Title

Geothermal Energy: Power of the Earth

Date

5-30-2013 8:00 AM

Location

Natural Sciences (NS) 101

Department

General Science Honors

Session Chair

Philip Wade

Session Chair

Arlene Courtney

Session Title

Student Created Documentaries: The Energy Files

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Arlene Courtney and Philip Wade

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

Geothermal energy is an underrated form of energy that should be utilized more frequently. There are numerous geothermal hotspots in North America that have the potential to eliminate our dependency on non-renewable forms of energy. The methods of transforming geothermal energy into thermal energy and electricity are clean and low risk. A plethora of technologies already exist to harness geothermal energy such as lava pumping, heating and cooling loops. With support and additional research these technologies could undoubtedly become a primary energy source in the northwest. While not perfect, the benefits of geothermal energy include its renewability, low environmental impact, and its ability to be implemented in your own home.

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May 30th, 8:00 AM

Geothermal Energy: Power of the Earth

Natural Sciences (NS) 101

Geothermal energy is an underrated form of energy that should be utilized more frequently. There are numerous geothermal hotspots in North America that have the potential to eliminate our dependency on non-renewable forms of energy. The methods of transforming geothermal energy into thermal energy and electricity are clean and low risk. A plethora of technologies already exist to harness geothermal energy such as lava pumping, heating and cooling loops. With support and additional research these technologies could undoubtedly become a primary energy source in the northwest. While not perfect, the benefits of geothermal energy include its renewability, low environmental impact, and its ability to be implemented in your own home.