07 Nov '11, 4pm

We could replace coal power with geothermal — ten times over

We could replace coal power with geothermal — ten times over

The United States has so many viable spots for producing geothermal energy -- i.e. tapping into the heat of the Earth’s core to generate power -- that the country's geothermal potential is equivalent to "ten times the amount of coal capacity in place today," according to Climate Progress . Southern Methodist University developed this geothermal map in partnership with Google. The western half of the country has the greatest potential for geothermal development, but there are hot spots elsewhere -- check out that orange spot in the Northeast. That's in coal country and provides a way to keep jobs while shutting down dirty coal mines and power plants.

Full article: http://www.grist.org/list/2011-11-07-we-could-replace-coa...

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