geothermal energy

Amazing Prefab “Green Box” Has a Double Vertical Garden Shooting Up Through Its Center

Amazing Prefab “Green Box” Has a Double Vertical Garden Shooting Up Through Its Center

The roof and vertical gardens are populated with autochthonaus plants, which basically means they require virtually no water, and since this one was installed in Spain, it features native species that

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Harry Reid Announces the World’s First Hybrid Solar-Geothermal Power Plant

Harry Reid Announces the World’s First Hybrid Solar-Geothermal Power Plant

Nevada Senator Harry Reid began his time as host of the fourth National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas yesterday by announcing the world's first hybrid solar-geothermal power plant -- to be built in his

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Striking UR22 House Uses Half as Much Energy as a Standard Home in Texas

Striking UR22 House Uses Half as Much Energy as a Standard Home in Texas

A durable envelope clad in Vermont Slate keeps heat gain to an absolute minimum, while the wall and roof surfaces are also naturally ventilated to keep the breeze flowing. The home is also flooded with a

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Berkeley Researchers Say Carbon Pollution Can Be Turned Into Energy

Berkeley Researchers Say Carbon Pollution Can Be Turned Into Energy

It's a beautiful thing when innovators take two problems and turn them into one solution. That's the goal of a team of scientists out of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory who believe they can

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Inviting Glass Town Library Wins BREEAM Rating of Excellence in Enfield

Inviting Glass Town Library Wins BREEAM Rating of Excellence in Enfield

After a year’s work refurbishing the much loved 1912 Edwardian library and constructing a new glass building next to it, the BREEAM excellent space at the heart of the town’s Conservation Area is now

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London’s Striking Modern Tourist Information Centre Harvests Rainwater and Geothermal Energy

London’s Striking Modern Tourist Information Centre Harvests Rainwater and Geothermal Energy

Photo by Ana Lisa Alperovich for Inhabitat Rising from the earth in a pointy array of metal peaks, the dynamic information center makes a strong visual impact within London’s urban fabric. The

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New W Hotel in London is Wrapped in an Amazing Illuminated Façade

New W Hotel in London is Wrapped in an Amazing Illuminated Façade

The W group's newly-opened illuminated hotel in London may have passersby wondering if they've stepped into Manhattan's Times Square. The Starwood Hotel W London-Leicester Square designed by Jestico +

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UK Engineers Search for Geothermal Reservoirs Under Newcastle

UK Engineers Search for Geothermal Reservoirs Under Newcastle

The U.S. is not the only country heavily investing in geothermal energy -- the United Kingdom is also looking for alternative methods to generate electricity and heat homes, and engineers believe they

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New WWF Report Shows How We Can Get to Renewable Only Energy By 2050

New WWF Report Shows How We Can Get to Renewable Only Energy By 2050

Energy may be our single largest and thorniest issue as we progress into the middle of the 21st century and some seriously big thinking about new ways to produce it will have to become commonplace in

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Study Reveals Renewable Energy Could Support All of Civilization by 2030

Study Reveals Renewable Energy Could Support All of Civilization by 2030

If you don't believe that we can kick our dependency on fossil fuels to the curb, think again. A newly released study says we can do it by 2030. Authored by Mark Delucchi and Mark Jacobsona, the

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Green Dream Home Veiled by Intricate Filigree Leaf Facade

Green Dream Home Veiled by Intricate Filigree Leaf Facade

The house is organized around the lovely courtyard which is on the same level as the first floor spaces. The master bedroom is a rectangular volume perched over the swimming pool and is veiled by a

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8GW Of Geothermal Energy to Be Added To National Grid

8GW Of Geothermal Energy to Be Added To National Grid

While the Obama Administration has always supported alternative sources of energy, many of the projects that have been green lit during their time, such as the Cape Wind offshore farm, have faced

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Central America to Tap Volcanoes for Renewable Energy

Central America to Tap Volcanoes for Renewable Energy

The troubled and impoverished region of Central America is rich in one thing: volcanoes. Spurred by increasing demand for electricity, several countries are moving to transform the thundering mountains'

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DOE Loans to Make Nevada the “Saudi Arabia of Geothermal Energy”

DOE Loans to Make Nevada the “Saudi Arabia of Geothermal Energy”

Of all the 'mainstream' forms of renewable energy, it seems that geothermal power is always left in the shadows compared to solar and wind power. However, that looks set to change with news that the US

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Google Funds Ultra Efficient Jet Engine-Inspired Geothermal Drill

Google Funds Ultra Efficient Jet Engine-Inspired Geothermal Drill

Geothermal energy is one of the most promising alternative energy technologies -- it's a clean, virtually unlimited resource, and unlike wind and solar it doesn't require specific weather conditions. But

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Indonesia Plans to Harness 4,000 Megawatts of Power From Volcanoes

Indonesia Plans to Harness 4,000 Megawatts of Power From Volcanoes

The Indonesian government recently announced plans to develop a hot new energy resource -- real hot. The country's leaders aim to generate 4,000 megawatts of geothermal energy from volcanoes by the year

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Green Circle Marketplace is First LEED Platinum Shopping Center in the US

Green Circle Marketplace is First LEED Platinum Shopping Center in the US

Inhabitat readers hufftprojects recently wrote in to tell us about their Green Circle Market place, the first shopping center in the US to receive the rating of LEED Platinum from the USGBC. By utilizing

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Precious Lithium Squeezed Out of Geothermal Waste Water

Precious Lithium Squeezed Out of Geothermal Waste Water

We need electric vehicles to curb our thirst for oil, but there's a problem: EV's generally use lots of lithium in their batteries, and that's another limited resource. Now Simbol Mining thinks it has a

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Eco Education Slunakov Center Uses Passive Design

Eco Education Slunakov Center Uses Passive Design

Situated on the outskirts of the ancient town of Olomouc in the eastern Czech Republic, Slunakov is a center for ecological and educational activities that acts as a gateway to the Litovelske Pomoravi

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The Super Green Cley Marshes Visitor Center

The Super Green Cley Marshes Visitor Center

Birds and ornithologists alike have long favored Cley Marsh in Norfolk, England as a prime place to roost, but the windswept East Anglian wetland now has a new attraction. The Cley Marsh Visitor Center,

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New Geothermal Technology Could Tap 120,000MW of Energy

New Geothermal Technology Could Tap 120,000MW of Energy

On August 22nd, Raser Technologies and New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson broke ground on New Mexico's first geothermal power plant. Situated at Lightning Dock near Animas, the new plant will incorporate

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GEOS: The First Fossil Fuel Free Community in The USA!

GEOS: The First Fossil Fuel Free Community in The USA!

The United States' first net-zero community is coming soon to Arvada Colorado! Dubbed Geos, the development will employ a sterling roster of alternative energy strategies to cut its consumption fossil

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