Friday, October 13, 2017

Geothermal Energy

• Geothermal energy is the process of using the heat from the Earth to produce steam and generate electricity in the process

• Geothermal resources range from shallow ground to hot water and rock several miles below the Earth's surface, and even further down to the extremely hot molten rock called magma. Wells over a mile deep can be drilled into underground reservoirs to tap steam and very hot water that can be brought to the surface for use in a variety of applications.

• At present, geothermal energy is only used in areas where it is easy to have access to the steam such as involcanic active places

• As of 2008, geothermal power supplies less than 1% of the world's energy

• However, new developments in drilling technologies will soon enable drilling deeper into the ground and access to such resources in almost any places around the world

• Geothermal has the potential to provide unlimited clean energy for generations to come

Source of Information : Climate Change: A Silent Threat by Sylvain Richer de Forges
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