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Saving Our World for Future Generations
Humanity relies on energy. That energy comes in many forms from fossil fuels, to nuclear power, to renewables (hydroelectric, solar, wind, biomass/biofuels, geothermal, etc.). All of these technologies, with the exception of geothermal, have issues that either result in negative environmental impacts or cannot provide baseload power. Fortunately, geothermal energy is a clean, renewable, baseload energy source. Unfortunately, economic and sustainable man-made geothermal energy systems have yet to be developed.
What is Geothermal Energy?
Geothermal Energy is the thermal energy that comes from the Earth’s interior. With a central temperature equivalent to that of the surface of the Sun, the Earth can supply us with enough energy to power our planet for billions of years. A tiny bit of this geothermal energy is presently harvested in natural ‘hot spring’ systems like Yellowstone. Until now, however, attempts at widespread thermal harvesting using manufactured or Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) have been decidedly unsuccessful, as measured by forty years of effort and over one billion dollars of investment.
Geothermal Technologies is developing a series of innovative technologies that will solve the fatal flaws of past and present EGS development efforts and provide for the production of utility-scale, clean, baseload electric power, worldwide.