Fossil Fuels are Extinct: Go Geo
By Izzy and Makenzie
Stop Using Fossil Fuels!
The cost of Geothermal Energy is extremely low compared to fossil fuels. Power for a power plant would be 0.03$ to 0.035$ kWh, but a power plant built today would demand 0.05$ kWh.
Geothermal Energy is used to heat and power our house at an incredibly green way.
It cools naturally below your house in pipes to take your house's temperature down a notch, and return it back to your house. The energy uses a liquid like antifreeze as a carrier or the geothermal heat, which moves in a closed-loop piping system.
The longevity of geothermal machines last more than 25 years according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Geothermal systems in your house reduce your carbon footprint, and very easy to maintain. Homeowners can change and clean the air filters regularly. They should also check the drain as dust and dirt can clog the drain.
- Not Widespread Source of Energy
- High Installation Costs-$2500 per installed kW in the U.S., probably $3000 to $5000/kWe for a small power plant
- Can Run Out Of Steam
- Suited To Particular Region
- May Release Harmful Gases when drilling
- Transportation-hard to transport the energy