GeoThermal Energy

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How does Geothermal energy work?

Geothermal Energy comes from a Geothermal power plant which will take all the heat out of steam and other hot reservoirs which powers a electricity generator. Most Geothermal power plants are located in the western states were hot reservoirs are common.

where is Geothermal energy located in the U.S?

Geothermal energy is located mostly in four states and their names are California, Nevada, Utah, and Hawaii. also most of the Western States use Geothermal energy.

How much electricity is produced by Geothermal energy?

In 2012 the U.S.A led the world Geothermal energy production with 3,386 Megawatts which is equivalent to three nuclear power plants! Also the largest group of Geothermal power plants are located in The Geysers, a Geothermal field in California.

What are the advantages of Geothermal energy?

There are many advantages to using Geothermal energy here are just a few of them. One is that it is renewable because it can be pumped back into the ground. Another advantage is that is a clean energy source also Geothermal don't produce green house gasses that are harmful to the environment.

What are the disadvantages of using Geothermal energy?

The disadvantages is that is not being used world widely and that it take time, dedication, and money. Also to have the power plant operate Geothermal power plant bosses have to hire a people to work at the power plant many hours a week.

Fun Facts!

Her are a few fun facts I had a little extra time to write! One fun fact is that all of the energy from the Geothermal power plants in the U.S.A is equal to three nuclear power plants! Another fun fact is that Geothermal energy can form geysers and giant holes with steaming hot water in them.