Given the current situation in our world regarding energy and conservation, alternative energy is becoming increasingly valued. Money funneled into research regarding the use and implementation of alternative energy forms is increasing as governments and private sectors are realizing the many positive potential outcomes.
Geothermal energy is energy derived from within the earth’s surface. The heat trapped within the earth’s surface is driven out of the earth and used to drive turbines and generate electricity. Geothermal is one of the clean alternative energy sources which researchers are focusing their efforts to find alternative clean energy sources. Geothermal energy has quite a bit of advantages which are derived from the source’s natural nature. However, as with other alternative energy sources, it has its own disadvantages. We shall explore these disadvantages.