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ge·o·ther·mal

 (jē′ō-thûr′məl) also ge·o·ther·mic (-mĭk)
adj.
Of or relating to the internal heat of the earth.

ge′o·ther′mal·ly adv.

geothermal

(ˌdʒiːəʊˈθɜːməl) or

geothermic

adj
(Geological Science) of or relating to the heat in the interior of the earth

ge•o•ther•mal

(ˌdʒi oʊˈθɜr məl)

also ge`o•ther′mic,



adj.
of or pertaining to the internal heat of the earth.
[1870–75]

ge·o·ther·mal

(jē′ō-thûr′məl)
Relating to the internal heat of the Earth. The water of hot springs and geysers is heated by geothermal sources. ♦ Power that is generated using the Earth's internal heat is called geothermal energy.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.geothermal - of or relating to the heat in the interior of the earth
Translations

geothermal

[ˌdʒiːəʊˈθɜːməl>] ADJgeotérmico

geothermal

adjgeothermal
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Provide support for public awareness and extension services in rural communities to promote private sector-based mining activities and use of geothermal energy.
geothermal industry has nearly 60 projects capable of producing more than 2,000 megawatts in the pipeline.
Geothermal holds, through ownership or lease, geothermal rights on private lands which comprise the majority of the project areas.
Geothermal heat pumps can be used throughout the nation for heating and cooling buildings.
Other countries with significant geothermal projects include Canada, Germany, Iceland and India.
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But the cost to retrofit the steam-based arena heating system to accommodate geothermal energy was too exorbitant and the north-end hospital was considered too far from the heat source to run infrastructure.
Renewable energy technologies, such as biomass, geothermal, solar and wind, are naturally replenishing sources of energy which offer a multitude of benefits: less pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, stable fuel supplies and prices, nonimported energy and increased economic growth among others.
A geothermal well is practical when there is not a base of solid rock beneath the ground on site, and it is possible to access the area with an auger, or well-drilling equipment.
Alternative energy sources such as solar power, geothermal and biomass production, still seemed promising.
The Hawaii Electric Company's idea is not new: Geothermal energy is a major source of power in Northern California, Iceland, and Italy.
Aside from the currently viable hydrothermal systems, the NRC also described three other potential sources of geothermal energy: deep pressurized-fluid systems below 4,500 meters; hot, dry rock systems; and magma systems.