geothermal energy

  

Definition

Super-heated water or steam from earth's interior utilized in running the turbines of a conventional power plant to generate electricity. Such plants are usually small and suitable only for the needs of a local community. Iceland, Italy, New Zealand, Russia, and the US are among the few countries having the right-sized geothermal energy fields.

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  • Geothermal Energy can be the next step in utilizing energy that is naturally produced by our earth, and an end to energy that is not renewable.

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  • After hearing all the facts about climate change, Steve decided to start investing in geothermal energy instead of oil and natural gas.

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  • My new water heater saves a lot of money on energy costs. I had to have a special installation but now my water is heated by geothermal energy.

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