Next generation geothermal power sounds like fracking, maybe isn’t

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A test geothermal project in Bend OR was done with constant monitoring of seismic activity and with getting the community involved and keeping them informed. Seismic activity was virtually undetectable. Geothermal power is about the only source of renewable energy that produces uninterrupted power 24/7. The US has huge untapped geothermal resources. I’m still not convinced it’s safe and won’t sometimes cause earthquakes. Switzerland stopped a geothermal project for precisely that reason.

This technology drills wells deep into the ground, injects them with cold water to fracture the hot rocks, and creates a geothermal source of power where none was naturally occurring.

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