Articles tagged geothermal energy

Aug. 24, 2014, 1 a.m.

Northwest Researchers Work To Boost Geothermal Power

There’s been a lot of hype around geothermal power, which uses heat from the below the earth’s surface to provide energy. Several Northwest researchers are hoping to push this form of renewable energy forward.

Sept. 5, 2013, 7:30 a.m.

Mapping Geothermal In Southern Oregon

Seismic vibrators that measure sound waves and provide geologic maps thousands of feet below ground are finishing work in the Olene Gap area as Klamath Basin Geopower moves forward with plans to drill a second geothermal well.

May 28, 2013, 1:59 p.m.

Unusual Funding For Unusual Proof-of-Concept Power Plant

A renewable energy consultant and the Oregon Institute of Technology have come up with an unusual financing plan for an even more unusual power plant idea.

Nov. 19, 2012, 2:12 p.m.

Northwest's Second Geothermal Power Plant Enters Service

The Northwest's second geothermal power plant has entered service. A Boise-based company called U.S. Geothermal built the project at Neal Hot Springs, near the small town of Vale in eastern Oregon.

April 16, 2012, 12:48 p.m.

Geothermal Experiment On Newberry Volcano Gets OK

BEND, Ore. — The federal government has given overall approval to plans by a geothermal energy company to pour millions of gallons of water deep into the ground on the flanks of the Newberry Volcano south of Bend.

April 4, 2012, 6 a.m.

Report: Geothermal Industry Expanding

A new report says the geothermal industry is steadily growing. Projects are planned throughout the Pacific Northwest.

March 6, 2012, 7:11 a.m.

E. Ore. Geothermal Power Plant Nearing Startup

VALE, Ore. — Work is heading for a June startup at a geothermal plant that the state Department of Energy says will be the first in the state to produce energy on an industrial scale.

Dec. 23, 2011, noon

Geothermal Energy Challenge: Getting Hot Water From a Dry Hole

An experiment in Central Oregon geothermal energy got one step closer to approval Friday. The government has issued its environmental assessment and now the public has a month to comment. Two companies hope to try something earth shattering -- literally -- to get hot water out of a dry hole.

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