Investigating the Geothermal Potential of Baltimore

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From the Abell Foundation:

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Sustainable, clean and affordable sources of energy, such as wind and solar, are helping to power buildings across Baltimore and the U.S. But is there a clean, sustainable energy source that can power our whole city? One possibility is energy from the Earth’s interior.
Our latest report, by Johns Hopkins University scientists Dr. Saman Karimi and Dr. Bruce Marsh, describes the science and engineering behind geothermal energy production and explains how the geology of Maryland, and in particular Baltimore, affects the potential for geothermal energy production in our region.
While blessed with abundant natural resources, Baltimore isn’t sitting on the kind of major hot springs that would make district-scale geothermal energy production readily accessible or easily affordable. But promising technological innovations and the current – and rising – costs of energy make geothermal an option worth exploring.

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