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Title: Geothermal: The Energy Under Our Feet

Abstract

This new brochure summarizes the findings of the May 16, 2007 meeting, and conveys the significance and vastness of the geothermal resource.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
900901
Report Number(s):
DOE/GO-102007-2386; NREL/BR-840-40948
TRN: US200719%%475
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-99-GO10337
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Related Information: Geothermal Technologies Program (Brochure)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; GEOTHERMAL RESOURCES; ENERGY SOURCE DEVELOPMENT; US DOE; GEOTHERMAL; RESOURCES; HYDROTHERMAL; GEOPRESSURED; CO-PRODUCED; GEOTHERMAL HEAT PUMP; GHPS; EARTH ENERGY; DEEP GEOTHERMAL SYSTEMS; EGS; ENHANCED GEOTHERMAL SYSTEMS; DIRECT USE; ENERGY RESOURCES; Geothermal Energy

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Not Available. Geothermal: The Energy Under Our Feet. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.2172/900901.
Not Available. Geothermal: The Energy Under Our Feet. United States. doi:10.2172/900901.
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  • On May 16, 2006, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado hosted a geothermal resources workshop with experts from the geothermal community. The purpose of the workshop was to re-examine domestic geothermal resource estimates. The participating experts were organized into five working groups based on their primary area of expertise in the following types of geothermal resource or application: (1) Hydrothermal, (2) Deep Geothermal Systems, (3) Direct Use, (4) Geothermal Heat Pumps (GHPs), and (5) Co-Produced and Geopressured. The workshop found that the domestic geothermal resource is very large, with significant benefits.
  • Geothermal energy provides less than .1% of US electricity needs. By 1985, this energy could supply 10-15%, resulting in fuel savings equal to the annual gas consumption of the 90 million cars currently on the road. Heat from the earth is already warming buildings in Iceland, New Zealand, and Japan. Environmental and pollution problems of geothermal steam are much easier to control than those of fossil fuels. Governmental efforts to develop this resource are outlined. (2 drawings, 5 photos)
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