The United States has so many viable spots for producing geothermal energy — i.e. tapping into the heat of the Earth’s core to generate power — that the country's geothermal potential is equivalent to "10 times the amount of coal capacity in place today," according to Climate Progress.

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Southern Methodist University developed this geothermal map in partnership with Google. The western half of the country has the greatest potential for geothermal development, but there are hot spots elsewhere — check out that orange spot in the Northeast. That's in coal country and provides a way to keep jobs while shutting down dirty coal mines and power plants.

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