Global geothermal energy produced by country 2020

This statistic displays the geothermal power that was produced worldwide in 2020, by major country. During this year, Indonesia was ranked second in terms of geothermal power generation with 15,315 gigawatt hours of geothermal energy.

Geothermal energy – additional information

The worldwide consumption of energy has increased steadily over the last decades. Growing population and increasing standards of living in developing countries will place even more demand on energy resources. As concerns over carbon dioxide emission levels and their implication have grown, alternative energy sources started gaining traction.

Many technologies have been developed to take advantage of clean and renewable energy resources, such as solar, wind or hydroelectric power, and geothermal energy. Geothermal energy is derived from heat from the Earth which is then converted into electricity. The Earth’s internal heat is produced by magma which is heated by its natural radioactive decay and can be used for the heating and cooling of buildings. Geothermal resources are generally considered as environmental friendly, clean and sustainable.

Geothermal energy generation worldwide in 2020, by country

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Release date

May 2020

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2020

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