The Geothermal Energy Association along with geothermal leaders and experts from around the nation offered a unique Geothermal Energy Project Showcase on earlier this month. Geothermal companies presented a virtual tour of new geothermal power plants and projects under development to a standing-room-only audience of renewable energy industry members, financiers, Congressional representatives, international delegates, students and community members at the Newseum in Washington, DC.

Dr. Lisa Shevenell, Director of the Great Basin Center for Geothermal Energy at University of Nevada Reno called the recent USGS estimates of geothermal potential seriously flawed and reported that Nevada alone could exceed what USGS projected for the entire nation. Projects already under development in Nevada could produce as much as 39% of the state's current power needs, she said.