Geothermal use could grow over 300 percent in the U.S.

Geothermal PowerAccording to a new report, some 6,442 megawatts worth of new geothermal energy are projected to come into operation in the next few years, more than doubling their current levels.

California currently leads the US with more than 2,605 MW in capacity. The next closest is Nevada at 448 MW. No other state  has more than 50 MW.

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A number of states have geothermal projects under development.

There is, however, an important question to consider. With the continually dropping water table, what is the real future of the capacity of geothermal over the long run?

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