The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) publishes articles, blogs, stories, highlights, news, and technical reports regularly. Please check back often to receive the latest information on GTO.

November 28, 2023

U.S. Department of Energy Analysis Confirms California’s Salton Sea Region to Be a Rich Domestic Lithium Resource

Analysis concludes the California’s Salton Sea Region could meet the nation’s need for lithium through extraction from geothermal brines using innovative technologies in development

November 14, 2023

U.S. Department of Energy Announces 13 Projects to Receive up to $44 Million for Innovations in Enhanced Geothermal Systems

Funding Will Help Advance Geothermal Deployment Nationwide and Tap into Geothermal Energy’s Potential to Provide 90 GWe of Clean, Reliable Power

November 9, 2023

NSF-DOE Geothermal INTERN Opportunity Supports Growth of Geothermal Energy Workforce

Next Round of DOE and National Science Foundation collaboration serves graduate students in STEM and advances geothermal energy goals

November 7, 2023

The Geothermal INTERN Experience

Learn how the first cohort of the NSF-DOE Geothermal INTERN opportunity was shaped by the quality colleagues and real-world applications of their research during their internships.

October 30, 2023

Award-Winning Software Helps Communities Plan Their Clean Energy Transition

Learn how a utility in Fairbanks, Alaska, and a national lab used tools to simulate the impact of clean energy technologies on the city’s power system.

October 16, 2023

Passion, Challenge, and Inspiration: How the First Geothermal INTERN Cohort Came to Geothermal

Find out why students in the first cohort in the NSF-DOE Geothermal INTERN opportunity are drawn to advanced academic fields that put them at the forefront of the renewable energy transition.

September 22, 2023

State Leadership in Advancing Geothermal: The WGA's Heat Beneath Our Feet Initiative

Learn about the success of the Western Governors’ Association’s Heat Beneath Our Feet initiative and how it’s helping advance development and deployment of geothermal energy technologies in the western United States and beyond.

September 19, 2023

U.S. Department of Energy Awards $2 Million for Innovations to Source Domestic Lithium From Geothermal Brines

Solutions will advance cost-effective methods for the United States to secure an abundant domestic lithium resource.

August 21, 2023

U.S. Department of Energy and National Science Foundation Announce First Cohort in the INTERN Program to Support Growth of the Geothermal Energy Workforce

DOE and NSF announce 14 graduate students from 11 universities will be working with geothermal companies, national laboratories, and state agencies as the first cohort of the NSF-DOE Geothermal INTERN Program

July 24, 2023

U.S. Department of Energy Announces $10.9 Million to Expand Domestic Supplies of Lithium through Geothermal Brine Extraction

DOE today announced $10.9 million for 10 projects across nine states that will advance innovative technologies to extract and convert battery-grade lithium from geothermal brine sources in the United States.