Did you know? The heat in the upper six miles of the earth’s crust contains 50,000 times much as energy as found in all the world’s oil and gas reserves combined. Despite this abundance, only 10,500 megawatts of geothermal generating capacity have been harnessed worldwide. For more information view the text and data in Chapter 5 of Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization.
EPI's Director of Research Janet Larsen was interviewed for NPR's blog The Salt on the world's first in vitro burger. Environmentalists are skeptical that in vitro beef will alleviate the strains on resources given that much of the growing demand for meat in developing countries is for pork. Larsen says that as for Americans, we are already learning that meat doesn't need to be on the table for breakfast, lunch and dinner: "It's far simpler to accelerate the reduction we're already seeing in meat consumption [than wait for lab-grown beef]."