As the energy demand keeps on growing many people have started looking for more and more ways to find different renewable energy sources. Despite growing popularity of geothermal energy over the years many people still don't realize they are standing on top of one of the greatest energy resources on the planet. The Earth's core is full of heat, and heat builds up tremendous pressure in the Earth's core that simply has to be released in some way. These energy releases from Earth's core are known as geothermal energy, usually in form of hot water and hot steam. The hot water and steam from the Earth can be used in a variety of different ways to create energy. Geothermal energy is called renewable energy because the heat in the Earth's core is constant.
Today people have started talking much more on possible ways to save fuel and how to find more energy efficient ways to satisfy our daily energy demand. Geothermal heat and energy are definitely one of the renewable sources with biggest potential because of its natural origin. By using geothermal energy we are basically using the natural energy stored in the earth's core to power our homes and buildings. Geothermal energy also has many positive environmental effects such as it helps reduce global warming but we will talk more about it later.
Geothermal energy overview:
1. Geothermal energy - Quick overview (current)
2. Geothermal energy - How to use (next)
3. Geothermal energy - Advantages and disadvantages
4. Geothermal energy - Technology and power plants