Monday, January 23, 2017

Global: Geothermal Energy is Not Only Clean and Sustainable, but it is Eco-Friendly

Geothermal energy - An under-exploited energy source (Part 1) (Digital Journal)

In our search for clean, cost-effective sources of renewable energy to mitigate the effects of climate change, one source of that energy has been right under our feet all along — Geothermal energy is not only clean and sustainable, but it is eco-friendly.

In 2016, the International Energy Agency (IEA) reported that renewable energy has become the world's second largest source of electrical production. Today, solar and wind power are right behind Hydro, and solid biofuels as being sources of clean energy.

The report also mentions geothermal energy and its steady, but slow, growth rate of 3.1 percent annually, noting that this source is underutilized.

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