Alternative Energy Project
Development of Geothermal Energy
Though people say geothermal energy occurred over 10,000 years ago Geothermal Energy was found in 1904 by Prince Piero Ginori Conti. Prince Piero said hot springs in Italy is what made geothermal energy. Geothermal energy is heat from the earth that is clean and sustainable. Even though geothermal energy range is in shallow ground to hot rock fault electricity is still needed to make th power plants pump work. Geothermal energy is mainly environmentally friendly there are some small environment problems.
Concerns for the Enviroment
Geothermal power plants can have impacts on both water quality and consumption. Hot water that is pumped from underground reservoirs often contain high levels of sulfur, salt, and other minerals. Geothermal energy can be extracted without burning fossil fuels like coal, gas. and oil. Geothermal power plants release hydrogen sulfide which is a gas that smells horrible and has low concentration, The hydrogen sulfide is released when heat is being extracted from the ground.