- Pilgrim's Progress: An Update on Geothermal Potential in Alaska
November 20, 2014 4:32 PM
A resource in central Alaska is showing promise for geothermal development—the renewable energy that draws on Earth’s natural heat for electricity and other uses. The myriad benefits of this clean, domestic power source make geothermal exploration an attractive proposition for this state, where off-grid demand means that Alaskans often use expensive, polluting diesel power.Read The Full Story
- Q&A: FORGE-ing Ahead to Clean, Low-Cost Geothermal Energy
July 17, 2014 2:48 PM
Learn about the Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE), which will enable scientists and engineers to develop and test new technologies for innovative Enhanced Geothermal Systems.Read The Full Story
February 24, 2014
In support President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Energy Department today announced $10 million to improve subsurface characterization for enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) by developing state-of-the-art methods that quantify critical underground reservoir properties as they change over time.
January 30, 2014
The U.S. Department of Energy today announced $3 million to spur geothermal energy development using play fairway analysis. This technique identifies prospective geothermal resources in areas with no obvious surface expression by mapping the most favorable intersections of heat, permeability, and fluid. While commonly used in oil and gas exploration, play fairway analysis is not yet widely used in the geothermal industry.
April 12, 2013
As part of the Obama Administration’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Energy Department recognized the nation’s first commercial enhanced geothermal system (EGS) project to supply electricity to the grid.
September 8, 2011Department of Energy Awards up to $38 Million to Advance Technology and Reduce Cost of Geothermal Energy
Washington, D.C. - U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced $38 million over three years for projects to accelerate the development of promising geothermal energy technologies and help diversify America’s sources of clean, renewable energy. Thirty-two innovative projects in 14 states will develop and test new ways to locate geothermal resources and improve resource characterization, drilling, and reservoir engineering techniques, which will enable geothermal energy sources to help reduce the nation's reliance on fossil fuels.
June 23, 2011
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