Thursday, May 17, 2018

Science & Technology: Geothermal Energy Pioneer Explains EGS

Quakes, fracking and geothermal: opportunities and challenges (Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions)

Ernest Majer
Ernest Majer, one of North America’s foremost experts in the subject of seismicity and geothermal systems, spoke to The Climate Examiner about enhanced geothermal systems (EGS), how it differs from conventional geothermal, what challenges the sector faces, and his views on a recent event in South Korea.

Majer began his career in the 1970s exploring seismic activity at California’s Geysers geothermal field, a complex of 22 geothermal plants and the largest single geothermal power producer in the world. He has worked at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on the issue for over 40 years.