Under your feet , about 8-12 km downwards , there is heat upto and over 300 degrees centigrade . Water at these temperatures becomes steam and steam
is generally used to drive turbines which create electricity .
Geothermal projects can tap the natural heat found within the Earth , the use of which creates little to no pollution or other disturbance to natural
balances as it is energy which does not have to be generated by mining transporting and burning fossil fuel and the atmospheric oxygen .
What is required to use geothermal energy is deep boreholes and suitable equipment to harness the heat found underground and to convert it into
electricity . It can't be that hard to do - and where there is a will there is a way . Because that's unlimited free energy which does not pollute
down there . It's worth us getting some surely .
Two superdeep borehole projects took place in the 80s , one in Mexico the Americans undertook , and one in Siberia which the Russians dug . Both are
now capped , abandoned , forgotten . The Siberian site looks like it took bombs or other part demolition before they left . Very little is officially
to be found on the internet about any serious geothermal developments since . In the main , governments are not sponsoring it . No one talks about it
The question is , why are we not using that free unlimited constantly available energy which our planet apparently has an unlimited abundance of ? Is
it down to certain oil cartels ensuring we remain dependent on petroleum by putting some of their huge profits into corrupting and threatening
Or is it down to it being too difficult to use , too frightening or dangerous ? Could it be that we don't use it just because it's free ?
, were someone to begin investing and using that resource , they'd be committing some kind of financial suicide by being first to do so ? By paying to
develop the technology ?
If , by some reasoning or chance , we were missing out on something that blatantly would sort out most of our energy needs forever , and ruining our
environment , our precious atmosphere soils and seas instead , wouldn't that be the greatest of shames upon us ? That it's self impoverishment was a
self inflicted injury caused of humankinds own stupidity ? There are person like that which make one ashamed for them while they carry on in their
ignorance . We hate them for it too , they can't be taught and won;t change .
Do we have to remain as *apparently* unfortunately addicted to unsustainable resources like fossil fuels for energy as we currently are ?
And if we don;t have to remain in such a pickle , then can we somehow begin to extricate ourselves from it please .
edit on 14-5-2019 by
DoctorBluechip because: (no reason given)