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Geothermal Power Plants, 3rd Edition by Ronald DiPippo

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Preface and Acknowledgements to the Third Edition

This edition represents a major revision and extension of the original edition published in 2005. In the roughly six years since the First Edition appeared, the inexorable movement toward cleaner and more sustainable energy resources has continued. Despite growing evidence of global changes to our environment that will have huge consequences for future generations, the world has not moved as rapidly toward less polluting and more sustainable sources of primary energy as might be expected in the face of the coming crisis.

Nevertheless geothermal energy can become a significant source of renewable, sustainable, and clean energy to the world, both for direct heat and electric power generation. In ...

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