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- July 07, 2014

Researchers Developing Supercomputer to Tackle Grid Challenges

"Big data" is playing an increasingly big role in the renewable energy industry and the transformation of the nation's electrical grid, and no single entity provides a better tool for...

Pam Frost Gorder - January 01, 2014

Can We Turn Unwanted Carbon Dioxide Into Electricity?

Researchers are developing a new kind of geothermal power plant that will lock away unwanted carbon dioxide (CO2) underground – and use it as a tool to boost electric power generation...

Ron Flavin - November 01, 2013

An Overview of US Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy Funding Programs

The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program was officially launched in 2009 as the result of the 2007 America COMPETES Act, which was signed by President George W....

- March 26, 2013

Alloy Developed at Sandia Has Potential for Electronics in Geothermal Wells

An alloy that may improve high-temperature electronics in oil and geothermal wells was really a solution in search of a problem.

- November 10, 2011

Temperature Differences Give Rise to Electricity

More than half of today's energy consumption is squandered in useless waste heat, such as the heat from refrigerators and all sorts of gadgets and the heat from factories and power...

- April 14, 2011

Plasma Nanoscience Needed for Green Energy Revolution

A step change in research relating to plasma nanoscience is needed for the world to overcome the challenge of sufficient energy creation and storage, says a leading scientist from CSIRO...

- February 23, 2011

Magma Power for Geothermal Energy?

When a team of scientists drilling near an Icelandic volcano hit magma in 2009, they had to abandon their planned experiments on geothermal energy. But the mishap could point the way...

- November 10, 2010

Researchers Examine New England's EGS Potential

University of Massachusetts Amherst geologists say that hot rocks beneath granite-rich New England -- way down, 2.5 to 4 miles deep -- could represent the next great clean energy source,...

Renewable Energy World Editors - October 06, 2010

Is West Virginia a Geothermal Hot Spot?

When you think of geothermal, West Virginia probably doesn't come to mind. But a team of researchers at Southern Methodist University, funded by Google.org, has found that geothermal...

- September 16, 2010

Geothermal Energy Could Provide All the Energy the World Will Ever Need

There is a solution for the world's insatiable energy needs. It is CO2-free and safe. And it's located right under our feet.

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