Politico: One of the oldest forms of clean energy is poised for a US renaissance


One of the oldest forms of clean energy is poised to make a comeback - and it's not wind or solar. The administration of US President Joseph Biden is pushing oil and gas companies to seriously consider including geothermal projects in their business plans.


At the December meeting of the National Petroleum Council, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm even named geothermal energy as her favorite topic. About the near renaissance, a kind of revival of the industry in the United States, writes Politico.

Geothermal energy - technology, which uses heat in various forms found under the earth's crust, is generating fresh interest after lawmakers increased funding flows for it in the bipartisan Infrastructure Act and the Inflation Reduction Act, in line with advances in related technology, new government incentives and benefits when drilling oil wells.

While next-generation geothermal projects are still in the early stages of development, clean energy proponents say that by 2050, an underground energy source could provide more than 60 GW of continuous and flexible power, more than 15 times the 3,7 GW. capacity currently available to the United States.
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  1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 2 January 2023 12: 50
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    Geothermal energy is possible, but where there are conditions, there are less deep protrusions of high-temperature waters. But these will be local applications. Large energy is only nuclear and large hydroelectric power plants. The polluting habitual hydrocarbon, which they want to abandon in the future, especially on gas, is quite clean, but the policy of the ruling elite is above the people's well-being. Wind power and solar power are very dependent on the weather and can only serve as supplements. The time is favorable for Russia to be completely gasified, from processing to heating, because huge gas capacities are being released.
    1. ivan2022 Offline ivan2022
      ivan2022 (ivan2022) 2 January 2023 14: 11
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      Quote: Vladimir Tuzakov
      The time is favorable for Russia to be completely gasified, from processing to heating, because huge gas capacities are being released.

      Why gasify Russia? Who benefits?
    2. sap Offline sap
      sap (Alex) 3 January 2023 10: 08
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      The time is favorable for Russia to be fully gasified

      In the past, it didn't bother anyone either.
  2. Vladimir80 Offline Vladimir80
    Vladimir80 2 January 2023 15: 43
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    "Give money and by 2050 we will give you so much energy .." this is a global trend (we have the same thing) to beg for money for megaprojects and pseudo-innovations with a dubious and distant prospect