Could Earth's Heat Solve Our Energy Problems?

The folks at Real Engineering explore geothermal heat and why it has not yet been adopted in a serious way.
Loukia Papadopoulos

One of the biggest challenges in today's world is transitioning into renewable energy. But as we still struggle with storage we still need a clean energy solution.

This is where geothermal energy comes in. Geothermal offers never-ending clean energy if only we could access it.

If we could find a way to safely and cost-effectively access that heat, we could solve all of our energy problems. There are some areas where this heat comes up.

In geothermal hotspots, you can access that heat and its boundless reserve. Yet, geothermal makes up less than 1% of global installed electricity capacity.

Why haven't we adopted this energy source in a serious way? The folks at Real Engineering explore this topic in-depth with their usual illustrative style.