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Old 11-08-2012, 05:09 PM   #1496
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Originally Posted by Raymond42262 View Post
Getting back to volcanoes.....and geothermal.

If you dug a hole deep enough and went 1k or 2k feet below the ground the ground heats up..

I wonder how practical it would be to drill a hole into the ground several thousand feet deep and capture the rising heat to turn a turbine and produce electricity ?
It's very practical, this is the general concept of geothermal energy. Typically, those systems don't have underground reservoirs though, it's just a system of pipes that go down and back up again.
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