Quiz: Frontiers of Geothermal
New studies suggest that geothermal resources in midcontinental areas such as Texas could be enough to support various industries. See what you know about this potential energy source.
Wind and solar power have garnered the most attention in the renewable world, but geothermal power has a lot going for it. Geothermal power plants don't cover as much space as solar farms, and they can operate day and night, providing an important backstop to intermittent sources. Geothermal heat can also be useful for industrial sites, such as factories, food processing plants, and greenhouses. A recent report, Future of Geothermal Energy in Texas, presents the case for why the Lone Star State should invest in geothermal. Test your knowledge of geothermal energy.