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Geothermal Energy Links

Suggested Geothermal Energy links from the October 27, 2014 lecture on Geothermal Energy by GSM member
Joel Renner, M.Sc., retired from Idaho National Lab

 

Geothermal web sites

 

http://geo-energy.org     Information on U. S. geothermal activity.

 

http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2008/3082/       Fact sheet for ongoing U. S. Geological Survey (USGS) assessment of U. S. geothermal resources.

 

http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2008/1296/pdf/of2008-1296.pdf  USGS open-file report on the methodology used to estimate resources for above study.

 

http://www1.eere.energy.gov/geothermal/  The web site of the Department of Energy Geothermal Technologies Program.   A report evaluating the MIT report on enhanced geothermal systems is on this site as well as general information concerning DOE’s geothermal program.

 

http://geothermal.inl.gov/publications/future_of_geothermal_energy.pdf  The MIT report on enhanced geothermal systems, “Future of Geothermal Energy,” is on this web site as well as maps of geothermal potential in the Western U. S.

 

http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/usgspubs/cir/cir1249  USGS popular report on geothermal energy.

 

http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/usgspubs/cir/cir790  USGS 1978 assessment of U. S. geothermal resources hotter than about 100°C

 

http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/usgspubs/cir/cir892  USGS assessment of low-temperature geothermal resources.

http://www.geothermal-energy.org/304,iga_geothermal_conference_database.html   Papers by Bertani on world geothermal power, Lund et al. on worldwide direct use and Lund et al. on US geothermal activity.  Search under 2010, World Geothermal Congress and the authors name.

 

http://geothermal.marin.org  Geothermal Education Office site contains educational materials.  This site may have been or might soon be closed.

 

http://www.geothermal.org  Geothermal Resources Council is the leading geothermal association in the U.S.

 

http://geothermal-energy.org  International Geothermal Association web site includes worldwide geothermal information. 

 

http://geoheat.oit.edu/  Geo-Heat Center.  A source of information on direct use of geothermal energy and geothermal heat pumps.

 

http://www.unr.edu/geothermal/   Great Basin Center for Geothermal Energy.  Geothermal data including an extensive list of links to geothermal information.

 

http://www.smu.edu/geothermal/  Southern Methodist University Geothermal laboratory site includes heat flow and temperature data as well as information on geothermal energy co-produced with oil and gas.

 

http://www.geoexchange.org/  Information concerning geothermal heat pumps.

 

http://www1.eere.energy.gov/education/lessonplans/default.aspx  Teacher aids.