Get Your Hot Rocks Off: SMU Prof Has Found a Way to Get Texas Off the Grid
Like the oil and gas beneath Texas, there's a huge quantity of naturally occurring "hot rocks" underground that could be tapped for geothermal energy to produce electricity, according to new research by SMU scientists. South and East Texas have an abundant supply, say the researchers.The preview can be read in its entirety here. And you can listen to excerpts from Sleater-Kinney's The Hot Rock here.
"There is more than enough heat below our feet to take all the state's industrial consumption off the existing transmission grid," says Maria Richards, program coordinator for the SMU Geothermal Laboratory.