Geothermal Potential in California Still Largely Untapped, Industry Group Tells CARB

Jay Owen Greentech

geothermal industry group has issued a status report on the state’s energy option to meet California’s climate goals,” gea reports.   In brief, the status report shows that: ·        geothermal power generated 4.4% of total system power in California in 2012, but could have generated substantially more; ·        geothermal power produces some of …

Earth Policy Release – The Great Transition, Part II: Building a Wind-Centered Economy

Ethical Markets Green Prosperity

The Great Transition, Part II: Building a Wind-Centered Economy Lester R. Brown http://www.earth-policy.org/plan_b_updates/2012/update108 Earth Policy Release Plan B Update October 31, 2012 In the race to transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy and avoid runaway climate change, wind has opened a wide lead on both solar and …

Geothermal: Getting Energy from the Earth

kristy Green Prosperity

www.earthpolicy.org/index.php?/book_bytes/2010/pb4ch05_ss4 By Lester R. Brown Earth Policy Release Book Byte August 31, 2010 The heat in the upper six miles of the earth’s crust contains 50,000 times as much energy as found in all the world’s oil and gas reserves combined. Despite this abundance, only 10,700 megawatts of geothermal electricity …