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Maria Streshinsky of Wired writes on the efforts of entrepreneurs and innovators to advance geothermal.

The C3 Take
  • Geothermal power is ready for a rapid expansion in the United States.
  • One report on Texas’ geothermal potential estimates that if  15,000 geothermal wells were drilled each year for four years, it would provide the energy equivalent of all oil and gas used for electricity and heat production in the [Texas] today.
  • Companies are also making innovative breakthroughs in drilling technology which could unlock pathways to rapid geothermal development.

 “For a long time, people have been gathering that heat and using it to warm nearby buildings or turn turbines that generate electricity. Iceland gets about two-thirds of its energy—and nearly 100 percent of its heat—from geothermal sources. The city of Boise, Idaho, uses geothermal to warm some downtown buildings, and it has for more than a century.”

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