A modern way to heat, cool and power the country
using old equipment we like to call
which would meet the world’s current energy needs for several billion years.
Tapping a mere fraction of this energy resource could make
a substantial reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
Geothermal power plants have three components,
A heat source
A turbine or generator that produces electricity.
There are also three types of geothermal power plants:
Dry steam plants
Flash steam plants
Environmental Impacts of Geothermal Energy
As with every type of work with machinery one must be able to use ones head while drilling?
There is lies the Rub!
Geothermal well drilling and plant operations can adversely affect geologic stability, triggering subsidence,
the sinking of land surfaces to lower levels, the raising of land to higher levels, sinkholes and earthquakes.