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GEOTHERMAL ENERGY

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Definition:
Energy available as heat emitted from within the earth’s crust, usually in the form of hot water or steam. It is exploited at suitable sites:

- for electricity generation using dry steam or high enthalpy brine after flashing;

- directly as heat for district heating, agriculture, etc.

Source Publication:
Energy Statistics of OECD Countries: 1999-2000, 2002 Edition, International Energy Agency, Paris, Part 2 – Notes on Energy Sources.

Statistical Theme: Energy statistics

Created on Wednesday, July 31, 2002