Geothermal Energy Association,
Geothermal Energy Association
March 01, 2012
Washington, DC (March 1, 2012) The Geothermal Energy Association today released the policy priorities adopted by the organization's Board of Directors. Yesterday, the Energy Information Agency also projected that geothermal power production would triple in the US by 2035, with its growth outpacing the renewable power average.
"Reports continue to forecast tremendous growth for the geothermal industry in the US and worldwide, but economic and policy challenges still exist across the board,” said GEA Executive Director Karl Gawell. “In order for geothermal to reach its true growth potential, leaders and policymakers must understand our industry’s needs on a policy level.”
GEA 2012 Policy Priorities:
Secure Longer Term Tax Incentives to Promote Geothermal Energy Development and Industry Stability
Facilitate Permitting and Construction of the Transmission Capacity Needed to Support Geothermal Energy Development
Minimize Leasing and Permitting Delays that Challenge Geothermal Development
Launch New National Efforts to Support Geothermal Exploration, Resource Quantification, and Project Development
Build On Existing State Renewable Mandates with a National Energy Policy That Promotes Renewables
Help Member Companies Expand Their Share of the Growing World Geothermal Market
The Geothermal Energy Association will host two upcoming events that will discuss these key issues, what the industry needs, and designing a blueprint to achieve these goals. On May 23, the GEA International Geothermal Energy Showcase will be held in Washington, DC. For more information, visit http://geo-energy.org/events/GEA_ShowCase_05_23_12.aspx. The GEA National Geothermal Summit 2012 will come to Sacramento August 7-8. For more information about this and other GEA events, please visit http://geo-energy.org/events.aspx. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kathy Kent at 202 454 5263 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To schedule an interview with GEA Executive Director Karl Gawell, please contact Shawna Seldon at 212 255 7541 or Shawna@rosengrouppr.com.
About the Geothermal Energy Association:
The Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) is a trade association composed of U.S. companies who support the expanded use of geothermal energy and are developing geothermal resources worldwide for electrical power generation and direct-heat uses. GEA advocates for public policies that will promote the development and utilization of geothermal resources, provides a forum for the industry to discuss issues and problems, encourages research and development to improve geothermal technologies, presents industry views to governmental organizations, provides assistance for the export of geothermal goods and services, compiles statistical data about the geothermal industry, and conducts education and outreach projects. For more information, please visit http://www.geo-energy.org/. Check out GEA’s YouTube Channel. Follow GEA on Twitter. Become a fan on Facebook.
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