geothermal geothermal  /ˌdʒi oʊ ˈθɜr məl/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) of or relating to the heat in the interior of the earth

Usage(s):

  1. The world's biggest country is starting to go geothermal thanks to one of the smallest.
  2. Even as Iceland's finances collapse, it still reaps dividends from the geothermal heat boiling under its frozen landscapes.
  3. In some areas, geothermal steam offers a cheap, ready-made alternative to coal, oil and nuclear fuels, and it leaves no pollutants in the air.

News

  1. Geothermal Power Tanzania Plans First Steam Generation Next Year

    Geothermal Power Tanzania Ltd. plans to invest as much as $350 million to drill steam fields in the country’s south and build its first geothermal plants with the capacity to generate up to 140 megawatts by 2018.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  2. Indonesia Allocates $302 Million to Back Geothermal Exploration

    Indonesia started a fund to finance the exploration of geothermal energy resources as the nation seeks to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels for electricity.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Renewable Energy World

  3. Alterra Power and EDC Finalize Joint Venture for Geothermal Assets in Chile and Peru

    Alterra Power and EDC Finalize Joint Venture for Geothermal Assets in Chile and Peru
    on June 20, 2013     Source: CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. Palin said that in a McCain-Palin administration "we're going to lay more pipelines, build more nuclear plants, create jobs with clean coal, and move forward on solar, wind, geothermal, and other alternative sources. We need American energy...
    on Sep 2, 2008 By: Sarah Palin Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "There is tremendous potential for renewable geothermal energy and the jobs for Oregon that come with it," said Senator Ron Wyden. "The announcement today helps make commercial development of geothermal energy in Malheur County a reality....
    on Jun 15, 2010 By: Ron Wyden Source: EnergyPortal.eu

  3. "Geothermal energy is replenished, is a renewable resource that generates electricity with minimal carbon emissions ......(and) reduces the need for conventional energy sources," said Kempthorne.
    on Oct 22, 2008 By: Dirk Kempthorne Source: Washington Post

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