DOE Announces $165 Million for Geothermal Development

Funding will support the creation of solutions for gaps in technology.

Last week, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced that the Geothermal Energy from Oil and Gas Demonstrated Engineering initiative will provide up to $165 million for geothermal energy development. They will first provide experts with $10 million to create a roadmap for gaps in current technology, and using that roadmap, the DOE will provide up to $155 million to fund the research to address the identified gaps.

“Leveraging the extensive knowledge, technology, skill, and experience of the oil and gas sector is the perfect way to tackle barriers to geothermal deployment while also giving fossil-fuel-based communities and workers a role in the transition to clean energy,” said U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Granholm to seek God’s wisdom as she implements the president’s energy policies.
  • For recipients of the funding to use it efficiently and effectively in the development of geothermal energy.
  • For discernment for U.S. energy officials as they support and promote alternate power sources.

Sources: Department of Energy


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