Geothermal Heat Pumps — Clean Energy 101

Credit to Author: RMI| Date: Tue, 04 Apr 2023 10:55:04 +0000

Geothermal heating and coolingGeothermal heat pumps are a time-tested clean heating & cooling technology with untapped potential. The age of the electric heat pump is well underway. This clean heating and cooling technology has been in use for decades and is widely adopted across Asia and parts of Europe such as Norway where heat pumps heat and cool […]

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Kenya’s Energy Regulator Approves New e-Mobility Specific Electricity Tariffs & New Time of Use Tariffs

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2023 15:05:56 +0000

One of KenGen’s geothermal sites in Kenya.Kenya Power Lighting Company PLC (Kenya Power) recently submitted an application for a tariff review to Kenya’s energy regulator EPRA. One thing that stood out in Kenya Power’s initial application for me was a proposed special tariff for electric mobility. As a key stakeholder in the e-mobility ecosystem, Kenya Power has been very active in […]

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Adding Up The Benefits Of Geothermal

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2023 18:05:02 +0000

ground source heat pumpsORNL researchers have developed a free online tool for homeowners, equipment manufacturers, and installers to calculate the savings and energy efficiency of ground source heat pump systems compared to traditional heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. A tool developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers gives building owners and equipment manufacturers and installers an easy […]

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Comparing The Net Value of Geothermal, Wind, Solar, & Solar+Storage In The Western United States

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2023 16:25:37 +0000

We are pleased to announce the recent publication of a new Berkeley Lab analysis — “Mind the Gap: Comparing the Net Value of Geothermal, Wind, Solar, and Solar+Storage in the Western United States” — in the journal Renewable Energy. Studies show that a diverse portfolio of zero-carbon resources will be needed to decarbonize the U.S. […]

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Full Steam Ahead: Unearthing The Power of Geothermal

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Wed, 08 Mar 2023 17:05:48 +0000

Geothermally heated water wellLesser Known Than Some of Its Renewable Energy Cousins, Geothermal Energy Is Now on the Rise Thanks to Its Ability To Provide 24/7 Power, Heat, Cooling, Critical Minerals, and More Geothermal energy — literally “heat from the Earth” — may be hard to see, but thanks to increasing public interest and outreach it is not […]

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2023 Global Energy Trends: Crisis, Contingencies, & Climate Change (Video Included!)

Credit to Author: Danielle Garland| Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2023 17:04:10 +0000

Listen in to CleanTechnica’s most recent webinar, during which we demystified 2023 global energy trends. Last year, world leaders gathered at COP26 to set targets for decarbonizing the global economy and the table was set for the energy transition. What are experts in the industry saying about this transition in the coming year? Check out […]

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Biden–Harris Administration Announces $74 Million to Advance Enhanced Geothermal Systems

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Wed, 08 Feb 2023 21:41:39 +0000

enhanced geothermal systems US DOE FervoPilot Projects Will Work to Scale EGS, and Help Provide Renewable Geothermal Energy to over 65 Million American Homes WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced a funding opportunity of up to $74 million for up to seven pilot projects that will test the efficacy and scalability of enhanced geothermal systems […]

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In 2021, 20% Of Electricity In The US Was Generated From Renewable Sources

Credit to Author: U.S. Energy Information Administration| Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2023 13:05:37 +0000

Due to the rise in electricity generated from wind and solar, 20% of electricity net generation in the US came from renewable sources in 2021. Electricity generated from wind surpassed hydroelectric in 2019 as the predominant renewable source. Electricity generated from solar began a steep rise beginning in 2012 and quadrupled between 2015 and 2021. […]

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