Environment Counts | Massive geothermal potential in Australia
Author: Geoff Zeiss – Published At: 2011-11-22 01:02 – (838 Reads)
A geothermal map of Australia suggests that if Australia were to use 2% of its geothermal potential using todayâ€™s technology, it could generate 395 GW or about half of China’s capacity.
Australia’s power generation capacity is overwhelmingly coal. As a result Australia has the highest per capita GHG emissions in the world. Because geothermal power is not intermittent like solar and wind, geothermal could more simply replace current coal and gas power supply and reduce Australia’s CO2 emissions.