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Danger at Hawaii Geothermal Plant More Real Than Ever

Officials fear an explosion could occur should the lava reach the plant's wells

(Newser) - Lava from the Kilauea volcano reached a geothermal power plant on the Big Island on Sunday, approaching wells that have been capped to protect against the release of toxic gas should they mix with lava, per the AP . The lava breached the property overnight and was within 200 yards of... More »

Geothermal Hope: Pump Water Into Volcano, Turn It Into Power

$43M project planned in central Oregon

(Newser) - Geothermal energy developers plan to pump 24 million gallons of water into the side of a dormant volcano in central Oregon this summer to demonstrate new technology they hope will give a boost to a green energy sector that has yet to live up to its promise. They hope the... More »

Geothermal Energy Hopes Are Booming

Subterranean rocks could supply 10% of power by 2050

(Newser) - Hot rocks beneath the Earth's surface hold much promise for the nation's energy needs, but it's going to take big money to make the science work, the Christian Science Monitor reports. With $1 billion investment over the next 15 years, experts say geothermal power could provide 10% of the nation's... More »

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