Geothermal Energy (Energy Today) by Alan Wachtel

By Alan Wachtel

Geothermal energy--energy from Earth's molten core--has been used for millions of years for heating and bathing. this day, it really is one of many least environmentally disruptive assets of energy wherein electrical energy is generated. In Geothermal strength, readers will detect how this fresh, secure power is at the moment used and the way scientists view its destiny improvement.

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She was also a member of the group of experts who wrote MIT’s 2006 report on geothermal energy. AltaRock, her current company, specializes in EGS and works on developing new technologies that will help make EGS less expensive. August 2008, 13 states—Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming—had new geothermal energy projects in the works. These projects have the potential to generate 4,000 megawatts of electricity. The use of geothermal energy will also likely continue to grow around the world.

The air. catastrophe: A tragic event or disaster. climate: The weather and overall conditions in a place as measured over a long period of time. controversial: Causing many arguments or open to debate. core: The very hot center of Earth. decibel: A unit used to measure the volume of sounds. hot spring: A spring of water that is heated by Earth’s interior. hydraulic: Related to devices that work when liquid is forced under pressure through pipes. hydrologist: Someone involved with hydrology. hydrology: The study of the properties and use of the water on Earth and in the atmosphere.

She worked as a geologist and scientist on many projects around the world. Before she founded AltaRock, Petty was a member of a company that gives advice about geothermal energy. She was also a member of the group of experts who wrote MIT’s 2006 report on geothermal energy. AltaRock, her current company, specializes in EGS and works on developing new technologies that will help make EGS less expensive. August 2008, 13 states—Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming—had new geothermal energy projects in the works.

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