Atlantic Council – Unearthing Potential: The Value of Geothermal Energy to US Decarbonization

We are pleased to invite you to join the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center for a panel about the value of US geothermal energy to decarbonization on Friday, March 18th, from 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM EST. This public, virtual event will convene key stakeholders to discuss opportunities for geothermal energy to play a significant role in US emissions reductions, as well as avenues for the US government to assist in the sector’s growth.

Achieving US climate goals requires the development and widespread deployment of all available clean energy solutions. Geothermal energy, while currently only a marginal component of the US energy economy, can contribute significantly to the climate action effort. It has the potential to support deep decarbonization through clean baseload generation, efficient heating and cooling, lithium co-production, and a host of other applications.

However, current policy towards geothermal energy has, thus far, prevented the emergence of a vibrant market that would stimulate sector growth. To realize the potential of geothermal energy, public- and private-sector leaders must support policies that encourage geothermal industries and address regulatory, technical, and economic barriers.

Opening remarks by

Randolph Bell
Senior Director and Richard Morningstar Chair for Global Energy Security
Atlantic Council Global Energy Center

A conversation with

Susan Hamm
Geothermal Technologies Office Director
US Department of Energy

Kathy Hannun
President and Co-Founder
Dandelion Energy

Sarah Jewett
Director of Strategy
Fervo Energy

Teresa Eileen Jordan
J. Preston Levis Professor of Engineering
Cornell University

Jack Kiruja
Associate Program Officer, Geothermal Energy
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Moderated by

Zachary Strauss
Nonresident Fellow
Atlantic Council Global Energy Center


Mar 18 2022


10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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