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Transcript of Geothermal Energy
Adams, Rose, and Robin. "Geothermal Pollution." Green Energy Efficient Homes. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Apr. 2017.
"Geothermal Energy Pros and Cons." Comfort Pro Heating & Air Conditioning. N.p., 07 Dec. 2016. Web. 27 Apr. 2017.
"Disadvantages Of Geothermal Energy." Conserve Energy Future. N.p., 24 Dec. 2016. Web. 27 Apr. 2017.
(1) Could it? Yes it could because my family uses geothermal energy instead of coal. (2) Should it? Yes because it is cleaner.
What is Geothermal Energy and how does it work?
Geothermal energy is relating to or is produced by the internal heat of the earth. It works by tapping into steam or hot water reservoirs.
Cons of Geothermal Energy
They need heat pumps
Not many installers
Can damage roots, etc.
Discharge into the earth (sulfur acid, etc.)
Can run out of steam
Pros of Geothermal Energy
Doesn't cause pollution
Minimal maintenance issues
costs about $20,000-$25,000 to install
$0.05 per kWh
Geothermal power plants in the Philippines and Iceland contribute around 30% of their electricity production. In the USA it is less than 1%.