What are three disadvantages of geothermal energy?
- Location Restricted. The largest single disadvantage of geothermal energy is that it is location specific.
- Environmental Side Effects.
- High Costs.
How is a well plugged and abandoned? If CalGEM determines a well has been idle-deserted, then CalGEM may order the plugging and abandonment of the well. If an operator fails to rebut such presumptions and fails to commence the ordered work, then CalGEM may undertake the plugging and abandonment of the well.
Can oil wells be converted to geothermal? There are several ways to produce geothermal energy from oil and gas wells; one involves converting a well from producing oil and gas to producing geothermal. Another way is to coproduce several sources of energy from a well: oil and heat.
What are the pros and cons of geothermal energy?
|Pros of geothermal energy||Cons of geothermal energy|
|Reliable source of power||Location dependent|
|Small land footprint||High initial costs|
|Usable for large and small-scale installations||Can lead to surface instability|
|The geothermal energy industry is expanding|
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