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March 16, 2006



This is where it gets confusin', Jim.

Geothermal can mean drilling into a "geothermal reservoir". Such development is only available where such activity is effectively accessible. Generally, this would apply to large scale power generation projects.

Geothermal, also can mean, geothermal heat pumps, ground source heat pumps, geo-exchange heat pumps, etc. This would to almost anyone wanting to build an energy efficient home. It can be a very cost effective way to utilize renewable energy. While it also is possible to retrofit such technology, it can be less cost effective to so. The exception may be if a large enough volume of water is nearby for heat exchange.

And, either case, President Bush seems to be ignoring this renewable energy technology while mentioning solar and wind.


Geothermal doesn't have a political constituency on the one hand, and has some pretty severe geographical restrictions on the other.  It deserves some attention but compared to the 72 TW of world-wide wind potential, it should be a back-burner effort.


Check out this introduction article on Geothermal power:

Susan Petty

Currently there is over 2600 MW of installed geothermal electrical generation capacity in the US. A typical geothermal plant is baseload, which means it operates most of the time. In the case of geothermal power plants that means an availability of over 95%. While wind has a less than twice the installed capacity of geothermal, wind is intermittant, operating anywhere from 15 - 30% of the time.

While the geothermal power projects now installed are in Nevada, California and Utah, there is economic potential for up to 10,000 MW of geothermal capacity in these and other western states. Beyond that, more geothermal power, up to 50,000 MW using conventional technology, is available at higher prices, still in the west.

The real potential for geothermal energy lies in the future, though. A recently completed study by a group of geothermal experts done through MIT found a potential of over 13 TW of developable geothermal power in the US alone. This resource is spread across the country. In Europe, new geothermal projects are starting in the Rhine valley and in Switzerland. In Australia there are 7 companies using advanced geothermal technology to develop large scale generating projects.
Because geothermal power is baseload, it is an excellent option for generation of hydrogen using off peak power production.

I don't think this is a back burning technology, and I don't think we should ignore it.

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