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In this episode, geothermal expert Joe Batir takes us on a journey to understand geothermal energy and why it is a reliable and dispatchable baseload renewable energy.

We dive into:
  • What is geothermal energy, and how is it generated? 
  • Is geothermal new? 
  • Why is it getting resurgence?
  • How do geothermal power plants work?
  • What are the main challenges in harnessing geothermal energy?
  • How cost-effective is geothermal energy compared to other renewable energy sources?
  • What is the current global capacity for geothermal energy production, and which countries lead in this technology?
  • Can geothermal energy be used for both electricity generation and direct heating applications?
  • What is the future outlook for geothermal energy? How can it contribute to global energy demands?
  • Are there any synergies between the oil and gas industry and the geothermal sector, such as technology or infrastructure?
  • How can existing oil and gas wells be repurposed for geothermal energy production?

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