Geothermal Energy 101: Harnessing The Earth’s Heat

Because of the way we’ve built our society, humans require a large amount of energy to power our lives. Unfortunately, the ways we create this energy usually involve the burning of fossil fuels which pollute our air, water, and soil, and endanger millions of different species–including ourselves.

Although it’s about 30 years too late, people are finally waking up to the fact that there are cleaner, more sustainable ways to generate energy.

One of these alternative energy options is geothermal energy. Countries like Iceland, Japan and even the United States have vast stores of clean geothermal energy waiting to be tapped.

If you’ve always wondered what makes this alternative energy source different from coal, gas, and even solar energy, scroll through the infographic below.

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Warren Webber
Warren Webber1 years ago

Live long and prosper!

Angela N.
Angela N.4 years ago

thanks :)

Quanta Kiran
Quanta Kiran4 years ago


Jennifer C.
Past Member 4 years ago

Noted. Thanks.

Sai Krishna
Krish Away5 years ago


criss S.
criss s.5 years ago

Thank you for the article.

Cheryl B.
Cheryl B.5 years ago


Ann F.
Ann F.5 years ago

Thanks for this informtion!

Bonnie M.
Bonnie M.5 years ago

More research, more advances in science and technology for this to be more widely available.

Paula Hurley
.5 years ago

geothermal systems do work