Jim Faulds to serve as panelist at congressional briefing on geothermal energy

Jim Faulds, NBMG Director and State Geologist, will be serving as a panelist at a congressional briefing on geothermal energy: Geothermal Featured in Energy-Water-Land Connections Briefing Series.

“As part of the “Energy from the Earth: Energy-Water-Land Connections” briefing series, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Renewable Power, Doug Hollett, will moderate a panel on recent successes in geothermal research on September 15, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.

Panelists include University of Nevada’s Research Professor, Jim Faulds; National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Energy and Environmental Analyst, Jordan Macknick; and the Navy Geothermal Program Office’s Senior Geologist, Andy Sabin.

Topics will cover the following:

  • What are geothermal systems and where are they located?
  • What water and land resources are necessary for geothermal energy production?
  • How have existing geothermal operations developed innovative solutions to address water use?
  • What does the future of geothermal energy production look like?

This event will take place at the Longworth House Office Building in Washington, D.C.  Please RSVP to Abby Seadler (aseadler@agiweb.org) by September 14, 2015 to attend the briefing.

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy[energy.gov] (EERE) is at the center of creating the clean energy economy today. EERE leads the U.S. Department of Energy’s efforts to develop and deliver market-driven solutions for energy-saving homes, buildings, and manufacturing; sustainable transportation; and renewable electricity generation.

The Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) accelerates the deployment of clean, domestic geothermal energy by supporting innovative technologies that reduce the cost and risk of hydrothermal[energy.gov], low-temperature[energy.gov], and enhanced geothermal systems[energy.gov] development. Learn more on our website[energy.gov].”

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