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Investment in Geothermal Direct Heat Applications

As a result of substantial increases in oil- and gas-supply prices (and despite recent softening of these prices), selected uses of geothermal energy have become competitive with conventional fuels. Geothermal energy includes resources with a wide range of temperatures. These resources are suitable for numerous applications from low-temperature heating to the production of high-temperature steam for use in generating electricity.

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Energy Specializations: Renewables – Geothermal

JEL Codes:
Q51 - Valuation of Environmental Effects

Keywords: Geothermal energy, space heating, electricity generation

DOI: 10.5547/ISSN0195-6574-EJ-Vol5-No1-5

Published in Volume 5, Number 1 of The Quarterly Journal of the IAEE's Energy Economics Education Foundation.