Friday, April 22, 2016

USA: Geothermal Cuts Carbon Pollution, Grows the Economy and Protects the Planet.

10 Carbon-Fighting Energy Technologies (EERE)

Blazing The Trail For New Geothermal Production

The Energy Department helps develop and deploy geothermal energy technologies that advance hydrothermal power production (pictured) -- where fluid flow and hot rock occur naturally -- and enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) technologies -- where fluid is injected into deep, hot rock formations to create a geothermal reservoir. The U.S. Geological Survey estimates there’s 30 gigawatts of undiscovered hydrothermal resource capacity and more than 100 gigawatts of enhanced geothermal potential, equivalent to 10 percent of today's energy needs.

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