8 Countries that Produce the Most Geothermal Energy in the World

In the 1920s, geothermal electrical generation in the U. S. began at what would become known the world over as The Geysers geothermal field.   The U.S. geothermal industry produces more energy from geothermal plants than any other country.  Technology experts are expanding the definition of usable geothermal resources and are improving the economics of generation.  Geothermal energy produced about 3% of renewable energy-based electricity consumption in the U.S. as of a 2011 DOE count. Insidermonkey experts made a list of 8 countries that produce the most geothermal energy in the world.

There is increasing interest for geothermal energy spurring from all corners of the globe, and the number of geothermal energy countries is increasing according to the (Geothermal Energy Association). 10,715 megawatts of geothermal power is currently being produced in 24 countries, and in 2010 it generated 67,246 GWH of electricity. This is a rise of about 20 percent since 2005. By 2015 the figure is expected to grow even more to 18,500 megawatts, since there is a variety of projects currently underway and many under consideration. Many of these projects are in areas that were before thought to have little resources to exploit. You can visit the 8 countries that produce the most nuclear energy in the world.

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