Teams of researchers at the University of Minnesota, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and the Ohio State University are working together to develop innovative ways to use geothermal heat to produce renewable energy. Very promising developments use supplemental fluids, such as carbon dioxide (CO2) that would otherwise be emitted to the atmosphere and contribute to climate change. The computer-animated video below presents this concept and how using renewable geothermal resources can contribute.

Video: Gilley, S., and Bielicki, J (2013). “Geothermal Energy: Enhancing Our Future.” Online video. www.energypathways.org and YouTube. YouTube , 1 Dec. 2013. Web.

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