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Geothermal Energy Development Activities and Resource Requirements

Geothermal energy projects can have a variety of effects on the environment, as a result of activities occurring during different phases of development.

Follow the links below to learn more about how the typical phases of geothermal energy development — resource exploration and drilling, construction, operations and maintenance, and decommissioning and site reclamation — can give rise to environmental impacts.

Geothermal technologies composite photo. Source: NREL