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    The oldest known spa is a stone pool on China’s Lisan mountain built in the Qin dynasty in the 3rd century BC, at the same site where the Huaqing Chi palace was later built. In the first century AD, Romans conquered //Aquae Sulis//, now Bath, Somerset, England, and used the hot springs there to feed public baths and underfloor heating. The admission fees for these baths probably represent the first commercial use of geothermal power.
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    Wind Energy
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    According to the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) 2010 Wind Technologies Market Report U.S. wind power additions in 2010 experienced a reduction from the 2009 additions due to market conditions that mirrored the U.S. economy at large, with 5,113 megawatts of new capacity and $11 billion invested. New wind power projects contributed roughly 25% of the new nameplate capacity added to the U.S. electrical grid in 2010, compared to 42% in 2009, and 43% in 2008. For the fourth consecutive year, wind power contributed more than 25% of new nameplate capacity to the U.S. electrical grid.

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Thursday, August 2

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    Geothermal
    Benefits of Geothermal Energy:
    The biggest benefit of GHPs is that they use 25%–50% less electricity than conventional heating or cooling systems.
    Geothermal heat pump systems allow for design flexibility and can be installed in both new and retrofit situations.
    Problems of Geothermal Energy:
    The main problem with geothermal, of course, is lack of easily accessible surface sites.
    Note that Geothermal does pollute the environment with small amounts of sulfur and carbon emission but to date, the tapped sources are natural so this would happen anyway
    Uses of Geothermal Energy:
    In Texas
    Geothermal Heat Pumps – Everywhere
    Hydrothermal (Direct Use) of fluids (75 – 190°F)
    Electricity generated from oil & gas well fluids
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    The worldwide application of geothermal energy for non-electric use is reviewed.
    The oldest known spa is a stone pool on China’s Lisan mountain built in the Qin dynasty in the 3rd century BC, at the same site where the Huaqing Chi palace was later built. In the first century AD, Romans conquered //Aquae Sulis//, now Bath, Somerset, England, and used the hot springs there to feed public baths and underfloor heating. The admission fees for these baths probably represent the first commercial use of geothermal power.
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    In 2006, 7% of the energy Americans consumed were renewable. Out of that 7%, 42% of it was hydropower.
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    Biomass is an organic renewable energy source that includes materials such as agriculture and forest residues, energy crops, and algae
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