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Originally posted by imbalanced
In australia they are using the inner earth (3 miles down) to make steam.
they then use that steam to power a turbine, which then turns a generator.
this is pretty much free energy. It does take a bit of money to drill three miles down!
Originally posted by worldwatcher
I read this the other night and meant to ask..
What would happen to a hurricane or cyclone whose center passes over one of these hydrothermal plumes? Would it explain sudden and rapid intensification, when weather patterns suggest otherwise?