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Published: Saturday, Sept. 29 2012 8:36 p.m. MDT

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samhill
Salt Lake City, UT

This is great news!

As sources of energy go, it just doesn't get much better than geothermic. Not only is it virtually inexhaustible, it produces zero CO2 emissions and doesn't rely on the vagaries of either wind or sunshine, on a 24 X 7 basis.

But, it is capital intensive (costs a lot upfront). But, also, as mentioned in the article, the location of this particular site is ideally suited in large part because so much of the intensive capital investment, in the form of the distribution network, happens to have already been made.

I just hope there isn't some vitally important and ecologically endangered rodent or snail somewhere in the vicinity. That could stall something like this indefinitely.

Lifelong Republican
Orem, UT

And how much of this is located on School Trust Lands? Is this something that could be used to fund our poorly funded education system in Utah?

one old man
Ogden, UT

Sam says: "I just hope there isn't some vitally important and ecologically endangered rodent or snail somewhere in the vicinity. That could stall something like this indefinitely."

We might add to that, ". . . or a Republican Congresscritter who is so intent upon increasing profits for his friends in the coal and oil industries that he refuses to allow any Federal investment using a Tea-Party inspired opposition to Federal spending as an excuse."

the truth
Holladay, UT

@one old man

I not so sure adding a long winded rambiing sentence that make no sense is helpful.

and I am pretty sure that Democrats critters have just as many friends in the coal and oil industries.

And the Tea party is NOT against cheaper energy alternatives,

if anything, they would less government regulation and red tape, so private companies could develop the alternative as quickly and easily and cost efficiently as possible, so
we may all enjoy cheaper energy.

Especially since the Obama and the democrats are advocating policies that are causing the "skyrocketing" (Obama words) energy costs and subsequently the costs of everything.

It would much better for government to help make this possible , than for Obama to continue to give his cronies and their failing companies, like solyndra, billions of dollars.

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