07-22-2017: Brief Discussion of Alternative Energies and History of Geothermal Energy

Geothermal energy is heat energy derived from earth’s core and is a “renewable resource” as defined by the Pacific Northwest Electric Power Planning and Conservation Act of 1980 and The National Energy Policy Act of 1992; estimated by the U.S. Geothermal Industry for the Renewable Energy Task Force (1997) as “equivalent to 42 million megawatts […]