Geothermal Energy


Michigan Environmental Education Curriculum
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The inside of the earth, like the sun, provides heat. This heat, called geothermal energy, gives warmth and power that we can use without polluting the environment. When geothermal energy is used to make electricity, steam, heat, or hot water from a geothermal reservoir provides the force that spins the turbine generators to produce electricity. The used water is then returned through a well to the reservoir to be reheated and used again.

EXPLORE: See how geothermal electricity is produced.

Geothermal Power Plant

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