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  1. The definition of geothermal is "geo=Earth and thermal = heat"
  2. The world's first geothermal power plant was constructed in 1904 in Larderello, Italy, and continues to generate power to the present day
  3. When one MWhr of geothermal power displaces one MWhr of coal-fired power, approximately one ton of carbon dioxide emissions is offset.
  4. Geothermal power plants generate base load power due to their reliability.
  5. Geothermal energy is used in more than 20 countries to generate electricity, including the USA, Japan, Italy, Indonesia, New Zealand, Mexico, the Philippines, Kenya, Costa Rica, Iceland, etc
  6. Kenya is the first country in Africa to generate electricity from Geothermal sources 
  7. Electricity generated by geothermal energy helps conserve non-renewable fossil fuels, significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions that pollute the environment.