall 1,910 news articles »

Sarulla Geothermal Power Plant Expands to 330 MW With Third and Final Unit Commencing Commercial Operation – POWER magazine

POWER magazineSarulla Geothermal Power Plant Expands to 330 MW With Third and Final Unit Commencing Commercial OperationPOWER magazineRENO, Nev., May 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ormat Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ORA) today announced that NIL 2, the third unit of the Sarulla geothermal power plant, has commenced commercial operation, bringing the project to its full capacity of 330 …Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:ORA) Files An 8-K Financial …Market ExclusiveHere’s What Day Traders Should Know – Ormat Technologies Inc (NYSE: ORA)Alpha Beta StockWhy Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ORA) stock is crashingFXDailyReport.comKL Daily -Seeking Alphaall 40 news articles »

Governor takes action to secure power plant – Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Honolulu Star-AdvertiserGovernor takes action to secure power plantHonolulu Star-AdvertiserThe geothermal power plant — shut down after lava began spewing into Lower Puna May 3 — is wedged between the residential areas of Nanawale Estates, Lanipuna Gardens and Leilani Estates, where lava from at least 15 fissures has destroyed dozens of …Mitigating risks from volcanic eruption on Puna Geothermal Plant, HawaiiThinkGeoEnergyHawaii governor eases risks with lava eruption near power plantRadio New ZealandIge issues order to mitigate risk to Puna Geothermal Venture plant by Kilauea eruption (update)Pacific Business News (Honolulu)Big Island Video Newsall 21 news articles »