Important developments in geothermal energy in Kenya

It is encouraging to see how the energy transition is taking place throughout the world. Amy Yee writes in The Independent about recent developments in Kenya to deploy geothermal energy. Kenya, the first African country to tap geothermal power, began its programmes in the late 1970s and early 1980s. But recent growth is quite dramatic. … Continue reading Important developments in geothermal energy in Kenya

Could abandoned coal mines be used as a geothermal energy source?

The energy transition leads down many paths to find innovative approaches. Charlotte Adams and Jon Gluyas from Durham University provide a good article on The Conversation website about the possible use of coal mines as an important heating source. It would be good to get your views.   We could use old coal mines to … Continue reading Could abandoned coal mines be used as a geothermal energy source?

Attempts to give a higher priority to geothermal energy

The energy transition includes all forms of renewable energy but the one that has had least attention, in the opinion of many, is geothermal energy. Dave Keating writes on the Deutsche Welle website about recent efforts to better harness heat from the Earth.   Geothermal energy: Why hasn’t it caught on yet Despite being one … Continue reading Attempts to give a higher priority to geothermal energy

Geothermal power reaches new global heights

Renewable Energy Magazine writes about the strong growth in geothermal power capacity globally. The three big leaders are the United States, the Philippines, and Indonesia. The article refers to electricity produced from geothermal but not direct heating.   Geothermal Power Approaches 12,000 Megawatts Worldwide In 2013, world geothermal electricity-generating capacity grew 3 percent to top … Continue reading Geothermal power reaches new global heights