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The multibillion dollar geothermal power industry uses natural steam created by the intense planetary-scale heat of the earth to produce reliable clean electric power. Geothermal now supplies 2,800 megawatts (MW) in the United States, sufficient for 2.8 million Americans, and 8,500 MW worldwide supplying tens of millions of people in 24 countries. Geothermal is believed to now be the largest renewable power source west of the Mississippi (non-hydro). The US Department of Energy (USDOE) has estimated there is sufficient geothermal in the United States for massive growth and proposes geothermal increase by 4,300 MW to supply 10% of all power in the West. This would nearly triple current output. Such growth would dwarf other new renewables. By way of example 7,100 MW of geothermal equals an estimated 21,000 MW of wind output at 33% capacity factor
Originally posted by peacejet
The drawback is that geothermal energy is available only in the regions where there are natural springs of hot water coming out of the ground and this would be somewhere in the desert or the forest and the cost of setting up the plant and the cost of equipment needed to transport the power to the cities would be enormous so most corporates are considering setting geothermal energy plants risky, so I think most people would stick to wind and solar energy for some time till technology improves to save cost of transportation of power.
Originally posted by SpartanKingLeonidas
I'm mad as Hell at our Government with this, let alone some company with the Vulcan Mind Meld on digging into the planet.