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Extreme heat under the Southern Alps — In The News

Tessa Evans posted in on May 18th, 2017.

Drilling into the Alpine Fault to measure the conditions of the fault and monitor what happens before a major earthquake, a team of New Zealand and international scientists found extremely hot water just a couple of hundred metres down.  The Westland Deep Fault Drilling Project — jointly led by Victoria University of Wellington, GNS Science and the University […]

‘Hotter and deeper’ – geothermal energy exploration

Dacia Herbulock posted in on May 24th, 2011.

Geothermal energy now generates around 13 percent of New Zealand’s electricity, but scientists gathering this week in Taupo will explore options for vastly expanding the resource’s potential. A two-day workshop (25 – 26 May) “HADES: Hotter and Deeper Exploration Science” will bring together engineers and geothermal specialists from 10 countries to discuss the international context […]

The Dominion Post: $1b Taupo geothermal project picks up steam

Peter Griffin posted in on November 25th, 2009.

Mike Watson from the Dominion Post reports on the proposed construction of a geothermal power station in Taupo by Contact Energy. The production of electricity using geothermal energy would be cheaper, more efficient and have far less impact on the environment. An excerpt: (read in full here) “Project manager James Kilty told a Taupo District […]

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