Difference between revisions of "Geothermal energy"

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'''Geothermal energy''' is heat from within the earth. We can use the steam and hot water produced inside the earth to heat buildings or generate electricity. Geothermal energy is a renewable energy source because the water is replenished by rainfall and the heat is continuously produced inside the earth.  
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'''Geothermal energy''' is [[heat]] from within the [[earth]]. We can use the [[steam]] and hot water produced inside the earth to heat buildings or generate [[electricity]]. Geothermal energy is a [[renewable energy]] source because the water is replenished by [[rainfall]] and the heat is continuously produced inside the earth.  
  
 
==Links==
 
==Links==
 
*[http://www.eia.doe.gov/kids/energyfacts/sources/renewable/geothermal.html Geothermal Energy] - Energy Kid's Page, US [[Department of Energy]]
 
*[http://www.eia.doe.gov/kids/energyfacts/sources/renewable/geothermal.html Geothermal Energy] - Energy Kid's Page, US [[Department of Energy]]
 
*[http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2008/12/09/rift-valley-geothermal.html Africa's Rift Valley: Geothermal Gold Mine]
 
*[http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2008/12/09/rift-valley-geothermal.html Africa's Rift Valley: Geothermal Gold Mine]

Revision as of 09:20, 10 December 2008

Geothermal energy is heat from within the earth. We can use the steam and hot water produced inside the earth to heat buildings or generate electricity. Geothermal energy is a renewable energy source because the water is replenished by rainfall and the heat is continuously produced inside the earth.

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