The House Energy and Water Appropriation's Subcommittee "Chairman's Mark" could "devastate geothermal power's growth," the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) said last week. The Subcommittee proposal made available on its website would terminate DOE's geothermal research program.

"By undercutting technology development this move could cost the U.S. 70,000 permanent jobs and $35 billion in new investment." -- Karl Gawell, Geothermal Energy Association, executive director