"Lec 57 - A Pathway for Widespread Geothermal Energy" February 11, 2009 lecture by Jefferson Tester for the Woods Energy Seminar (ENERGY301). In his talk "A Pathway for Widespread Utilization of Geothermal Energy--the Roles of Multi-scale Resource and Technology Research and Systems Analysis," Tester talks about the benefits and challenges of harnessing geothermal energy, and he asserts that it is a large resource that complements solar and wind energy and is both carbon free and scalable. The Woods Energy Seminar is an interdisciplinary series of talks primarily by Stanford experts on a broad range of energy topics. Jefferson Tester is the David Croll Chair for Sustainable Energy Systems and Associate Director for the Cornell Center for a Sustainable Future in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Cornell University. Woods Institute for the Environment http://woods.stanford.edu/ Stanford Channel on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/stanford
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Tags: science biology environmental studies geothermal energy thermodynamic research hydrothermal vent combustion earth natural heat drilling gas hydrogen nuclear power waste Iceland electric technology capital intensive utility conversion
Duration: 58m 17s
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