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Geothermal Energy

Geothermal Energy

Geothermal energy taps into hot water or steam wells below the earth's surface, just like one would drill for oil. Drilling can occur as little as a few inches below the earth's surface, or as much as a few miles below. This steam is then used to power generators.

There is very little environmental impact using this technology. The white "smoke" you see coming out of geothermal generators is merely steam.

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