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M-22 House Runs on Geothermal and Hydropower in Northern Michigan

M-22 House Runs on Geothermal and Hydropower in Northern Michigan

M-22 House is located on a tall ridge overlooking Grand Traverse Bay with views that encourage discovery of the landscape. Inspired by the elements of fire, earth, wind and water, the home comprises a

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Scientists Believe the Yellowstone Park Supervolcano is 250% Larger Than Previously Thought

Scientists Believe the Yellowstone Park Supervolcano is 250% Larger Than Previously Thought

Yellowstone photo from Shutterstock By now most people know that Yellowstone National Park lies on top of a massive supervolcano which has the potential to unleash a planet-altering eruption. However a

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Company Seeks to Turn Volcano Emissions Into a Renewable Source of Fuel

Company Seeks to Turn Volcano Emissions Into a Renewable Source of Fuel

Volcano photo from Shutterstock Carbon Recycling International specializes in capturing CO2 from industrial emissions and converting it into Renewable Methanol (RM), a fuel which can be blended with

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Ethiopia Announces Plans to Build Massive 1000 MW Geothermal Power Plant

Ethiopia Announces Plans to Build Massive 1000 MW Geothermal Power Plant

American-Icelandic company Reykjavik Geothermal just invested $4 billion towards a massive new geothermal farm 124 miles south of the Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa. The deal signed on Wednesday secures

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Atelier Heikkilä is a Gorgeous Geothermally-Heated Wooden Home in Finland

Atelier Heikkilä is a Gorgeous Geothermally-Heated Wooden Home in Finland

The home is entered from the dark facade while the lighter side opens up to Lake Päijänne, ensuring plenty of natural light and sufficient solar gain to get the couple through Finland's wicked winters.

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VolcanElectric Mask: Skyscraper Protects Cities from Eruptions and Generates Electricity from Lava

VolcanElectric Mask: Skyscraper Protects Cities from Eruptions and Generates Electricity from Lava

VolcanElectric Mask is a design that could harness the untapped power of volcanoes to generate electricity and minimize damage and destruction from eruptions. Designed by Jing Hao, Zhanou Zhang, Xingyue

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Soak Up the Sun at Casa de las Olas’ Solar Powered Eco-Escape in Tulum

Soak Up the Sun at Casa de las Olas’ Solar Powered Eco-Escape in Tulum

Located just south of the touristic city of Cancun, Tulum attracts an array of eco-tourists seeking the adventure within a natural and barely touched landscape. Days are spent exploring the world’s

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Nicaragua Aims To Be 94% Powered By Renewable Sources By 2017

Nicaragua Aims To Be 94% Powered By Renewable Sources By 2017

Photo via Shutterstock The Central American country of Nicaragua has never been as fortunate as its neighbors when it comes to energy reserves. In fact, most commercial electricity is generated by

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Solar- and Geothermal-Powered Guthrie Green Park Replaces an Old Truck Loading Facility in Tulsa

Solar- and Geothermal-Powered Guthrie Green Park Replaces an Old Truck Loading Facility in Tulsa

The site of the new Guthrie Green Park was once a 2.7-acre truck loading facility - essentially a concrete jungle. Now it's a green oasis and community gathering space offering gardens, interactive

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The Stillwater Energy Plant in Nevada is the World’s First Solar-Geothermal Hybrid Facility

The Stillwater Energy Plant in Nevada is the World’s First Solar-Geothermal Hybrid Facility

The world's first Solar-Geothermal Hybrid power plant has been inaugurated in the town of Fallon, Nevada. Just ten months ago Nevada Senator Harry Reid announced that the addition of solar panels to the

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LED Architecture’s LINK Solar Power Skyscraper Will Revitalize Polluted Areas of Venice

LED Architecture’s LINK Solar Power Skyscraper Will Revitalize Polluted Areas of Venice

The ingenious Link Solar Power Skyscraper is designed to serve a number of functions. While providing an administrative center for the Venice and Veneto areas, it will house a number of energy generating

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Largest Geothermal System in the US‏ Nears Completion at Ball State University

Largest Geothermal System in the US‏ Nears Completion at Ball State University

Geothermal power is one of the United States of America's most readily accepted forms of alternative energy - and now Ball State University is entering the final phase of a massive geothermal system that

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Kenya to Tap Lava Power With Toshiba-Built Geothermal Energy Plant

Kenya to Tap Lava Power With Toshiba-Built Geothermal Energy Plant

Kenya already gets half of their energy from hydropower, but with drought looming, the country is ramping up their geothermal energy production with a fourth geothermal power plant that captures energy

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Google-Funded Study Finds US Geothermal Power Capacity is Ten Times the Current Coal Power Supply

Google-Funded Study Finds US Geothermal Power Capacity is Ten Times the Current Coal Power Supply

A new study shows that the United States has a geothermal power capacity that is ten times greater than the amount of energy produced by our current working coal-fired power plants. The study was funded

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Iceland to Build World’s First Zero-Carbon Data Center

Iceland to Build World’s First Zero-Carbon Data Center

Iceland's ailing economy isn't going to keep it from making environmental strides - the city of Keflavik will soon be receiving 37 prefabricated components in order to complete the world's first

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Gorgeous Light-Filled Swiss Home Overlooks Lake Lugano

Gorgeous Light-Filled Swiss Home Overlooks Lake Lugano

The house is built partially embedded into the slope of a hill overlooking Lake Lugano. The villa consists of two volumes that have been oriented to fit the topography of the site - the one set above

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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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Iceland Harnesses Geothermal Sources Able to Power Over 1.2 Million Homes

Iceland Harnesses Geothermal Sources Able to Power Over 1.2 Million Homes

Iceland may have fallen in the hole when the global recession hit, but the country could be soon emerging with one of the world's largest energy sources. Iceland's biggest energy company, Landsvirkjun, is

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Winning Design Turns Abandoned Italian Bridge into Eco Village

Winning Design Turns Abandoned Italian Bridge into Eco Village

We have been having a lot of fun profiling projects submitted to the Solar Park South competition which challenged designers to re-imagine a soon to be decommissioned bridge on the Reggio Calabria

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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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MIT STUDY: GeoThermal to Supply 10% of Energy Demands

MIT STUDY: GeoThermal to Supply 10% of Energy Demands

Last month MIT released a study claiming that Geothermal Energy could meet up to 10% of U.S. energy demand by 2050. It took 30 years and an 18-member MIT-led panel to prepare a new study on geothermal

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GREEN BUILDING 101: Eco-Power!

GREEN BUILDING 101: Eco-Power!

Most of us underestimate or ignore our incredible dependence on electricity. But after the heat waves that swept the U.S. and most of Europe last month, it was impossible to look the other way.

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