Why would geothermal energy be a good substitute for crude oil?
- Jedi JanLv 71 year ago
I don't think it would actually although Iceland appears to be using it effectively as a source of renewable energy. Wind or tidal energy seems to be more convenient for most and requires no mining activity.
- 1 year ago
because it is renewable, green and cost effective
- vulcan_alexLv 71 year ago
Not for crude oil, but perhaps somewhat coal.
- Old Man DirtLv 71 year ago
I don't know how I could get it into my back up generator in case there is some emergency that knocks out the power grid.
Geothermal has its own risks. I am not sure if the risks out weigh the benefits. Also in many places geothermal is not an alternative. Electricity has a limit on how long a power line can be and still have power at the other end.
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- GraceLv 51 year ago
Where it is available yes.
- it is iLv 51 year ago
It wouldn't- it would be a substitute for coal and natural gas.
- Gryphyn39Lv 61 year ago
No, you can't make rubber from geothermal energy or plastics from geothermal energy.