Full Title: Energy from the Earth: Geothermal Energy Transformations-Nationwide Resources and Value Chains
Author(s): Chad Augustine, Patrick Dobson, Brian Anderson
Publisher(s): American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, American Geophysical Union, American Geosciences Institute, Association of American State Geologists, Geological Society of America, National Science Foundation—Directorate for Geosciences, U.S. Geological Survey
Publication Date: 1/2014
Presentations from the briefing, which gave an overview of the series and US energy needs and supply:
Geothermal energy could be a significant source of clean power for the United States. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, heat from the Earth’s interior could fuel more than 10 percent of the nation’s current electrical generating capacity. The United States is already the world leader, accounting for 28 percent of the global installed geothermal capacity. Nevada, California, Utah, and Oregon have the greatest amount of current geothermal development, but other states have significant potential, particularly as new technologies are developed. Innovative processes, such as enhanced geothermal systems, extracting strategic materials from geothermal brines, and large-scale direct-use applications are just some of the new developments happening in the industry.