State and Government Geothermal Websites and Resources
The California Energy Commission’s Geothermal Program was created by Assembly Bill 1905 (Bosco) and has been in operation since 1981. During the first decade, it promoted California geothermal energy development by extending financial and technical assistance to public entities to support direct uses, planning, and mitigation projects. In 1992, the program was expanded to include financial assistance to private entities for research, development and commercialization projects. The funding source is revenue paid to the United States government by geothermal developers from production on federal leases in California. Typically, there are funds available each fiscal year in the Program’s Geothermal Resources Development Account for awards to qualifying applicants, and are provided as grants or loans.
Energy.gov offers a place where you can learn all about Geothermal Technology in your city or town and figure out what your area is doing to help us towards a more renewable energy sources.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is the only Federal Laboratory that is involved in using renewable energy resources, researching, developing and helping our world meet a growing demand for cleaner energy.
U.S. Department of Agriculture Geothermal Information
The USDA Geothermal Information section discusses the different types of Geothermal technologies, state and government policies, special programs and research that is currently going on in this field.
U.S. Department of Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy site that focuses directly on Geothermal technology, how the energy is used and how to gain financial incentives when using Geothermal energy.
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