Geothermal Energy: Enhancing Our Future

“CPG benefits include sequestering CO2; making geothermal energy accessible in geographic regions where it has not been economically feasible to use this natural heat source for generating power; and storing energy from solar or wind farms. CPG could produce ten times more geothermal energy than traditional geothermal approaches currently yield, offering an important new source of renewable energy while simultaneously contributing to the reduction of CO2 entering the atmosphere due to fossil fuel burning.”

Via Treehugger

First I’ve heard of this coupling with CCS. But I did see some tantalizing inklings of deep geothermal at AGU 2012. This is very encouraging, but I presume it isn’t a Breakthrough Institute “breakthrough” in the sense that it will be cheap enough to compete with digging filthy s*** up and torching it.

I would like to know if running such a plant and having a meaningful CO2 sink can be done at the same time and place. They seem to gloss that over.


  1. While it sounds interesting--do you know who made the video and who has actually done the CPG research? There are a lot of ideas out there that sound good, and a few of them actually are.

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