Considering the benefits of geothermal energy, it’s not so much a matter that it is more important over other energy sources, but simply that the benefits of geothermal power can exceed those of other sources.
For example, while other renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power have peeks and troughs throughout the day because we rely on the sun being present and the wind blowing for energy to be produced, geothermal power is available 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. All that needs to be done is for water to be sent down into the ground where it is heated and then sent back up as energy.
Of course, as with other renewable energy sources the waste products and pollution created by geothermal power are very low if produced at all , making it as desirable an energy source as other renewable energy sources that also don’t pollute.
The main issue with geothermal power is having enough sites at which geothermal power can be utilitzed. The sites in the U.S. that provide shallow groundwater that is hot enough to produce geothermal energy are limited. While there are ways around this lack of shallow groundwater that can be used, it is cost that tends to prevent geothermal energy sources from being harnessed. However, with new governmental policies being introduced for clean energy sources with the last change in presidency, there are geothermal possibilities that hopefully will become a reality in the not so distant future.
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