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Hard Earth Talk: Steam Engine

April 20, 2017 - 7:30pm to 8:20pm
Roble Theater in Roble Hall

Making Geothermal Work Economically

Tim Latimer, MBA Candidate, MS Candidate in Environment and Resources

Unlike wind and solar projects, which produce electricity only at certain times, geothermal wells can produce power all the time. Today, geothermal is a negligible energy source, representing a tiny fraction of 1% of U.S. electricity generation. A big problem is cost: Geothermal is too expensive. Tim Latimer’s startup, Fervo Energy, aims to apply innovations from another subterranean energy source -- oil and gas -- to slash the cost of geothermal energy. Inside the uphill slog to make clean energy from underground work.

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