Definition: Geothermal energy (Code 5500)

Energy

Geothermal energy comprises energy available as heat emitted from within the earth's crust, usually in the form of hot water or steam. It is exploited as suitable sites for electricity generation using dry steam or high enthalpy brine after flashing or directly as heat for district heating, agriculture, etc.
Source:
Joint International Energy Agency/Eurostat/United Nations Economic Commission For Europe Annual Questionnaire On Renewables And Wastes
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