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  1. #1 Could we use Earth's mantel for electricity. 
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    Could we put an electric generator that works on heat into Earth's mantel?


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    mantle...


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    Yes. It's called geothermal electricity.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geothermal_electricity
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    Strictly speaking we are not tapping the mantle, but the crust. Now you could argue that the heat was coming to the crust from the mantle. In which case I would ask why you do not say we are tapping the heat of the accretion disc.
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