Even though Geothermal energy is a proven source of cheap, low-carbon, environmentally-friendly energy, there are certain factors which prevent it from keeping pace with wind and solar
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Here’s the other side of the geothermal energy issue. Euan Mearns, a former geothermal consultant, says there are several important drawbacks to geothermal energy that will limit its use as a widespread renewable energy source. Among the limiting factors are: A limited supply of high-temperature areas for geothermal drilling; geothermal energy can’t be transported easily; and geothermal wells don’t produce the same amount of energy as does oil wells. Mearns says geothermal is a viable energy source in only certain parts of the world, including Hawaii, Japan, East Africa, California, and Indonesia. Aloha, Russ.