Oregon Institute of Technology, in Klamath Falls, outlined plans Aug. 5 to build a $7.6 million geothermal power plant on campus—and in a few years’ time, the school says it will become the first university in the world to be powered completely by hot water, Oregon Public Broadcasting reports. The school is already entirely heated by hot water. And to hear boosters talk about it, the country’s energy future is coming to the surface—right here. Klamath Falls sits near a fault line in the planet’s crust. Engineers can pull heat and energy right out of the earth. It’s cheap and renewable, says Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden. He was on campus to promote federal support for the project—to the tune of at least $1 million…

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