MIT Study Shows Geothermal Could Produce 100,000 Megawatts of Energy in the US Within 50 Years

August 20, 2012 by  
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Geothermal Power photo from Shutterstock So far, Humans have harnessed the strength of the sun, water, and wind to generate clean electricity . Now, it may be time to take advantage of the earth’s capacity to provide renewable power. An interdisciplinary panel from MIT estimated that the United States could potentially produce 100,000 megawatts of geothermal energy within the next 50 years.  The report estimates that 200,000 exajoules of energy could be captured from EGS (enhanced geothermal systems) by 2050 in the US alone – that’s roughly 2,000 times the total consumption of the country in 2005. Read the rest of MIT Study Shows Geothermal Could Produce 100,000 Megawatts of Energy in the US Within 50 Years Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: California , egs , Electricity , enhanced geothermal systems , fossil fuel , france , geothermal energy , germany , Google.org , MIT , nevada , renewable energy , turbines , united states

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MIT Study Shows Geothermal Could Produce 100,000 Megawatts of Energy in the US Within 50 Years

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