[ExI] Heat of the Earth [WAS Re: Efficiency of wind power]
mrjones2020 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 18 20:09:24 UTC 2011
On Sun, Apr 17, 2011 at 4:33 PM, Richard Loosemore <rpwl at lightlink.com>wrote:
> Will it make any difference if we get efficient at stealing heat from
>> the earth's core? When will we experience Peak geothermal energy? :-)
I've wondered this very same thing. Especially considering Jevons paradox,
population growth, etc.
> Stealing heat through geothermal will make no appreciable impact, even over
> the course of a few million years. Plenty of time to develop the fusion,
> flying cars, space elevators sending down truckloads of high-density energy
> collected in space......
Unintended consequences? Is the geo-loop's depth/usage so minuscule as to
seriously not even warrant consideration?
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