Interesting to note that the power being generated at the plant in Milford is
being delivered to California. Just like water being sent to Las Vegas. Great.
This is renewable energy's last chance. All of the others - wind, solar,
biofuels, despite much fanfare and huge subsidies have turned out to be duds. If
this doesn't work, then it's back to cheap, reliable fossil fuels.
Unlike wind, hydro, and solar, geothermal doesn't rely on the weather to produce
power so it's much more reliable. I really believe that geothermal has the most
So how does geothermal energy production compare with other types of electrical
generation? How much does it cost per megawatt to build a power plant, maintain
it, and deliver the electricity to the grid? Is it more or less cost effective
than other forms of "green energy"?It seems that these
power plants would be very similar to hydroelectric dams. If you need more
power, just pump more water into the ground to get more steam. Good for both a
base load power source as well as for instant demand generation.Why
does this industry need government stimulus money?Unfortunately, the
article doesn't address any of these kinds of questions.
Oh ho ho! Someone in Energy 'solutions' is going to blow a
gasket. Hopefully, it's not Fukushima.
In addition to electricity generation, on - site heating and cooling via heat
exchangers lessens the demand for fossil fuels.
Geothermal, solar, wind and hydro are the wave of the future. Nuclear is a 20th
century solution to the problem. Time to move on.
Let us use yellowstone for geothermal.