Geothermal energy is using hot water from the earth to turn a turbine that spins parts of a generator which creates electrical energy for us to use.
--The history of Geothermal energy was started by American Paleo-Indians in the U.S. 10,000 years ago. The indians used it for cooking, bathing, and cleaning.
-- The first Geothermal plant was made in 1904. By 1960's there was a large power plant in San Fransisco that was producing 11 megawatts of power.
--Today there are over 60 Geothermal plants in the U.S.
--A California Geothermal plants heat resource hole goes deeper then 15,000 feet. This plant alone provides 20% of California's power.
--Geothermal Energy is a growing area of technology. Geothermal Energy has great potential, but currently provides a very small amount of our energy.