This is a response to a similar question that I have answered, and touched up to tailor to your question.
The potential for offshore geothermal expansion is still relatively low because we are still exploring the very high potential of onshore geothermal expansion. Geothermal energy has very low impact on environment, and the potential for expansion in certain geological areas of the world is only a couple miles deep. There is very little impact associated with harnessing the earth’s heat for energy. There is no coal, or nuclear waste to transport, and thus no potential of spillage, no ash wastes, and no carbon dioxide, particulate, or combustion byproducts. Offshore sites would have to deal with stability issues, energy storage issues, etc…
Offshore geothermal expansion is still a very new idea, and one that will most likely be explored in the future, however we still need to perfect and implement many onshore alternatives, which at the moment are still very expensive to implement.
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