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Geothermal energy, the forgotten renewable, has finally arrived

Hell’s Kitchen Lithium and Power project in 2023, will be one he first new US geothermal power plants in almost a decade. Image: REUTERS/Fred Prouser

Michael J. Coren
Reporter, Quartz
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Jason Czapla, chief engineer for Controlled Thermal Resources.
California is the perfect place for a geothermal project. Image: Quartz
Subterranean map of estimated geothermal resources in the US.
Just 2% the US's total potential geothermal energy could power the entire US over 2,000 times. Image: MIT
Michael J. Coren
Michael J. Coren
Michael J. Coren
The geothermal plant in the Salton Sea owned by Controlled Thermal Resources.
The geothermal plant in the Salton Sea owned by Controlled Thermal Resources. Image: Controlled Thermal Resources
Geothermal Technologies Office budget, US Department of Energy
The budget for geothermal technologies has been increasing since 2014. Image: Quartz
There is potential for geothermal electricity generation to reach 450 terawatt hours by 2050
US geothermal electricity generation potential scenarios Image: Quartz
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