Boiling Hot: How Fracking’s Gusher Of Geothermal Energy Is Wasted In Texas

12:39 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Boiling Hot: How Fracking’s Gusher Of Geothermal Energy Is Wasted In Texas

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Maria Richards, a researcher at Southern Methodist University's Geothermal Laboratory, talks with StateImpact Texas about geothermal power and why it's gotten a cold shoulder in the Lone Star state.
There are thousands of oil and gas wells in Texas that tap into the earth's supply of hot water, some of it a boiling hot 250 F. There are modern, high tech steam engines that could use the water to make electricity. Yet geothermal power has gotten a cold shoulder in the state.