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Japan’s Richest Man Unveils Scheme for $26 Billion Renewable Energy Supergrid
Masayoshi Son, entrepreneurial founder of Softbank, Japan’s third-largest mobile network, and according to Forbes, the nation’s richest man, unveiled a...
How Power Happens: Tracing the Sources of U.S. Energy
Green technology is on the rise, but the U.S. still consumes an enormous amount of fossil fuels
Largest Undersea Cable Ever Could Export Iceland’s Abundant Geothermal Power to the Rest of Europe
Hoping to take advantage of its violent volcanic heritage, Iceland is contemplating building the world’s biggest undersea electric cable, so...
Two Major Geothermal Projects Abandoned Due to Induced Quake Risk
Two high-profile geothermal projects in the U.S. and Europe were both permanently halted late last week, after federal officials in...
Arpa-E, Government’s Mad Science Lab for Energy, Funds First Projects
Like Darpa on the military side, the new agency for stoking energy innovation awards $151 million to big ideas
Nanotech Could Boost Geothermal Power and Reduce Earthquake Risk
Tapping geothermal sources for power has proven a tricky proposition, because of costs and hazards associated with deep drilling. But...
Iceland’s Geothermal Bailout
Last October, Iceland's economy tanked. Its bailout? A two-mile geothermal well drilled into a volcano that could generate an endless supply of clean energy. Or, as Icelanders will calmly explain, it could all blow up in their faces
Jets of 7200°F Hydrogen Cut Through Granite at 100 Feet per Hour
Tired of wearing out diamond bits when you're drilling miles deep into the earth's crust? Try using a high-velocity flame jet instead
Energy from the Earth's core comes to the surface