Geothermal Energy

by Hercules Harris and Tyler Bailey

Description

Geothermal energy is thermal energy generated and stored in the earth Geothermal thermal energy is the energy that determans the temperature of matter (comes from the heat within earth)

Facts about Geothermal Energy

As of 2010 24 countries around the world use geothermal power to generate electricity while around 70 use it for various forms of heating

Reasons why People Should use Geothermal energy

  • Geothermal Power is Reliable Power
  • Creates Jobs and Spurs Economic Growth
  • Promotes National Security
  • is Environmentally Friendly
  • is Increasing U.S. Exports Abroad
  • Supports Local Economic Development
  • is a Versatile Energy Resource
  • Makes Good Economic Sense
  • Uses Humanly Approachable Technology
  • Energy is Widely Available

Environmental Impact

If it leaks out into the ocean and not get stored into the right spot it can leak out and kill some of our fish in the sea

How is Geothermal Energy Renewable

Because its source is the almost unlimited amount of heat generated by the Earth's core. Even in geothermal areas dependent on a reservoir of hot water, the volume taken out can be re injected, making it a sustainable energy source.

Brief History about Geothermal Energy

Archaeological evidence shows that the first human use of geothermal resources in North America occurred more than 10,000 years ago with the settlement of Paleo-Indians at hot spring