Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Earthquakes Could Bury Geothermal


U.S. geothermal executives at the GreenPower conference dismissed any notion that earthquakes would bury the industry.

Conventional geothermal does not pump down cold water to heat it. AltaRock President Susan Petty said the Swiss example was a lesson in what EGS should and could avoid: shallow projects and drilling into major faults or near cities.

Of course, the whole point of geothermal was that it could be set up near major cities.

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