Provide support for public awareness and extension services in rural communities to promote private sector-based mining activities and use of geothermal
industry has nearly 60 projects capable of producing more than 2,000 megawatts in the pipeline.
holds, through ownership or lease, geothermal
rights on private lands which comprise the majority of the project areas.
heat pumps can be used throughout the nation for heating and cooling buildings.
Other countries with significant geothermal
projects include Canada, Germany, Iceland and India.
The Navy received three types of payments from the geothermal
power plant operator at China Lake that totaled, on average, $14.
But the cost to retrofit the steam-based arena heating system to accommodate geothermal
energy was too exorbitant and the north-end hospital was considered too far from the heat source to run infrastructure.
Renewable energy technologies, such as biomass, geothermal
, solar and wind, are naturally replenishing sources of energy which offer a multitude of benefits: less pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, stable fuel supplies and prices, nonimported energy and increased economic growth among others.
well is practical when there is not a base of solid rock beneath the ground on site, and it is possible to access the area with an auger, or well-drilling equipment.
Alternative energy sources such as solar power, geothermal
and biomass production, still seemed promising.
The Hawaii Electric Company's idea is not new: Geothermal
energy is a major source of power in Northern California, Iceland, and Italy.
Aside from the currently viable hydrothermal systems, the NRC also described three other potential sources of geothermal
energy: deep pressurized-fluid systems below 4,500 meters; hot, dry rock systems; and magma systems.