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.