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Old 10-31-2012, 07:06 PM   #1485
Raymond42262
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Geothermal is great if you have the right conditions for it.
I like the idea of being energy independent and the environmental benefits are great too.
We have a big nation and no one idea will solve all of our needs. But geothermal is one of many solutions we can use if it is available.
I think Iceland gets most of its energy from it.
It's great if you can do it.

From wiki............

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About 81 percent of total primary energy supply in Iceland is derived from domestically produced renewable energy sources. In 2007, geothermal energy provided about 66 percent of primary energy, the share of hydropower was 15 percent, and fossil fuels (mainly oil) 19 percent.[1] The main use of geothermal energy is for space heating with the heat being distributed to buildings through extensive district-heating systems.[1] About 85% of all houses in Iceland are heated with geothermal energy.[2]

Renewable energy provides 100 percent of electricity production, with about 70 percent coming from hydropower and 30 percent from geothermal power.[1] Most of the hydropower plants are owned by Landsvirkjun (the National Power Company) which is the main supplier of electricity in Iceland.[2]
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