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Geothermal Energy in Idaho Part 2

Nathan Gregson is joined by Lisa Kuscu, the president and founder of Black Rock Geoscience based in Pocatello, Idaho, to discuss developments of Geothermal power in Idaho. They discuss why geothermal energy is a good alternative to wind or solar power, the potential of geothermal energy in Idaho, enhanced geothermal systems, how Idaho is responding to the geothermal movement, and barriers for geothermal in Idaho. Sourcing electricity from Geothermal power plants can not only provide 24/7 base power that doesn't need batteries like wind and solar, but it also has a very small footprint. To mitigate Idaho’s air contamination the use of geothermal energy is important to keeping Idaho’s pollution minimal. For more information on Lisa Kuscu and Blackrock Geoscience visit For more information on Sustainable Idaho go to

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Nathan Gregson is one of 2 Sustainable Idaho hosts for 2023-2024. He is a current student at ISU in the college of Business with a minor in music and is the drummer for the ISU Jazz band. In his down time Nathan loves to spend time outside doing activities such as hiking and camping. In doing this radio show Nathan is able to express his love for nature and help the community take better care of it. His life goal is to run his own private Drum and Piano lessons in Denver, Colorado.