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Geothermal Energy Could Power Entire U.S. (Maybe)

October 27th, 2011 | by Charis Michelsen

Google is dipping its toes in renewable energy - according to Science Daily, it provided a grant to SMU Geothermal Laboratory which indicates a pretty hefty amount of geothermal power lurking across the United States. The total amount of available power is claimed to be more than three million megawatts (current coal power plants produce 300,000 megawatts, for the curious). Maps are viewable on Google Earth (where else?) and SMU believes that they are accessible with current technology



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