17 Oct '15, 10pm

@AJTechKnow @phil_torres Dont need oil fuel Geo-electric-generated hydrogen doable but oil, gas, pipelines = clout

@AJTechKnow @phil_torres Dont need oil fuel Geo-electric-generated hydrogen doable but oil, gas, pipelines = clout

At a time of record gas prices and climate concerns, tapping into geothermal energy contained within the earth’s crust has become an attractive alternative. While solar and wind technologies are inconsistent due to their reliance on the weather, geothermal can produce power nearly 24/7 at a rate that outperforms some coal plants. The infrastructure requires less land than solar or wind, and it’s not as harmful to wildlife. Most techniques rely on large amounts of water, which is heated deep underground in order to create steam that turns turbines. Instead of sooty smokestacks, emissions consist primarily of water vapor. In a country that boasts numerous volcanoes, geysers, and hot springs, geothermal plants could become a viable domestic option for the production of power.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/mit-study-shows-geothermal-could-pro...

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