SuperGreenMe

Search Advanced
Category: Energy     Views: 1,515

To Link to This Page CLICK HERE!

Geothermal Power

Geothermal Power

Geothermal power is a result of using the heat trapped beneath the Earth's crust as a source of energy. It is nearly a sustainable process, because the amount of heat used is very small in comparison to the amount of heat that is trapped in the Earth.

Still, only 1% of our energy comes from geothermal power. No fuel must be purchased to create geothermal heat, which is another advantage. Also, geothermal power does not create harmful emissions the way burning coal does. At this point geothermal heat is not extremely efficient however, and much of the heat energy is lost during the conversion process.

Submitted by SuperGreenMe on Sep 21, 2008