Valley Fire Devastates Facilities At The Geysers Geothermal Power PlantCalpine, the operator of The Geysers geothermal power facilities in Lake and Sonoma counties, said the Valley Fire has caused severe damage to its cooling towers, communication equipment and local power distribution lines.
Geothermal, Solar Power Facilities May Have Been Damaged In 62,000 Acre Valley FireAlameda Municipal Power reported Monday that geothermal and solar power facilities near Middletown may have been damaged in the 62,000-acre Valley Fire, currently burning through Lake, Napa, and Sonoma counties.
PG&E Toppled By Sonoma Clean Power As Top Energy Supplier In CountyPG&E is no longer the dominant energy supplier in Sonoma County thanks to the one-year-old Sonoma Clean Power, which supplies mostly solar and geothermal renewable energy.
Underground Hot Springs On Saturn Moon? Study Suggests YesIf confirmed, it would make the moon Enceladus the only other known body in the solar system besides Earth where hot water and rocks interact underground.
California Legislature Approves Renewable Energy RulesCalifornia lawmakers have approved a bill that would create the most ambitious renewable energy standards in the nation.
3.0 Earthquake Hits Sonoma County GeysersA 3.0-magnitude earthquake shook Sonoma County just after midnight Saturday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
California Senate Approves Rules For Renewable EnergyThe state Senate has approved a law setting rules for how utilities can meet the state’s ambitious goal to draw a third of their power from alternative energy sources such as wind, solar and geothermal within 10 years.
More Small Quakes Shake Sonoma CountyThe U.S. Geological Survey reported three earthquakes with a preliminary magnitude of 2.0 or larger struck Wednesday morning in Sonoma County.
2.7 Earthquake Strikes GeysersThe U.S. Geological Survey reported an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 2.7 struck early Saturday morning in Sonoma County.
Geothermal Activity Keeps Sonoma County ShakingThe U.S. Geological Survey reported an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 2.4 struck Wednesday morning in Sonoma County.
Small Quake Part Of Steady Seismic Activity In Sonoma CountyThe U.S. Geological Survey reported an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 2.2 struck Thursday night in Sonoma County.

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