Geothermal Energy Gaining Steam

[The Mercury News] A thick, gray sky spits snow, but Lou Capuano’s focus is on another, much warmer type of moisture: steam. Here in The Geysers, the world’s foremost geothermal energy zone, steam is a precious resource – and never more so than right now. The high cost of oil and the state’s growing appetite for renewable energy have brought Capuano to this remote part of Northern California 150 miles from San Jose. Part-owner of the recently reopened Bottle Rock Power Plant, which is one of nearly two dozen facilities turning steam into electricity in Lake and Sonoma counties, Capuano is drilling into Cobb Mountain to find more steam for his plant.

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