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Geothermal

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Geothermal energy is heat derived below the earth’s surface which can be harnessed to generate clean, renewable energy. This vital, clean energy resource supplies renewable power around the clock and emits little or no greenhouse gases -- all while requiring a small environmental footprint to develop.

The Energy Department is committed to responsibly developing, demonstrating, and deploying innovative technologies to support the continued expansion of the geothermal industry across the United States.

Geothermal Basics
On these pages you'll find helpful publications, software, and websites for the geothermal community and stakeholders.
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INFOGRAPHIC: Digging Into Geothermal
A new form of geothermal has big potential for America's energy future. Our new infographic breaks it down.
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Enhanced Geothermal Systems

Learn about the Energy Department's research on enhanced geothermal systems (EGS).

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Top 10 Things You Didn't Know about Enhanced Geothermal Systems

The U.S. generates more electricity through geothermal energy than any other country in the world. Learn about the breakthrough technology that...

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Road Tripping through the Geothermal Frontier
And they’re off! After more than a year since the announcement of available funding, the project teams selected for our Frontier Observatory for Rese
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Mapping Geothermal Heat Flow and Existing Plants

Check out our interactive map to learn about geothermal energy, a growing source of clean, renewable American power.

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Energy Department Receives Award for First-of-its-Kind Geothermal Project

The Department of Energy and the University of North Dakota have been recognized by the Geothermal Energy Association for launching the first...

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