In Texas, ex-oil and gas workers champion geothermal energy as a replacement for


The pressurized water, which was pumped underground and later released to the surface through the well on the right, at the Starr County demonstration on March 22, 2023.

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Left: Water spins a turbine at the Starr County demonstration site. Right: An operator controls the flow in and out of the well.

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Hveragerði, a city in Iceland, where 85% of the country’s energy is sustainable, either hydroelectric or geothermal.

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Taff explains how Sage Geosystems uses its Starr County well to store energy.

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Building interest in geothermal 

Years before Jamie Beard helped launch Sage Geosystems, she was a student at Appalachian State University teaching others how to use solar ovens.

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The Larderello geothermal power plant, which is the world’s oldest, was built in Tuscany, Italy.

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Jamie Beard speaks at a SXSW panel titled “Geothermal and the Promise of Clean Energy Abundance” on March 9 in Austin.

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