Safer than nuclear, and more relaxing
As anyone who has been to Japan knows, there are strict rules about bathing in onsen, or hot springs blah blah boooooring
Netherlander wrote:The fucking picture is misleading. I thought this was going to be like the J-Babe appreciation thread or something.
dimwit wrote:Geothermal is already producing a substantial percent of Kyushu's electric power. I am not sure about about other areas. I think there is the potential to produce alot more, but I am sceptical of the 50% they talk about, largely because of political considerations.
For example, the area around Lake Toba in Hokkaido is a place with exellent geothermal potential. The problem is not so much the cost of drilling, but the no one in the area wants to see the place ruined by electrical utility poles running amok, as it would destroy the toruism industry which is the backbone of the economy there.