Geothermal Energy in Australia

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Sharon G

 

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December 29, 2015

 

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One cubic kilometer of hot granite at this temperature has the same energy potential as 40 million barrels of oil. It is considered to be far more environmentally friendly than fossil fuels because it has zero carbon emissions and uses the natural heat from the earth to create steam from water that drives turbines to generate electricity...
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Unlike burning natural gas (CH4, Methane) for example, geothermal power stations do not release Carbon Dioxide into the atmosphere, as shown below: H2O (l) (arrow) H2O(g) (Simply heating water until evaporates into steam has no byproducts) CH4 + 2O2 (arrow) CO2 + 2H2O (Products of burning Methane with Oxygen are Carbon Dioxide and Water) The superheated rocks of the Cooper Basin have been described as a long-term, renewable energy source for Australia...
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