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0.3% of global electricity is generated from Geothermal

What is Geothermal?

Geothermal energy is energy made by heat inside the Earth's crust. The heat is used to heat water or another working fluid, which is then used to turn a turbine. The turbine turns a generator which makes electricity.

Is Geothermal a low-carbon energy source?

The median estimate of lifecycle emissions from Geothermal is 38 gCO2eq / kWh. This is based on the Technology-specific Cost and Performance Parameters report from the IPCC.


Geothermal compared to other low-carbon energy electricity sources

Most significant producers of electricity from Geothermal

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