Why is geothermal energy better than wind energy?



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    According to Howard Gruenspecht, the Deputy Administrator of the Energy Information Administration, the levelized cost of kilowatt per hour, in 2003, for wind and geothermal was 4.8 and 4.4 cents respectively.  This cost analysis is based on optimal locations for extracting geothermal power.  It must be noted that, extracting geothermal energy by drilling deep into the earth’s crust, is currently unrealistic on a large scale but future technological improvements could make such techniques a desirable source of energy. Deep drilling and extraction of crustal heat, would make construction of geothermal plants possible in non volcanically active areas.  If geothermal plants could be built virtually anywhere, widespread energy production would be possible without having to rely on intermittent external factors such as wind.

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