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### What are the advantages of Geothermal Energy?

Geothermal energy has more advantages compared to various other forms of energy. A few of the geothermal energies are given below. Geothermal energy is an eco-friendly energy and is popularly known as a clean energy. The reason behind this is that geothermal energy is not extracted from fossil fuels and emits only approximately three percentage of C2O. This is one of the major advantages of geothermal energy.

Human race is facing serious environmental problems such as global warming and pollution; hence it is vital to switch over to the renewable energy sources such as geothermal energy. Geothermal energy is derived from the heat generated by the earth's core and from water. Yearly rainfalls replenish water level in the earth and the heat is constantly generated within the earth's crust.

One of the biggest advantages of geothermal energy is emission from a geothermal plant is less compared to traditional generation of power. A geothermal plant does not emit liquids or any form of harmful gases. The only gas emitted is C2O in small quantity. The water reservoirs are replenished with recycled salt and minerals along with excess water that is pumped into it.

In future, the geothermal energy would be efficiently used instead of other forms of energy. The reason is it is a renewable form of energy that is not only clean but also could supply continuous electrical power. Geothermal energy is available 24 x 7 and is produced within every country. This means, a country with large number of geothermal plants becomes less dependent on foreign fossil fuels (buzzle.com).