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Report shows Utah in pursuit of geothermal power

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  • RanchHand Huntsville, UT
    March 30, 2011 11:45 a.m.

    Geothermal rocks!

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    March 30, 2011 11:57 a.m.

    Let us use yellowstone for geothermal.

  • DeltaFoxtrot West Valley, UT
    March 30, 2011 1:01 p.m.

    Geothermal, solar, wind and hydro are the wave of the future. Nuclear is a 20th century solution to the problem. Time to move on.

  • Murray Dad Murray, UT
    March 30, 2011 1:13 p.m.

    In addition to electricity generation, on - site heating and cooling via heat exchangers lessens the demand for fossil fuels.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    March 30, 2011 2:12 p.m.

    Oh ho ho!

    Someone in Energy 'solutions' is going to blow a gasket.

    Hopefully, it's not Fukushima.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    March 30, 2011 2:12 p.m.

    Oh ho ho!

    Someone in Energy 'solutions' is going to blow a gasket.

    Hopefully, it's not Fukushima.

  • JoeCapitalist2 Orem, UT
    March 30, 2011 3:01 p.m.

    So how does geothermal energy production compare with other types of electrical generation? How much does it cost per megawatt to build a power plant, maintain it, and deliver the electricity to the grid? Is it more or less cost effective than other forms of "green energy"?

    It seems that these power plants would be very similar to hydroelectric dams. If you need more power, just pump more water into the ground to get more steam. Good for both a base load power source as well as for instant demand generation.

    Why does this industry need government stimulus money?

    Unfortunately, the article doesn't address any of these kinds of questions.

  • byronbca Salt Lake City, UT
    March 30, 2011 5:26 p.m.

    Unlike wind, hydro, and solar, geothermal doesn't rely on the weather to produce power so it's much more reliable. I really believe that geothermal has the most potential.

  • Corn Dog New York, NY
    March 30, 2011 7:16 p.m.

    This is renewable energy's last chance. All of the others - wind, solar, biofuels, despite much fanfare and huge subsidies have turned out to be duds. If this doesn't work, then it's back to cheap, reliable fossil fuels.

  • attentive Salt Lake City, UT
    March 30, 2011 9:44 p.m.

    Interesting to note that the power being generated at the plant in Milford is being delivered to California. Just like water being sent to Las Vegas. Great.