Geothermal Energy

The Renewable Energy Choice of the Future

What is it?

*Geothermal means heat from the earth.

*Geothermal energy is made by using steam or hot water from underground and pushing it through an electrical generator.

*The energy is also used for space heaters, hot springs baths, and industrial heaters.

*Geothermal energy is good because it is clean, renewable, nontoxic and cost effective.

*A downside of Geothermal energy is that it has to be located near a tectonic plate

boundaries.

*The Geysers power plant in northern California is the world's largest geothermal power plant, It makes enough electricity to light up more than 22,000 homes.

*The oldest known spa fed from a hot spring is believed to be a stone pool found on Lisan Mountain in China, built in the 3rd century BC.