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Bitcoin uses as much energy as Ireland. Should that worry you?

The word “bitcoin” is as likely to garner feverish excitement as it is glaring criticism. The financial community sees speculative promise in the form of trade that currently has little to no regulation. Meanwhile, others argue that it’s a distraction that detracts from the overall longevity of U.S. financial institutions. By Katrina Kelly-Pitou, University of […]

August 24th

DOE puts up $140 million for Utah geothermal research

The Department of Energy recently announced that it will give the University of Utah up to $140 million in funding for geothermal research and development over the next five years. The Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal DOE fundingEnergy (FORGE) field laboratory will be the facility for the work, which will be located near Milford, […]

Geothermal power is the key to American energy dominance, not fossil fuels

President* Trump’s idea of US energy dominance is exclusive to fossil fuels. Nevertheless, his central premise — “innovation and new technology have opened trillions of dollars of energy for development” — can be equally applied to the vast wind, solar, hydro, and geothermal resources at the country’s disposal. By Tina Casey In fact, wind and […]

January 2nd