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Robert Trigaux

Save power with Florida's geothermal energy



 A solution to Florida's sky-high electric bills could be right under our feet.

Dig down a couple of yards below the surface, and you'll find Florida's earth stays at a steady 72 degrees, a perfect heater in winter and a cool respite in summer.

Florida lacks the scorching heat and steam that makes geothermal electricity, but its balmy earth can help Florida save power. By some estimates, home­owners can cut their heating and cooling bills by 50 percent or more. The technology has been around for decades but has only recently begun to gain traction.

Find out with our story and special report: How does geothermal energy work?

--Asjylyn Loder, Times Staff Writer

[Last modified: Tuesday, June 1, 2010 11:24am]


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