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11-21-2012, 07:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Evilo View Post
I've been using geothermal energy for years for my house.
I've been using very few electricity because of it, and I have a huge house. The heat in winter is very nice (comes from the ground).

I don't see how people with a little field/garden don't do that. It saves an awful lot of money and the heating in winter is great.
Once I'm sure I've settled in an area, I'm planning on buying a house and using that technology. It's another possibility that's being looked at for wider scale energy generation. Deep geothermal energy capture. It'll never run out and is about as predictable as you can get. Iceland have been using it for years. One of the most respected Universities here are looking into possible places to site it to help us meet our target to supply 100% of electricity demand with renewable energy in Scotland by 2020.

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