Geothermal meetings set in energy-hungry West

Geothermal meetings set in energy-hungry West

Postby cacofonix » Fri Jun 20, 2008 7:23 pm

BOISE, Idaho -- Geothermal energy prospectors' plans to develop vast swaths of federal land in the West are due for a boost, part of Congress' effort to help feed the region's rapacious appetite for energy.

The Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service plan 13 meetings next month in 11 Western states and Alaska to gather public comment on a newly released environmental impact statement that, when completed, will open millions of acres to companies aiming to tap naturally superheated subterranean steam and water to power turbines or warm buildings.

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Re: Geothermal meetings set in energy-hungry West

Postby just watching » Thu Sep 11, 2008 10:19 pm

And every oil company will fund ltigation to block every step. There will be more lawsuits swarming arround this than bees arround a hive.
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Re: Geothermal meetings set in energy-hungry West

Postby jomobe » Mon Mar 02, 2009 1:48 am

just watching wrote:And every oil company will fund ltigation to block every step. There will be more lawsuits swarming arround this than bees arround a hive.


I'm afraid you're right, or at least very close to the mark here. At least big oil has the infrastructure in place for biofuels and stand to make something when that technology takes off. Geothermal is one technology that leaves big oil out in the cold.
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