The amount of geothermal energy currently being used in Australia is more than double the amount used in the US, according to a new report.
Geothermal power has been the mainstay of Australian homes since the early 1900s and has been used for decades as a reliable source of electricity, as well as powering power plants.
The new report, published by the Australian Geothermal Energy Association, shows that the amount of electricity used in Victoria, Western Australia and New South Wales has more than doubled over the last decade.
It also shows that more than a third of all electricity generated in Australia was generated using geothermal, which has a much lower thermal expansion factor than conventional thermal power.
Geoengineering has been a major focus of the global debate over climate change, as climate change scientists have warned that the planet’s climate is changing at an unprecedented rate and the consequences for the human race are being felt.
The report comes as Australia is embroiled in a battle with the Turnbull Government over its controversial emissions trading scheme, with many in the Liberal Party urging it to back down from its climate policies.
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