Geothermal energy gaining momentum in the US with new techniques

The Guardian April 2, 2024, 02:00 PM UTC

Summary: Geothermal energy in the US is gaining momentum due to new techniques and government support. Currently providing less than 1% of electricity, geothermal capacity could increase 20-fold by 2050, generating 10% of the US's electricity. The US Department of Energy estimates $250bn will be needed for widespread projects. Enhanced geothermal systems, using deep drilling and fracking techniques, offer vast potential for clean, continuous power.

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