Tag - geothermal



The midway in Springfield, Massachusetts, lit up at night. Framingham, Massachusetts mayor Charlie Sisitsky said its geothermal pilot project could more than halve emissions and cut energy consumption for some properties by up to 70%.
Nov 2, 2023
U.S. cities expand geothermal energy to whole neighborhoods
The U.S. federal government is to back 11 pilot geothermal projects.
Steam rises from the Roosevelt Hot Springs, near the FORGE and Fervo geothermal sites outside of Milford, Utah, on July 31. FORGE and Fervo are drilling a few miles from the Roosevelt Hot Springs, which are created by underground heated rocks relatively near the Earth's surface.
Aug 31, 2023
The race is on to tap a source of clean energy beneath our feet
The growing interest in geothermal is driven by the fact that the United States has gotten extraordinarily good at drilling since the 2000s.
The Sasso 2 Geothermical power plant in Italy
Aug 28, 2023
Dante’s inferno may have the answer for Europe’s energy bind
One geothermal site in Italy generates more than 5% of the nation’s clean power production.
Japan Times
Mar 21, 2023
Hot springs block Japan's geothermal potential
Geothermal is a renewable resource that harnesses heat from deep below the Earth's crust — a seemingly attractive option for energy resource-poor Japan.
Japan Times
Jan 17, 2022
Beneath the surface: Are Japan’s iconic hot-spring resources sustainable?
The public and private use of hot springs is leaving a significant imprint on the environment.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Sep 18, 2021
This Aomori farm’s strawberries are heating up tourism
Kanko Ichigo En is a year-round pick-your-own strawberry farm that grows its winter berries with 100% hot-spring heat.
Japan Times
Mar 9, 2019
Unlocking Japan's geothermal energy potential
How Japan can meet its future energy needs is not necessarily something you think about while enjoying a nice long soak in a hot-spring bath.
Japan Times
Nov 30, 2018
Iceland harnesses hot springs to power year-round farming
For half the year, the temperature on Pall Olafsson's remote farm in Iceland often dips below freezing and the sun barely makes an appearance.
Japan Times
May 29, 2018
Explosions feared as lava threatens to cover more wells at Hawaii geothermal plant
Lava from Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano threatened to cover more wells at a geothermal power station on Monday as a fresh blast from the crater sent an ash plume almost 15,000 feet (4,600 m) into the sky, officials said.
Japan Times
Oct 14, 2017
Balance of power: Shift toward renewable energy appears to be picking up steam
Five years ago, Japan introduced a feed-in tariff system in a bid to promote the introduction of renewable energy on a large scale following the collapse of public trust in nuclear power due to the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011, and subsequent triple meltdowns at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 25, 2016
MHI-Hitachi venture eyes Africa, Latin America for geothermal development
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Ltd., a venture between Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. and Hitachi Ltd., is eyeing Africa and Latin America to export its geothermal turbines, hoping to supply equipment for projects backed by Japan's aid agency.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jun 21, 2016
Hot spring bathing tradition stymies Japan's clean energy ambitions
With centuries of tradition on their side, Japan's hordes of naked bathers remain unmoved by the island nation's bid to tap a rich reserve of power equivalent to about 20 nuclear reactors.
Jun 15, 2016
Tokio Marine insures geothermal developers over impact on hot springs
Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co. has begun offering a type of insurance intended to ease the concern of hot spring operators about the impact of new geothermal power stations.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 23, 2014
Orix plans to build as many as 15 geothermal plants in Japan
Orix Corp. plans to build as many as 15 geothermal power stations in Japan over the next five years.
BUSINESS / Companies
May 22, 2014
IHI sees future for small geothermal projects amid clean energy boom
IHI Corp. expects the market for small geothermal projects to take off in Japan as it seeks cleaner sources of energy.
Sep 20, 2013
10 firms plan to cooperate on geothermal plant project
Ten companies including Idemitsu Kosan Co. and Japan Petroleum Exploration Co. will kick off a study this month on building one of Japan's largest geothermal power plants, government officials said Friday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 5, 2013
Utility, trader to launch first overseas geothermal project
Kyushu Electric Power Co. said Thursday it will launch a geothermal power generation project in Indonesia with trading house Itochu Corp.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 28, 2013
Marubeni to conduct geothermal power research in national park
Marubeni Corp. is planning the first on-site survey for a geothermal power project in a national park following deregulation last March by the Environment Ministry.


Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on