Gallery: Google-Funded Study Finds US Geothermal Power Capacity is Ten ...


A new study shows that the United States has a geothermal power capacity that is ten times greater than the amount of energy produced by our current working coal-fired power plants. The study was funded by Google and conducted by Southern Methodist University’s Geothermal Laboratory where students and professors completed an in-depth map of the nation’s geothermal resources and found they aren’t just relegated to the areas in the west known for tectonic activity. The report revealed that even under the state of West Virginia, there is enough geothermal energy to immediately replace all of their coal-fired power plants.

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  1. Nickwallen October 26, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Glad to see getting involved!!

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