Planning for the development of site-specific resources: The example of geothermal energy

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Abstract

Low temperature geothermal energy requires that precedence for development be given land use characteristics in communities of proposed utilization. A procedure which uses Scottsdale, Arizona as the model involves overlaying maps of user energy density, parcel ownership, parcel size, parcel vacancy, and zoning. An analysis of existing geochemical and geological data and cost/benefit followed and allowed further refinement. Adopting this procedure elsewhere would accelerate direct usage of geothermal energy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)82-87
Number of pages6
JournalProfessional Geographer
Volume38
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1986

Keywords

  • Arizona
  • Energy
  • Geothermal
  • Land use
  • Resources

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Earth-Surface Processes

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