Google-sponsored study from SMU finds that new techniques mean geothermal power can be done in many areas in the U.S. and supply a signficant portion of U.S. electricity in the future.
Growing global energy demand will drive interest, capacity in underground alternative energy source.
DOE guarantees $350 million loan to Ormat Technologies for three more power plants in the state.
Simbol Materials opens an operation in California to extract lithium, zinc, and other metals for batteries from the discharge of geothermal plants.
Team of scientists speculates that the last common ancestor of life on Earth got its start in the planet's natural hot tubs.
Old Faithful may be synonymous with the park's geothermal activity in most visitors' minds, but there are hundreds of other geysers, hot pools, etc., worth visiting.
Google.org's Dan Reicher says enhanced geothermal has three times the potential of wind, and Google will soon release its PowerMeter energy monitoring software.
Report shows state-by-state analysis of how much U.S. geothermal energy power is potentially available if current projects are completed.
AltaRock Energy is one of a few companies pursuing enhanced geothermal systems, a technology that holds lots of promise but has raised concerns about safety.
Google.org to invest in enhanced geothermal system start-ups--AltaRock and Potter Drilling--and gives grant to study the potential of renewable geothermal energy.