kate asked in EnvironmentGreen Living · 1 year ago

Why would geothermal energy be a good substitute for crude oil?

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  • 1 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.

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  • 1 year ago

    because it is renewable, green and cost effective

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  • 1 year ago

    Not for crude oil, but perhaps somewhat coal.

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  • 1 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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  • Grace
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    1 year ago

    Where it is available yes.

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  • 1 year ago

    It wouldn't- it would be a substitute for coal and natural gas.

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  • 1 year ago

    No, you can't make rubber from geothermal energy or plastics from geothermal energy.

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