Summary of new developments in geothermal energy:
The potential for scaling up is very exciting. Geothermal would be a great source of baseline load to supplement solar and wind, replacing natural gas or nuclear in the mix.
Also, geothermal involves a skill set (drilling) that fossil fuel companies have expertise in. It gives them a way to use their powers for good, possibly making it easier to get them into a green energy political coalition?
@nindokag cool! Cornell is currently researching a geothermal energy as part of its goal to move toward a zero-emissions campus (and since Cornell is as big as a decent-sized town, with 33k students and staff, that would be fairly significant.)
Links, if you're curious: earthsourceheat.cornell.edu and deepgeothermalheat.engineering.cornell.edu
It's pretty exciting!
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