A new study has found that there are vastly more geothermal power resources here in the US than previously considered. http://www.tgdaily.com/sustainability-f ... tudy-shows
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The US has the geothermal resources to produce ten times as much power as the current installed capacity of coal plants, Google-sponsored research shows.
In the past, geothermal production in the US has been restricted largely to the western third of the country, in tectonically active locations such as the Geysers Field north of San Francisco.
But Southern Methodist University says it's confirmed that the country has vast geothermal reserves that are realistically accessible using current technology, particularly in the eastern two-thirds of the country.
This could potentially resolve the question of contributing to increasing global temperatures based upon coal and petroleum usage here in the US releasing CO2 into the atmosphere and also the risks of 'fracking' to the environment. Of course, they can always 'screw it up' but one can always hope. We have Google to thank for sponsoring this research.