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Geothermal Energy 101: Harnessing The Earth’s Heat

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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Beth Buczynski

Beth is a freelance writer and editor living in the Rocky Mountain West. So far, Beth has lived in or near three major U.S. mountain ranges, and is passionate about protecting the important ecosystems they represent. Follow Beth on Twitter as @ecosphericblog or check out her blog.


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1:48AM PST on Jan 20, 2015

Live long and prosper!

8:14AM PDT on Apr 30, 2012

thanks :)

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5:10PM PST on Jan 29, 2012

Noted. Thanks.

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6:20PM PDT on Jul 9, 2011

Thank you for the article.

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6:04AM PDT on Jun 24, 2011

Thanks for this informtion!

2:34PM PDT on Jun 17, 2011

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

11:40AM PDT on Jun 16, 2011

geothermal systems do work

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