posted on Mar, 27 2005 @ 12:44 PM
I think it's a fine idea, but might be better to utilize the natural processes without disturbing them, for example, implant a gas driven turbine
below the earth, that wouldn't restrict the flow of magma, or of gas (in any appreciable way) but would still generate electricity.
As far as using the heat to boil water and utilizing the resulting steam to drive the turbine, it's also a good idea, but I think it adds an
unnecessary process, and wastes more energy in converting the water to steam. Why not use the gas that's already pressurized, and flowing?
As far as using the pipeline to extract gas, I think it would probably end up making the system more stable, but the truth is we just don't know. It
could be a very delicate balance between upper level gas pressures and lower level magmatic gas pressures. In other words, draining the upper layer
of pressurized gasses might be equivalent to taking the stopper out of a bottle of champagne, I just don't know, I don't think anyone does for sure,
all we can do is theorize. And when messing with natural forces, it's best to have a good plan of action.
It's good to see people thinking though, it really is. We have a crisis in this country because the energy concerns monopolize their power base and
drive the rest of us citizens into subservience. We've become so dependant on the favors of the state, we're unable to resist any demands it
Do you have the relevant experience to produce technical drawings and aqquire the necessary patents? I personally hope your idea takes off, it would
add one more technology to the stack of feasible alternatives.