KENNEWICK, Washington. — There are nearly 400 homes in the community of SouthCliffe in Kennewick Washington at present. These homes were constructed to be as green as can be, with solar panels, tree-shaped turbines, and geothermal wells drilled into the yards to supply heat.
After 6 months of use by the residents, things are really heating up. So much so that a team from the EPA was called in to investigate. It seems that despite all the good intentions, the geothermal wells are actually heating the whole neighborhood and surrounding countryside, not jsut the interior of homes.
We arrived and suspected it would be another stupid fracking complaint, you know, “oooh, the evil corporation just took oil out of the bedrock and my water tastes like a DOW slurpee! Please save me!” But this time, we didn’t get within 5 miles and we had to turn the AC on, these people are causing a real problem. – Jimmy Fanjo, EPA
The problem is that heat inside the Earth should stay there. It isn’t a natural process to move that heat out of the crust and into the atmosphere. It’s artificial and it is wrong. If we drilled geothermal wells in every one of the 46,000 backyards in Detroit, and turned them to heat creation, we could raise the global temperature by 3.28° simply by valve leakoff.
If we took direct thermal collusion and pipe stranding into account, it could be as high as 5.9° by 2020. It would devastate the arctic and completely change the way we surf! – Tad Gloeben, Venice Beach Energy
Another study, another drama queen, and another catastrophe! When will people learn that there is no such thing as “Green”, just “greenish”. Anything we do has its problems, so what s a little more heat in the air anyways? I thought people liked the beach? – Jim Kowalski, Geo-Drill Southern Washington