Hot Rocks – The Perfect Renewable Energy
- Jun 15, 2021 2:51 pm GMT
This post will start in my deep past, over 40 years ago and travel several decades into the future. The subject of this post is Geothermal Power, a renewable energy source that was first used to generate electricity in Larderello, Italy, in 1904, and thus is one of the oldest renewable energy sources. It has been used in my home state (California) to generate a significant amount of our electric energy since the early 1960s.
In 1985 I became heavily involved with the Geysers Geothermal Generating Field, what is now (still) is the largest in the world by several metrics.
However I have never posted a paper about Geothermal Power. I have decided to rectify this failure and write this post. As I started researching this, I found that this technology has not only been amazing in the past and present, it will be important to our efforts to overcome climate change in the future.
Summary: I’ve seen evidence that the projects covered in similar earlier posts are making progress. I’ve also found an excellent DOE Source on Offshore Wind, linked below, and this will provide much of the content in this post.
Shared some thoughts at the World Hydrogen Congress in Amsterdam - which may interest the community in this brief interview:
Onshore wind is already a key part of the UK’s decarbonisation success story. Renewables have overtaken fossil fuels as the biggest source of UK power, and a quarter of that electricity comes from onshore wind. It has delivered thousands of..
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