Dig The Heat Geothermal Energy

To most people the word "geothermal" means hot springs and geysers — like parts of Iceland or Yellowstone National Park where water is heated by the presence of magma near the surface of the earth. But the earth's heat lies below everywhere, and it offers a virtually untapped energy reserve of enormous potential with a very short list of drawbacks.

Want to know more about geothermal energy, but don't have a clue where to begin? This site is a good starting point, with resources for you to dig deeper too — acomprehensive guide to geothermal energy and renewable energy resources. Geothermal heating and cooling systems are covered in depth as well as radiant floor hearing, solar power, biofuels and wind energy.

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Radiant Heated Flooring

Radiant heat flooring turns your floor into a large-area radiator. Benefits of radiant floor heating include increased comfort, energy savings, quiet operation, fexible room layout, better air quality and the potential use with solar energy and geothermal heat pumps..

New Section on Hydrogen Energy and Fuel Cells

Hydrogen, the first element in the periodic table, is the simplest and most abundant chemical element in our universe— and the lightest one known to exist. Many experts believe that hydrogen could be used as a fuel source to provide energy to the world...

The Smart Guide to Geothermal

We are pleased to announce the release of the new book The Smart Guide to Geothermal - How to Harvest Earth's Free Energy for Heathing and Cooling by Don Lloyd...

Graig Sheilds offers FREE copy of Renewable Energy – Facts and Fantasies

Based on interviews with 25 of the world's top researchers, authors, analysts and industry leaders Sheilds' book was #1 best seller on Amazon in both the energy and engineering categories. He is now offering it for free - here!

Geothermal heating, cooling gaining popularity

Geothermal heating and cooling of homes or buildings - a technique that uses water warmed in sunken tubes to create the source for heat. That heat, intensified by a condenser in a furnace-like unit, can provide forced-air heat, radiant floor heating and even heat hot water..

UN Report Says Renewable Energy Can Outstrip Demand

A draft United Nations report says wind and solar power are among six renewable energy options that have the potential to outstrip total world energy needs and may grow as much as 20-fold over the next four decades.

Ground Source Heat Pump Makes a Home Sweet Home

if you're thinking of a new strategy to keep your home ticking over next winter, have you considered a ground source heat pump?

Portland Airport Saves $8 Million With Geothermal Heating & Cooling

If they had stuck with their current heating system, they'd be burning over 50,000 gallons of oil a year to keep the terminal warm. That's over a million pounds of CO2 not going into the atmosphere every year. Watch the video...

US Geothermal Energy Use Continues to Increase Despite Economic Woes

In 2011, the geothermal industry is producing clean power in nine states and developing projects across 15 states... with the total number of geothermal projects... increasing 12%.

Hungary's Largest Geothermal Plant Now Fully Operational

A new geothermal district heating plant in the town of Szentlőrinc in Southwest Hungary is now fully operational. The plant produces 3.1 MW of thermal energy, providing heating and hot water for some 900  homes in Szentlőrinc, and has excess capacity for further expansion...

Radiant heating technology performs favourably in energy comparison with conventional air heating

Up to 44% energy cost saving achieved with ceiling mounted radiant heating panels (particularly) in large indoor spaces.

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