This is great news!As sources of energy go, it just doesn't get
much better than geothermic. Not only is it virtually inexhaustible, it
produces zero CO2 emissions and doesn't rely on the vagaries of either wind
or sunshine, on a 24 X 7 basis.But, it is capital intensive (costs a
lot upfront). But, also, as mentioned in the article, the location of this
particular site is ideally suited in large part because so much of the intensive
capital investment, in the form of the distribution network, happens to have
already been made.I just hope there isn't some vitally
important and ecologically endangered rodent or snail somewhere in the vicinity.
That could stall something like this indefinitely.
And how much of this is located on School Trust Lands? Is this something that
could be used to fund our poorly funded education system in Utah?
Sam says: "I just hope there isn't some vitally important and
ecologically endangered rodent or snail somewhere in the vicinity. That could
stall something like this indefinitely."We might add to that,
". . . or a Republican Congresscritter who is so intent upon increasing
profits for his friends in the coal and oil industries that he refuses to allow
any Federal investment using a Tea-Party inspired opposition to Federal spending
as an excuse."
@one old manI not so sure adding a long winded rambiing sentence
that make no sense is helpful.and I am pretty sure that Democrats
critters have just as many friends in the coal and oil industries. And the Tea party is NOT against cheaper energy alternatives,
if anything, they would less government regulation and red tape, so private
companies could develop the alternative as quickly and easily and cost
efficiently as possible, so we may all enjoy cheaper energy.Especially since the Obama and the democrats are advocating policies that are
causing the "skyrocketing" (Obama words) energy costs and subsequently
the costs of everything.It would much better for government to help
make this possible , than for Obama to continue to give his cronies and their
failing companies, like solyndra, billions of dollars.