Nevada to experience a massive geothermal industry boom over the next three decades
Geothermal energy is heat extracted from the earth that can be harnessed for use in myriad ways, from large-scale electricity generation to home heating and cooling and even agricultural and industrial uses. It is unique from other forms of renewable energy such as solar and wind in that it can provide power 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. And for states like Nevada with an abundance of this natural resource beneath their feet, the geothermal industry is on the brink of a massive boom.
The development of Nevada’s geothermal powerhouse will also help it to offset over 23.3 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually while reaching its renewable energy target by 2013.