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The Case for ARPA-E: The Government's Role in Bridging the Valley of Death

November 11, 2013 by Clean Energy Leadership Institute

ARPA-E and Government Investment


This year Congress has sought to slash the budget of the Advanced Research Projects Agency, with Congress proposing cuts of over 80%. ARPA-E has embarked on several rounds of successful funding for breakthrough clean energy tech, helping companies bridge market barriers.[read more]

US Geothermal Lags Behind While Kenya Sprints Ahead

October 10, 2013 by Tina Casey

Kenya and Geothermal

According to a new report from the Geothermal Energy Association, Kenya is set to stake out turf as the global geothermal leader with about 1,000 megawatts currently under development, more than one-fourth of which is already under construction.[read more]

Energy Projects Seem Less Urgent in A Post-Energy-Crisis World

September 17, 2013 by Geoffrey Styles

Post-Energy-Crisis World


To someone living in 1974, the idea of mass protests to block a pipeline for importing oil would have seemed incomprehensible. Yet the current opposition to so many different energy projects can also be viewed as a consequence of recent energy successes on a broad front.[read more]

Canadian Geothermal Industry Seeks Crowdfunding in Absence of Government Money

September 12, 2013 by Tyler Hamilton

Canadian Geothermal

In a 2008 story concerning Canada being a laggard when it comes geothermal power production, I wrote that Canada is in fact the only nation along the Pacific Ring of Fire that did not have a commercial geothermal power plant up and running.[read more]

Energy Risks: Sex, Murder, Public Utility Capital Ratios

June 19, 2013 by Adam James

What do sex, murder, and public utility capital ratios have in common? They all carry a certain level of risk. Let’s start with the most exciting one; capital ratios for public utilities.[read more]


Renewable Energy in Numbers [INFOGRAPHIC]

June 11, 2013 by Matthieu Tanguay-Carel

global energy supplies

This infographic looks at our portfolio of renewables and offers an overview of the share of renewables in the energy supply, country by country.[read more]

DOE Launches Geothermal Roadmap for Project Developers

June 10, 2013 by Silvio Marcacci

geothermal energy

Traveling through the complex system of federal and state regulations to secure project approvals is one of the biggest challenges facing geothermal power developers – but not if they’ve got a map outlining every twist and turn.[read more]

Ernest Moniz on Natural Gas and “Forgotten Renewables”

May 29, 2013 by Tina Casey

Moniz discusses natural gas boom/DOE

Moniz sees natural gas not as a permanent fixture in the U.S. energy landscape but merely as a temporary “bridge” to a globally competitive, low carbon future that is well within our grasp.[read more]

Geothermal Energy Industry Looks to Confront Investment Risk

April 17, 2013 by Herman Trabish

geothermal investment

The attraction of geothermal energy is that it is a baseload, emissions-free, renewable energy source -- and the challenge is that finding it and producing it puts capital at risk.[read more]

Making Enhanced Geothermal Energy Real

April 15, 2013 by Herman Trabish

geothermal energy

Ormat has produced 1.7 megawatts of power using enhanced geothermal methods from inside an existing geothermal field, the first power from this source to get on the electric grid.[read more]

Clean Energy Market Values Set To Nearly Double By 2022

March 13, 2013 by Silvio Marcacci

Despite 2012 troubles, global clean energy markets remain strong and will nearly double within ten years, according to Clean Edge's annual industry report.[read more]

Naples Plans to Tap Mt. Vesuvius as Core of Sustainable Energy Strategy

January 23, 2013 by Tom Schueneman

The city of Naples is looking to tap into and harness Vesuvius’ energy to improve lives, the environment and living conditions. City officials announced a strategic sustainable development plan that would see the building of “a trigenerative pilot [geothermal heat and power] plant integrated with other sources, which in this case will be solar thermodynamic energy and liquid biomass.[read more]

Future Energy Fellows post

New Energy Sources: Possibilities and Prospects

January 18, 2013 by Mark Caine

Energy transition is not just an imperative: it’s a certainty. But while it’s certain that we’ll continue to transition towards a new energy mix, far less certain are the nature of this mix and the speed of our transition. Also uncertain, though certain to be profound, are the impacts of this transition on human societies and the economies and earth systems that sustain them.[read more]


U.S. Renewable Electric Power: 25 Years of Progress

July 12, 2012 by John Miller

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Many different stakeholders have strongly supported the development and expansion of renewable power supply within the U.S. for many years. After 25 years of government and private support how much progress has actually been made towards replacing fossil fuels and nuclear power supply with renewable power sources? The answer may be surprising.[read more]

Captured CO2 + Geothermal = Ultra-Clean Power

May 24, 2012 by Nino Marchetti

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In a novel combination of carbon sequestration used in conjunction with geothermal power production, a South Dakota geothermal firm will use sequestered carbon dioxide instead of geothermal fluids to produce geothermal power.Rapid City-based Heat Mining Company can use the carbon dioxide captured in carbon capture and...[read more]