By XiaoZhi Lim
Discover

In the war against climate change, carbon dioxide is the enemy. But when used to boost geothermal energy, it can be an ally.

Scientists have known for years that carbon dioxide can be captured from power plants and stored underground to reduce emissions, but the practice is cost-prohibitive without federal incentives. Researchers have now found a way to use carbon dioxide to enhance and expand geothermal energy, which can offset the costs of capturing and storing the gas.

 

Continue reading at Discover. Originally published on May 28, 2015.

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