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Time to Bring Geothermal Energy in From the Cold

David Hart writes on the need to prioritize geothermal in RealClearEnergy.

The C3 Take
  • New drilling technologies are also allowing geothermal to be tapped in previously unavailable locations, but the full promise of geothermal is not being realized due to government policies.
  • Geothermal does not enjoy the same permitting exclusions as fossil fuels, even though they employ the same drilling techniques.
  • Funding for Department of Energy geothermal R&D has also remained stagnate, while other renewable R&D has increased.
  • Geothermal is an abundant source of reliable and clean power and should be put on the same playing field as other energy sources.

“DOE is the only plausible candidate to fill this role in the United States. It routinely takes significant technical risks in order to create opportunities for private investment. It did so when nuclear power was commercialized in the 1950s, it aided solar and wind from the 1970s on, and it is trying to do so now for carbon capture, hydrogen, and even nuclear fusion. Geothermal energy is a more-than-credible addition to this list.”

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