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Geothermal energy: Texas can tap into the heat beneath our feet

Danny Rehg and Sean Marshall write in the San Angelo Standard-Times about Texas’ potential for geothermal energy.

The C3 Take
  • Texas favorable geology and competitive electricity market structure is making the state a hotbed for geothermal power.
  • Several former oil and gas executives are tapping into their drilling knowhow and launching geothermal startups.
  • As grid reliability continues to be a hot-button issue in the Lone Star State, lawmakers should continue to embrace and innovation and market-led energy portfolio.

“With renewed focus on grid reliability, geothermal energy can play a vital role in the ERCOT grid of the future because of its firm, dispatchable, low carbon and weatherproof characteristics.  Our goal now is to work with the Legislature this session to position Texas as the leader in geothermal energy development.”

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