From news headlines to Thanksgiving table conversation, we are immersed currently in a drumbeat of urgent news about the climate crisis. We hear reports of "points of no return," the need for solutions within a decade, and a lack of political will to address issues.
As we launch this blog and the concepts behind it, COP25 is underway - and with it a fresh set of dire predictions. "The world is on fire" screamed a recent headline. Indeed it literally is. From the inside out. And with that immense source of primordial heat comes the solution to energy - a solution that could supply CO2 free, baseload clean energy - anywhere in the world - within a decade.
This blog will shine the spotlight on the innovators, entrepreneurs, researchers and thought leaders who will usher in the future of geothermal energy. And exciting concepts abound, from drilling deep 'radiators' into hot bedrock, called 'closed loop systems,' to new paradigms in high temperature electronics. Interested in how you can help pioneer this future of baseload clean energy? We seek to engage with engineers and scientists from any discipline with materials or technologies suited for extreme temperature and pressure. The sky is the limit, and out of the box thinking is encouraged. We need all ideas on the table.
Investors - keep an eye out for emerging geothermal startups. And politcos, heads up, because this is perhaps the most elegant and naturally bi-partisan energy solution out there. Let's get all hands on deck. Left and right. Wildcatters and rocket scientists. Oil & gas folks and environmentalists. The faster we convene and engage around this concept and problem set, the sooner we unlock the future of clean energy.