Earth Source Heat (ESH) has been part of Cornell’s Climate Action Plan since 2009. During a detailed review of Cornell’s energy portfolio and options that fit within the academic mission, ESH was identified by a working group of faculty and staff as the best option to reach carbon neutrality on the Ithaca campus by 2035. Since that time, the working group has conducted extensive outreach to on- and off-campus partners, including several community forums in downtown Ithaca. That outreach continues today and will be a standing part of the project for its duration.
- Geothermal experts say borehole data shows promise (Cornell Chronicle: Nov. 8, 2022)
- Geothermal 2.0: Why Cornell University put a 2-mile hole in the Earth (The Christian Science Monitor: Oct. 28, 2022)
- Drilling ends and data analysis begins for borehole observatory (Cornell Chronicle: Oct. 13, 2022)
- Harnessing the power of Yellowstone’s supervolcano (National Geographic: Jul. 26, 2022)
- Cornell University Drills Test Borehole to Help Develop Geothermal Energy (Cheddar News: Jul. 5, 2022)
- 2-mile borehole to reveal viability of campus’ geothermal future (Cornell Chronicle: Jun. 21, 2022)