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August 22, 2013
EERE Success Story—Northern California: Innovative Exploration Technologies Yield Geothermal Potential
First-ever achievement to re-open an abandoned steam field, validating universally applicable technologies.
August 22, 2013
EERE Success Story—Energy Department Develops Roadmap to Help Spur Geothermal Energy Development
Geothermal Regulatory Roadmap will help developers navigate regulatory requirements at every level of government to deploy geothermal energy projec...
August 21, 2013
BLM Approves California Geothermal Development Project
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Forest Service Inyo National Forest on August 13 signed the Record of Decision approving a new 40-...
August 21, 2013
EERE Success Story—California: Next-Generation Geothermal Demonstration Launched
First-of-its-kind achievement successfully demonstrates that EGS technologies are commercially viable.
August 21, 2013
EERE Success Story—Readily Available Data Help to Overcome Geothermal Deployment Barriers
The National Geothermal Data System is based on a DOE strategic planning directive to employ the most advanced informatics and ensure that the geot...
August 21, 2013
EERE Success Story—Nevada: Geothermal Brine Brings Low-Cost Power with Big Potential
Utilizing EERE funds, ElectraTherm developed a geothermal technology that will generate electricity for less than $0.06 per kilowatt hour.
July 31, 2013
DOE Awards $11 Million to Small Clean-Tech Businesses

The Energy Department on July 24 announced new awards totaling nearly $11 million to help small businesses in nine states develop innovative ideas...

July 11, 2013
Caldwell Ranch: Innovative Exploration Technologies Yield Geothermal Potential

As part of a geothermal exploration effort to search for geothermal resources nationwide, a $5 million U.S. Department of Energy investment to...

July 3, 2013
National Competition Names University of Rochester for Geothermal Innovation

The winning team in this year's National Geothermal Student Competition – the Energy Department's intercollegiate contest that challenges...

July 3, 2013
President Obama Touts Renewable Energy, Efficiency in Climate Plan
President Obama announced on June 25 his climate action plan, which includes significant goals related to renewable energy and energy efficiency.
June 26, 2013
Energy Intensity of Federal Buildings Slashed 25% in Past Decade

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), which builds and manages federal buildings, recently announced that it cut federal energy spending...

June 26, 2013
Climate Change Update: Baseload Geothermal is One of the Lowest Emitting Energy Technologies
Geothermal energy – energy derived from the heat of the earth – has the ability to produce electricity consistently around the clock, draws a s...
June 12, 2013
DOI Approves Three Renewable Energy Projects in Arizona and Nevada

The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) on June 3 announced the approval of three major renewable energy projects in Arizona and Nevada that are...

June 5, 2013
2013 EIA Energy Conference Features Secretary Moniz

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) will hold its 2013 EIA Energy Conference on June 17 and 18 in Washington, D.C., and Energy...

June 5, 2013
Energy Department Develops Regulatory Roadmap to Spur Geothermal Energy Development
The Energy Department today issued a Geothermal Regulatory Roadmap that will help developers navigate regulatory requirements at every level of gov...
May 29, 2013
Secretary Moniz: What the Natural Gas Boom Means for Renewables

In a new video released on May 23 by the Energy Department, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz comments on how the United States should take advantage...

May 21, 2013
EERE Success Story—California: Geothermal Plant to Help Meet High Lithium Demand
Using an EERE investment, Simbol Materials is co-producing electric vehicle batteries from co-produced fluids.
May 16, 2013
EERE Success Story—Nevada Deploys Grid-Connected Electricity from Enhanced Geothermal Systems
Ormat Technologies develops first commercial EGS project to supply electricity to the grid.
May 1, 2013
Student Semi-Finalist Teams Selected to Help Advance Geothermal Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy selected four semi-finalists this week to advance to the final round in the National Geothermal Student Competition, ...
April 18, 2013
EERE Success Story—Colorado Firm Develops Innovative Materials for Geothermal Systems
Company develops new techniques for geothermal energy extraction and well monitoring.
April 18, 2013
EERE Success Story—New Geothermal Exploration and Management Tools
Colorado School of Mines developing tools to enable discovery and management of geothermal resources.
April 17, 2013
President's 2014 Budget Proposes Critical Investments in Clean Energy

President Barack Obama on April 10 requested a $28.4 billion Fiscal Year 2014 budget for the Energy Department, including $2.78 billion for the...

April 15, 2013
New Ways to Produce Geothermal Power at Lower Temperatures

Investments by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are helping to produce geothermal power at increasingly lower temperatures. While traditional...

April 15, 2013
Nevada-based industry partner Ormat Technologies leveraged DOE funds to deploy the nation's first commercial EGS at Desert Peak, Nevada. photo courtesy of Ormat
First Commercial Success for Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) Spells Exponential Growth for Geothermal Energy

The Obama Administration's all-of-the-above energy strategy took a leap forward today with the Energy Department's announcement recognizing the...

April 9, 2013
EERE Success Story—Oregon: DOE Advances Game-Changing EGS Geothermal Technology at the Newberry Volcano
An AltaRock demonstration project will produce geothermal energy from hot, dry underground rock.