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Subject Keyword GEOTHERMAL ENERGY ♦ JAPAN ♦ ENERGY SOURCE DEVELOPMENT ♦ FORECASTING ♦ GEOTHERMAL ENERGY CONVERSION ♦ GEOTHERMAL EXPLORATION ♦ GEOTHERMAL HEATING ♦ ORGANIZATIONAL MODELS ♦ POWER DEMAND ♦ SUNSHINE PROJECT ♦ VOLCANIC REGIONS ♦ ASIA ♦ CONVERSION ♦ ENERGY ♦ ENERGY CONVERSION ♦ ENERGY SOURCES ♦ EXPLORATION ♦ HEATING ♦ RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES 150102* -- Geothermal Energy-- Resources & Availability-- Non-USA-- (-1989)
Abstract The national government, in order to promote the development of geothermal resources, has taken up geothermal energy as part of the Sunshine Project, and is going ahead with efforts toward the establishment of geothermal survey and prospecting techniques, drilling and extraction techniques, techniques for power generation utilizing geothermal hot water, power generation from volcanoes or hot dry rocks, and techniques for environmental preservation and multipurpose utilization. At the same time, there are under way surveys, including boring operations, on geothermal areas across the country for the development of geothermal resources, environmental impact surveys to facilitate the planning of geothermal power station sites, surveys for effective utilization of hot water, commercialization tests, the provision of loans for construction of geothermal power stations, and so forth. Through thse measures, geothermal power generation is expected to supply about 6 GW (G = 10/sup 9/) by 1990 and about 48 GW by 2000.
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1977-10-01
Publisher Place United States
Journal Bull., Geotherm. Resour. Counc.
Volume Number 7
Issue Number 2


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