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The process of producing energy by utilizing heat trapped inside the earth surface is called _________

(a) Hydrothermal energy

(b) Geo-Thermal energy

(c) Solar energy

(d) Wave energy

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Asked question is from Geothermal Energy in chapter Ocean Energy & Geothermal Energy of Energy Engineering

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The correct option is (b) Geo-Thermal energy

Easiest explanation: The process of producing energy by utilizing heat trapped inside the earth surface is called Geo thermal energy. Energy present as heat in the earth’s crust. The more readily accessible heat in the upper most (10 km) or so, of the crust constitutes a potentially useful and almost inexhaustible source of energy.

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