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Report: Energy Department to Impose New Rules for Geothermal

The U.S. Department of Energy is taking steps to prevent earthquakes caused by drilling for geothermal projects, according to a report in The New York Times.

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Can Google Transform Green Energy?

if Google came up with a better search engine, why can�t it also make renewable energy scalable and affordable? Because success in one area does not guarantee, or even correlate with, success in the other.

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Swiss Court Acquits Utility-Scale Geothermal Developer

On Monday a Swiss court acquitted Markus H�ring, the geologist/developer whose utility-scale geothermal project was�accused of causing earthquakes.

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AltaRock Energy Shuts Down California Geothermal Project

Utility-scale geothermal, or taping heat deep inside the earth’s core to generate large amounts of clean and reliable electricity, sounds like a great idea but it seems more and more like an impossible feat. Yesterday, the New York Times reported, that AltaRock Energy, a geothermal developer backed by Google and other venture capital big wigs,…

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Swiss Geothermal Project Shut Down Because of Quake Threat [UPDATE]

Swiss authorities have shutdown a geothermal project, poised to generate electricity by tapping heat from the earth’s core, after studies determined the project could trigger earthquakes and cause millions of dollars of damages to area properties each year. The utility-scale geothermal project was being developed by former oil man Markus H�ring, reports the New York…

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