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There’s Geothermal Energy in the West Antarctic

Antarctica is divided into two sections – the west and the east. The smaller, western side is made up of something called the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and for the first time ever, scientists have recorded “surprisingly high” geothermal activity underneath it.

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Direct Energy’s Attempt to Improve Home Efficiency

Direct Energy is an innovative energy provider that offers electricity and natural gas to states like Pennsylvania, Texas, Illinois, Florida, New Jersey, New York, parts of Canada, and more. In September of last year, the company began a tour called the “Innovation to Inspiration” tour, which consists of driving around the country in an informative 18-wheeler to show customers what their homes may look like in a few years.

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Pennsylvania Is on the Rise for Renewable Energy

As a Glenmoore plumbing and HVAC company in the Greater Philadelphia area, we love hearing good things about Pennsylvania when it comes to energy. Recently, we read an article that pegs the Keystone state as being on a successful track to relying greatly on renewable energy.

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Could We See a PennEast Pipeline?

If the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approves, we may be seeing a PennEast natural gas pipeline built between Pennsylvania and New Jersey. According to the PennEast Pipeline Company, LLC’s website, this $1 billion project would stretch about 108 miles and create around 2,000 jobs during the construction process.

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Denmark Has Big Goals for Energy

While we in the U.S. have a goal of deriving 25% of our electricity from renewable sources by 2025, the country of Denmark is aiming for something more ambitious: to stop burning any fossil fuels whatsoever by 2050. This includes both electricity production and transportation.

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Geothermal Energy: Affordable and Beneficial

Recently, the Geothermal Energy Association released a paper that recognized geothermal energy as a successful energy alternative. The paper, titled “The Economic Costs and Benefits of Geothermal Power,” states that geothermal power compares well with other available technologies and benefits public economic costs.

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New York May Reconsider Power Companies

Usually the way homeowners get their electricity is from a power company that puts a price on it, then distributes it out. The state of New York, however, is proposing an entirely different way to distribute power – through hundreds of small generators instead of power companies.

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Our Energy Might Come From… Space?

The Department of Defense is the largest consumer of energy in the world. Three-quarters of the energy it consumes is during U.S. military missions, however, when our military personnel are in remote areas, it can be hard to provide them with energy.

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