The primary disadvantages of geothermal energy are its inability to be used anywhere and its costly construction. While geothermal energy is practical in some areas, it's a poor choice in most locations. More » Science Earth Science

Geothermal heating works by using a heat pump to pull heat from the ground via a connection to a ground loop, which is a group of underground pipes. This naturally renewable heat source uses the temperature of the Earth'... More » Home & Garden Heating & Cooling

Geothermal power is generated by capturing and utilizing the steam and hot water produced by geothermal springs. As cold water seeps into the Earth’s crust, a layer of hot and molten rock heats it up and causes it to ris... More » Science Physics Thermodynamics

While geothermal energy is very environmentally friendly and does not produce large quantities of pollution, only limited sites have the potential for energy generation and upfront costs are often considerable. Geotherma... More » Science Earth Science

Geothermal energy is used to supply heat for industrial purposes. It may also be used to promote agricultural and aquaculture production in cold climates by heating soils, aquaculture ponds and greenhouses. In addition, ... More »

Advantages of using geothermal energy include lower operating costs than many other fuel sources, pollution-free energy creation, and a reduction in the use of non-renewable fossil fuels such as coal and oil. Further adv... More » Science Earth Science

Geothermal energy is derived from the heat naturally emitted from the Earth's interior. This form of energy may be harnessed from underground steam and water sources and heat from solid rock and magma. It is a renewable ... More »