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Geothermal Energy

Geothermal energy is a term that’s used to describe the heat contained within the ground beneath our feet.

This source of energy has the potential to produce electricity (with the help of a geothermal power station) or to provide a source of hot water and heating for a building (with the help of ground source heat pumps.)

This section features various articles covering topics relating to geothermal energy.

Geothermal energy activity in New Zealand.

What Is Geothermal Energy?

A look at what geothermal energy actually is including the different forms of geothermal energy available on earth.

Geothermal piping system showing how this system works.

How Does Geothermal Energy Work?

A look at how geothermal energy works, including how geothermal energy can be extracted from the earth and turned into either an electricity or heating source.

The history of geothermal energy.

A History of Geothermal Energy

Take a look at the history of geothermal energy from the first known use by mankind through to the modern day.

Geothermal activity in New Zealand.

Geothermal Energy Facts

Take a look at some of the facts surrounding geothermal energy including how we use it and the history of this energy source.

A pile of money representing the cost of geothermal energy.

The Cost of Geothermal Energy

There are numerous costs associated with the use of geothermal energy including both financial and ecological costs. This article takes a look at some of these aspects.