Geothermal Energy: Past, Present, and Future

Goffman, Ethan
May 2014
E THIS WEEK;5/4/2014, p3
The article discusses the benefits and challenges of exploiting geothermal energy. Alejandro Melandri of the Inter-American Development Bank, said that geothermal energy has the capacity factor above 90% which means that less energy is wasted and it is the only renewable energy that has been cost-effective with other forms of energy. However, it indicates that there are shortcoming to geothermal such as its availability. It cites the expansion of Iceland's Blue Lagoon Geothermal Power Plant.


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