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October 06, 2006



Geothermal and solar sounds like a good combination to me. Hopefully the new CO2 laws will kick start this along.

Prem T

There might be something positive about living on an active faultline after all...

kent beuchert

Why is it that every alternative energy association always claims that its form of energy is enough to supply eveyone's needs?
Wind, wave, biodiesel, solar, now geothermal all are claiming they can, by themselves, supply all our needs. Funny how they never seem to produce even 1% of our needs. And 5,000 Megawatts, which probably will require 20 years of development and probably come on line after the demand have grown by 5,000 megawatts, is a long, long way from supplying California's needs, which are closer to 50,000 megawatts, or about 10 times as much. On the other hand, geothermal trumps all the others in terms of controllability of output, the Achille's heel of most of the alternative energy sources. On the other hand, it's not a proven technology. Too many times over the years we've heard great claims that never produced squat. I'm going to oppose any more government handouts until there are reasonable expectations for a practical power plant. After ethanol, I'd assume everyone will have leared to be more rational and less emotional and hysterical
and inclined to go off half cocked on yet another "great idea." If they're so great, why haven't any of the thousand utilities in the world started explorations?

kent beuchert

I'd much rather see some movement on geothermal heat pumps, a technology that not only works, but is cost effective as well. An
awfully large portion of the electricity in this country is devoted to HVAC, and geothermal heat pumps have the ability to
not only increase the efficiency of the
system by over 50%, but to extend the heat pump's viability well into the higher lattitudes. The actual size of the unit can also be reduced. A simple tax break would
be all that's required to encourage their
widespead usage, especially in new construction. The fact that I haven't seen
any buzz about this simple and foolproof
and very effective technology tells me that the alternative energy sector is too much
concerned with more exotic and unproven
technologies. They're completely overlooking something that's here and now and works.
Shame on them. Shame, shame.


That is what has happened with geothermal for years and years. The technology is there but it isn't implemented in a timely fashion. Part of the reason is that people think it isn't affordable but with the current tax credits, it is now very affordable!

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