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Geothermal Energy

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Which of the following accurately describes geothermal energy?

A

Geothermal energy is generated when ultraviolet radiation from the sun strikes the Earth and is converted to infrared energy (heat).

B

Geothermal energy originates from the radioactive decay of materials deep in the Earth.

C

Geothermal energy is generated​ by volcanic eruptions.

D

Geothermal energy is when thermal power plants store energy in the Earth.

E

Geothermal energy is generated when fusion reactions in the core heat the Earth.