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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)

Geothermal power gets alternative 7km underground route to Nairobi – The Star, Kenya

The Star, KenyaGeothermal power gets alternative 7km underground route to NairobiThe Star, KenyaEnergy CS Charles Keter has commissioned KETRACO’s 220kV Athi River – Embakasi underground cable that passes Nairobi National Park. The seven Kilometre underground cable manufactured by LS Cables of Korea is the first 220kV underground cable …Kenya to spend $200M to boost reliability of energy gridThe New TimesAdditional transmission line connecting Olkaria geothermal field with NairobiThinkGeoEnergyall 6 news articles »

Puna geothermal power plant in Hawaii taken offline due to lava flows nearby – ThinkGeoEnergy

ThinkGeoEnergyPuna geothermal power plant in Hawaii taken offline due to lava flows nearbyThinkGeoEnergyThe geothermal power plant of Puna Geothermal Venture on the Big Island of Hawaii has executed its emergency plans, temporarily shutting down and removing any potential hazardous chemicals. This follows a series of smaller earthquakes and eruption of …The Latest: No reports of damage after huge Hawaii quakeWashington PostHawaii’s Kilauea Volcano remains active; Hundreds forced from homesAccuWeather.comBiggest Earthquake in Hawaii Since 1951-Multiple Volcanic EruptionsWOODTV.com (blog)Q13 FOX -WDSU New Orleans -Hawaii News Now -USGS: Volcano Hazards Programall 1,714 news articles »

Toshiba signs MOU on a partnership in geothermal power projects … – ThinkGeoEnergy

ThinkGeoEnergyToshiba signs MOU on a partnership in geothermal power projects …ThinkGeoEnergyToshiba Energy Systems & Solutions has signed an MOU with Malawi’s Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining on a comprehensive partnership in geothermal power projects, including capacity building programs.Toshiba to assist Malawi in developing geothermal powerESI AfricaToshiba, Malawi reach power deal – ITWeb AfricaITWeb AfricaGlobal Geothermal Power Market Size 2018-2023| Altarock Energy …The Financialall 5 news articles »

Ormat Technologies Signs $125 Million Non-Recourse Finance Agreement with OPIC for the Platanares Geothermal … – GlobeNewswire (press release)

GlobeNewswire (press release)Ormat Technologies Signs $125 Million Non-Recourse Finance Agreement with OPIC for the Platanares Geothermal …GlobeNewswire (press release)“Ormat is proud of its long standing relationship with OPIC, a relationship that commenced with OPIC’s $310 million financing for Ormat’s geothermal complex in Kenya more than five years ago. We appreciate OPIC’s confidence in our technology …

35 MW geothermal plant by Ormat in Honduras officially inaugurated – ThinkGeoEnergy

ThinkGeoEnergy35 MW geothermal plant by Ormat in Honduras officially inauguratedThinkGeoEnergyAt a ribbon cutting ceremony, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández and U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) Vice President for Investment Policy Ryan Brennan inaugurated Geotérmica Platanares, a 35 MW geothermal baseload power plant …

Honduras opens 35-MW geothermal power plant – Renewables Now

Renewables NowHonduras opens 35-MW geothermal power plantRenewables NowMay 1 (Renewables Now) – The Honduran government inaugurated on Monday a 35-MW geothermal power plant located in the community of Platanares. Named Geoplatanares, the new park plant…

We Now Know That South Korea’s Second-Largest Earthquake Was Caused By Us – IFLScience

IFLScienceWe Now Know That South Korea’s Second-Largest Earthquake Was Caused By UsIFLScienceIn November 2017, a 5.5-magnitude earthquake struck the southeast coast of South Korea, injuring 90 people and causing an estimated $52 million worth of damage to buildings, homes, and infrastructure. Curiously, the region is far from any active fault …and more »

S.Korean quake likely induced by geothermal plant – News – NHK … – NHK WORLD

S.Korean quake likely induced by geothermal plant – News – NHK …NHK WORLDInternational researchers say one of South Korea’s largest earthquakes, which occurred last November, was most likely induced by geothermal power plant activity. The magnitude 5.4 quake in the southern city of Pohang was the country’s 2nd largest since …and more »