DOE's October 29 announcement awarding $338 million in stimulus funding to geothermal energy research and development projects is the largest injection of funding into new geothermal technology development in over 25 years.

"In California, we are hoping that geothermal power can help the state become the first major world economy to back-out all of its coal. No other technology can do this as effectively as geothermal energy." -- Karl Gawell, Geothermal Energy Association