Promise boiling over

Kleiner, Kurt
December 2007
Nature;12/13/2007, Vol. 450 Issue 7172, p934
Academic Journal
The article reports on the significance of geothermal energy and its growing global demand of energy sources. The plan of Islandic bank Glitnir Banki hf company to invest $40 billion for geothermal in the U.S. shows that there is the potential that the power source would become a key player in world energy production. It presents the different technologies used in generating the power sources, such as the used of deep drilling, dry-steam power plants, and the hot-fractured-rock geothermal. A report stated, that in the U.S. alone, enhanced geothermal electrical capacity could reach 100 gigawatts enough to fill the 10% of country's electricity needs.


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