August 2018

Interest in Geothermal Heating Up

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Up and down the Pacific Coast of the Americas and in the Eastern Caribbean—along the region’s volcanic arcs and shifting tectonic plates—geothermal resources hold the potential to provide a steady supply of renewable energy. Mexico and several Central American countries already generate some of their electricity from geothermal power, and last year Chile opened what […]

Harnessing the Power of Volcanoes

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Geothermal development doesn’t always take place around active volcanoes; conversely, not every active volcano is suitable for geothermal development. But what if those two elements do come together and there’s a volcanic eruption? Hawaii is in the process of finding out. In fact, the state’s only geothermal power plant—Puna Geothermal Venture (PGV)—has been shut down […]