Accession Number : ADA296670

Title :   Geothermal Energy: Outlook Limited for Some Uses but Promising for Geothermal Heat Pumps.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC RESOURCES COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVE LOPMENT DIV

PDF Url : ADA296670

Report Date : JUN 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 82

Abstract : This report discusses the outlook for producing electricity from and directly using geothermal energy. It also discusses barriers to the use of geothermal heat pumps, a promising but relatively unknown technology, and efforts made by industry and government to increase their use. The report recommends that the Secretary of Energy establish a program to promote geothermal heat pumps as a tool for energy-efficient heating and cooling. (MM)

Descriptors :   *ELECTRIC POWER PRODUCTION, *THERMOELECTRIC POWER GENERATION, *HEAT PUMPS, *GEOTHERMY, COMMERCE, HEAT EXCHANGERS, COOLING, COSTS, HEATING, PRESSURE, COMPRESSORS, MAGMA.

Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
      Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE