Is geothermal energy renewable or nonrenewable energy?

1 Answer
Dec 3, 2017

Geothermal energy is renewable.


Geothermal energy is renewable because the Earth has retained a huge amount of the heat energy that was generated during formation of the planet. In addition, heat is continuously produced by decay of radioactive elements within the Earth.

Even in geothermal areas dependent on a reservoir of hot water, the volume taken out can be re-injected, making it a sustainable energy source.