Future Fracking
Geothermal Fracking Promises Plenty of Energy, Controversy
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  • ShadrachSmith


    I never imagined that geothermal could produce marketable energy. Are there links to show where accessible hot rocks can be found? I have driven by a couple and they were essentially alone in a wasteland. Now, with cheap local power, they could become manufacturing centers.

  • Andrew Allison

    The risk of creating earthquakes may be higher for EGS inasmuch as geothermal activity is typically associated with weakness in the Earth’s crust. We should proceed, but with caution.

  • Fat_Man

    1. Environmentalists will find some reason to oppose this development. What really upsets them is that it involves making holes in their earth goddess.

    2. I don’t think there is much suitable geology for this in the eastern 2/3rds of the US. Any place out west where there are hot springs is probably a good location.

  • Jacksonian_Libertarian

    “The Malthusians and Chicken Littles of the world would have you believe that humanity stands on the precipice of annihilation, as it exhausts the reserves of energy needed to sustain it, but they overlook our remarkable ability to innovate.”

    I agree, the Environmentalists protests against every economical form of energy, whether it be oil, gas, coal, geothermal, nuclear. Is evidence that their real goal isn’t protecting the environment, but rather the suppression of mankind’s growth, technological advancement, and success. Their perpetration of the Greatest Scientific Hoax in history with the so called “Global Warming”, who’s name they had to change to “Climate Change” because of the lack of “Global Warming”, is deserving of prison time for fraud. Their self loathing is psychotic and despicable, and they should be legally forced into psychiatric treatment for their disease.

  • louis_wheeler

    The article does not mention the magnitude of those “not so small” quakes in Switzerland. Any quake 4 and below on the Richter scale is harmless. Any geothermally active region is probably experiencing those now. Removing heat from underground could stabilize an active region.

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