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Is there a potential for geothermal to replace fossil fuels in the Western U.S.?

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California (source: flickr/ jeffgunn, creative commons)
Francisco Rojas 26 Jun 2014

The cost effectiveness of geothermal is still touted in many ways and from varied sources yet its implementation is seemingly slow, considering the rise of other alternatives and natural gas as energy sources for american west coast.

An interesting article published in Utility Dive discusses if there a potential for geothermal to replace fossil fuels in the Western U.S. and talks to several different utilities. While critical on some numbers presented by GEA in a recent cost analysis, geothermal is still seen as a competitive and valid option to replace fossil fuels in California, simply as gas would otherwise be too predominant in the energy mix.

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Source: Utility Dive Website