Geothermal Stories April 20

The US Department of Energy (DOE) yesterday issued a request for information (RFI) to support $84 million in enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) pilot demonstration projects. It’s part of the Biden administration’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which passed last year.

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Geothermal Stories July 7, 2021

Could geothermal power be the future of electricity generation? Fully Charged‘s Robert Llewellyn visits Cornwall to find out how Eden Geothermal is unlocking geothermal energy in the granite beneath the ground.

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Geothermal Stories May 20, 2021

Renewable resources provided 99.9% of Vermont’s electricity generation in 2019, the largest share for any state, but it has more than 100,000 homes that use fuel oil, the dirtiest fuel for home heating. US residential geothermal company Dandelion Energy wants to help Vermont ditch the fuel oil – it today announced that it’s expanding its services into the Green Mountain State. 

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Geothermal Stories October 8, 2020

Residential geothermal company Dandelion Energy yesterday announced that it’s hired a new vice president of drillings whose name is Jeremy Smith. What’s unique about Smith? The exec comes from a fossil-fuel background.

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Geothermal Stories September 17, 2020

Kathy Hannun came to geothermal while at Alphabet’s X (formerly called Google[x]). In May 2017, she spun the company out and assumed the role of CEO of Dandelion Energy. She’s now in the role of president of the company, which allows her more free time, which means she can talk to us!

Hunnan spoke with Electrek‘s publisher Seth Weintraub and writer Michelle Lewis about why home geothermal systems are more affordable, convenient, and energy-efficient than anything else out there. At the same time, geothermal eliminates the fossil-fuel-based heating oil and gas systems currently in use.

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Geothermal Stories August 19, 2019

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • Greenpeace names the worst global sulfur dioxide air pollutant hotspots.
  • The UK is exploring using minewater as a source of geothermal energy.
  • A gas plant in Fife, Scotland, sparks safety fears due to technical failures.
  • Six green energy ideas that flopped.

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Geothermal Stories June 3, 2019

In today’s EGEB:

  • Renewable spending set to pass upstream oil and gas next year in Asia.
  • A look at the potential for geothermal energy in the US.
  • Albuquerque looks to get more from solar power.
  • Massachusetts wants more offshore wind.

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Geothermal Stories June 1, 2018

Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial, and political review/analysis of important green energy news.

Today on EGEB, MidAmerican claims it will be the first U.S. utility to offer 100% renewable energy to willing clients. Dandelion seeks to take a foothold in the heating and air conditioning market with a new geothermal unit. Foreign companies adapt to Trump’s tariffs by planning new U.S. factories.

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